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Sonya Heaney

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in Canberra, Australia



Member Since
April 2012

Sonya Heaney began her professional life aged eight, as the Changeling in Queensland Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After many more years of hard work, even more blisters, and plenty of pretty tutus, one too many injuries forced her out of her pointe shoes.

Between then and now she has worked in a posh Dublin hotel (that didn’t last long), pulled pints in London pubs (that lasted years), taught English in Korea (her apartment was broken into and her computer was stolen – along with many half-finished manuscripts), and worked on costumes backstage in various theatres (it was always chaos).

Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing, and spent years putting it to use in nonfiction fields before turning her hand to romance.


Research Trip!

This was my second visit to Monte Cristo in six months. It’s a Victorian homestead on the outskirts of Junee (NSW) and is said to be the most haunted house in Australia. And this time we had it all to ourselves!

So many horrible things have happened in its history (e.g. the hole in the wall in the last picture is where the housekeeper’s son was kept chained in the dairy).

My first home when I li

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message 25: by Rita

Rita Thanks for the add :)

WhatIReallyRead Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you!

message 22: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas

message 20: by Gretel

Gretel Thanks for accepting! :D
I'll have to snoop around your lists, especially for some good romance novels I have such a hard time to find.

message 19: by Wendi

Wendi Sonya Heaney wrote: "Thanks for the friend invitation. :)"

Thanks for accepting, Sonya! =)

Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover Thanks for accepting my friend request:) I look forward to chatting with you.

message 17: by Elaine

Elaine Thank you so much for accepting my friend request =)

message 16: by Sonya

Sonya Heaney Polina wrote: "Best profile photo ever! :D"

And the good thing is the moderators won't know what it means. :)

message 15: by Polina

Polina Sychova Best profile photo ever! :D

message 14: by Keliiyy

Keliiyy Thanks for accepting the request :)
Pleasure to meet you!

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my Thanks for accepting me XD

Happy Holidays for you and your family :D

message 12: by Jessica

Jessica Thanks for accepting my friend invite! :)

Steelwhisper Thanks for friending me :)

message 10: by Keliiyy

Keliiyy Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)

Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend request, Sonya.

Samantha Hi Sonya. We do have very similar tastes. Looking forward to chatting books with you.

message 7: by Jill

Jill Thanks for your friendship here on Goodreads, Sonya. Lovely to meet you. I see you live in Canberra too. It's a small world.

Virginia Aronson Nice to make the connection! :)

Marata Eros Hi Sonya and thanks for your friendship~ :)

Alyssa Thanks for accepting!

message 3: by Buggy (last edited Nov 12, 2012 01:15PM)

Buggy Z, so nice to have you back! I've missed your shit stirring around here, its been so quiet and non confrontational lately LOL. Anyhow thanks for looking me back up your invite made me smile :)

Read any good Lora Leigh lately? Damn you LMAO

Savannah Sonya, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Nissie Lambert You're most welcome, Sonya! And thank YOU! :)

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