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Sonja Pieper

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(Why are most author bios written in 3rd person as if someone else was writing them?)

I live in the same town where I was born, went to school, later to university to study computer science, worked as a software developer for many years (and still do) and started writing again.

And btw: English is not my first language and yet I write in English. The reason is that Creative Writing class I took during my junior year in high-school that I spent in the US. The class was great and it permanently fixed English as my writing language in my mind. It took me nearly 20 years to discover that.



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Sonja Pieper The beautiful words written by others. Wanting to do the same basically since I first discovered books. But it took me a long time to discover what I…moreThe beautiful words written by others. Wanting to do the same basically since I first discovered books. But it took me a long time to discover what I wanted to write. Also I firmly believe the world needs more science-fiction books now and always.(less)
Sonja Pieper From another book. If I say which one that would be a spoiler. But it was a non-fiction book I really enjoyed reading and suddenly it was NaNoWriMo…moreFrom another book. If I say which one that would be a spoiler. But it was a non-fiction book I really enjoyed reading and suddenly it was NaNoWriMo and I needed an idea to write 50.000 words to. It ended up becoming my first novel which then had to be changed and polished for the next few years. Also Cyberpunk is my favorite genre and so I had to get started there.(less)
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Orchid Nights to be published

Lately, I haven’t posted at all and before that only book reviews. Now I have some actual news: I’ve finally decided on a date and set myself a deadline! Orchid Nights will be out May 9, 2019. You can actually preorder the book now (and I’d love if you would, see links below).

I’ve worked on this for a while now (~5 years) and it is finally going to be available to read for all of you who have...

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message 9: by ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ (last edited Nov 07, 2017 12:22PM)

☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣ Yashima wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite. I haven't even read the first Harmony Black book yet and totally missed out on the series buddy read ... but it's on my (relatively short) list :)"
I think you might be in for a treat with Harmony Black series. Personally, I loved it. It's so perky and energetic!


Sonja (aka Yashima) Cathy (cathepsut) wrote: "Thanks for the friends invite! Looks like we can chat in German... ;)"

Immer gerne :)


Cathy (cathepsut) Thanks for the friends invite! Looks like we can chat in German... ;)


Sonja (aka Yashima) Gavin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Yashima. I'm always happy to meet and chat books with fellow sci-fi and fantasy fans. We do seem to have a similar taste in books. It is always great to meet more fan..."

Advanced case of Sanderson-fangirlism here ;) Anyway Black Prism and the sequels are among my favorites in recent fantasy series. The magic system is stunning (even Sanderson couldn't do better) ... and the rest of the book isn't lacking either.


message 5: by Gavin

Gavin Thanks for the friend request, Yashima. I'm always happy to meet and chat books with fellow sci-fi and fantasy fans. We do seem to have a similar taste in books. It is always great to meet more fans of Brandon Sanderson and Laini Taylor.

I'm really named Gavin! I've not yet read Black Prism, or anything else by Brent Weeks so far, but he is an author I've been meaning to try for years so I'm sure I'll get to his books eventually.


Sonja (aka Yashima) Tadiana ✩ Night Owl☽ wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Yashima!"

Looking forward to your reviews.
Bingo Club also sounds interesting ...


Sonja (aka Yashima) Robin wrote: "Yashima...thanks for the friend request.

You said the magic words....anything Stormlight Archives"


I am looking forward to the next one ... Sanderson's website lists 36% of first draft :) Probably next year then.


message 2: by Robin

Robin (Bridge Four) Yashima...thanks for the friend request.

You said the magic words....anything Stormlight Archives


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Thanks for the friendvite, Yashima!


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