Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
-Earl Nightingale


A life-long lover of learning and creativity, Sonya believes that every life experience has the capacity to teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. She incorporates this philosophy into her writing and laces it with artistic flair, exploring the emotions behind the experiences. Her stories are witty and soulful, focused on understanding the human condition, yet displaying her love for a good plot twist. She blends elements of romance, mystery, or crime into her upmarket fiction, writing to better understand people and, in so doing, connect with readers who long for the same.

Sonya’s journey into writing was a long time coming. After being told in high school she was “too smart for art,” she spent a great deal of time avoiding anything creative. Then, she stumbled onto photography and finally gave herself permission to explore her artistic nature. This led to an Associate degree in Theatre, painting sales spanning the globe, and, at last, a writing career. She is a published poet, has written and produced two middle grade plays, was a contributing author in a motivational devotional, and worked as a staff writer for a magazine in Kirkland, Washington.

A member of Hugo House in Seattle, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), and both the National Sisters In Crime and Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters In Crime, Sonya has a degree in English – Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She spent most of her life in the Dallas, Texas area, but currently calls Washington state home. There, she is intoxicated by an unfathomable passion for evergreens, lakes, and ferries. She loves travel, a good cup of tea, an eloquently crafted sentence, and the wonder that is single malt scotch.