When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing in high school. Mostly poetry at first and short stories. I wrote my first length novel while I was writing my master’s thesis in microbiology. I never published it, but the Knights Series started while I was writing my Ph.D. thesis. It’s a way to balance out the nonfictional side of me.
Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
I love romance books with a twist, especially with a little suspense. I also love psychological thrillers, so I wanted to incorporate a little of the three into a series.
Are you a full-time or part-time writer and how does that affect your
Part-time mostly, but I’m on a break from school for a while so temporarily fulltime.
What are some day jobs you have held?
Scientist, Tutor, Professional Makeup Artist, and Party Planner.
Do you have a special time to write, or how is your day structured to accommodate your writing?
Whenever inspiration comes. Usually, when I am trying to sleep, ideas come to me and I work them out for a few days until the whole scene works out. Then I write it.
What have you written so far?
Knights Series: Knights After My Heart & Knights Who Stole My Heart Anthologies: Christmas Kisses (Gift or Redemption), Lovestruck (The Dragons’ Kiss), and Fear, Faith, and Moving Forward (It’s All About the Bounce). Coming Soon: Sing to Me & The Damaged Love Series.
Do you work to an outline or plot sketch, or do you prefer to let a general idea guide your writing?
So, I have an overall idea of what I want to accomplish. I start off with a beginning, plot point, and ending. Part of my editing process is a detailed outline to assess plot holes.
What are some ways in which you promote your work?
Right now, social media. I’m still working on branching out.
How do you feel about indie/alternative vs. conventional publishing?
Either route, you’re an author. Indie authors probably have to work more to get their work out there without help, but I’ve never had a conventional publishing contract so I am not sure how it all works.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Hawk! He’s kind of diabolical.
Who is your least favorite character and why?
I don’t have one. But at times my main character, Lia, annoys me with her indecisiveness. However, it’s necessary. She needs to grow, become more assertive and secure of herself so she can evolve. Also, her “back and forth” is directly correlated with Hawk’s unraveling.
How can you discover more about Sonya and her work?
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