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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—home of 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 and

  • visiting with furry friends, including Oakley (the German Shepherd) and Othello (the sweetest tuxedo cat on the planet)!

She's a contributing author for Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic. Her debut middle grade novel, Sir Fig Newton and the Science of Persistence, is a 2023 Oregon Book Awards finalist and the State Library of Oregon's 2023 children's / middle grade title. Her next middle grade novel, Olive Blackwood Takes Action!, releases in 2024.

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