About Me

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SONJA THOMAS (she/her) writes stories for readers of all ages, often featuring brave, everyday girls doing extraordinary things. Raised in Central Florida (the wonderful world of Disney, humidity, and hurricanes) and a Washington, DC transplant for 11 years (go Nats!), she's now “keeping it weird” in the Pacific Northwest.


Ruled by coffee & cats, a few of her favorite things are

  • dancing to music blasting in the living room 

  • traveling to new places and buying a magnet before leaving

  • snuggling with her furry friend, Gabbie Lu (just don't let her roommate's 3 other cats know!)

She's a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators), SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America), and the #22Debuts.

Her debut middle grade novel Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence releases March 15, 2022 from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster.