Sonya Heaney

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in Canberra, Australia



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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.


Jennifer Weiner on the Power of Women’s Stories and Killing ‘Chick Lit’

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There’s an excellent – and lengthy – interview with author Jennifer Weiner that is worth checking out over at Goodreads at the moment. She talks about her new book, writing in the era of Donald Trump, and evolving genres:

Jennifer Weiner on the Power of Women’s Stories and Killing ‘Chick Lit’

(I’m not sure if you need a Goodreads account to see it.)



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" Yep, it's an imprint of HQN, and the editors are great. It's just me going silly about it! :) "
Sonya Heaney added a status update: Oh LORD. My manuscript has just been sent back to the publisher - no more edits allowed - and I made the mistake of opening it and rereading the first few pages. There are A MILLION things I want to change!

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This is such a refreshingly mature addition to the Presents line. Every time I thought I could predict how Mr Alpha Male and Miss Accidentally Pregnant would behave, they did the opposite.

I'm so glad to see books like this in the Presents series.

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“Ah, well.” He smiled-another one of those devastatingly intoxicating smiles that did unreasonable things to her body temperature and respiration.
With a nod and a respectful, “Ma’am,” he left her in the middle of the room.
Feeling like she’d been hit by a tank.”
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Dallas to Amy”
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message 26: by Rita

Rita Thanks for the add :)

WhatIReallyRead Thanks for adding me. Nice to meet you!

message 23: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas

message 21: 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 20: 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 18: by Elaine

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

message 17: 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 16: by Polina

Polina Sychova Best profile photo ever! :D

message 15: 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 13: by Jessica

Jessica Thanks for accepting my friend invite! :)

Steelwhisper Thanks for friending me :)

message 11: by Keliiyy

Keliiyy Thanks for accepting my friend request! :)

Carol *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 8: 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~ :)

message 5: by Emily

Emily Smith Thanks for the add!

Alise  (Readers in Wonderland) 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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