Sonja Yoerg

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I grew up in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of a ski instructor. In my first incarnation, I was a animal behaviorist who studied learning in blue jays, hyenas and kangaroo rats. I wrote a book about that. Now I make stuff up.

I've published four novels, including TRUE PLACES, a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller. Yeah, typing that makes me smile because reaching readers is the point, right? My most recent novel is STORIES WE NEVER TOLD which released May 1, 2020.

When I'm not writing or pretending to be writing, I run, garden, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. My husband and I live in central Virginia with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's quiet and pretty, like Vermont.

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Sonja Yoerg Mostly I’m grateful for the support of my family and astonished at the generosity of my fellow writers. And I'm lucky my agent rescued my query from t…moreMostly I’m grateful for the support of my family and astonished at the generosity of my fellow writers. And I'm lucky my agent rescued my query from the slush pile. I suppose I feel a bit like Cinderella. Now where are my shoes..(less)
Sonja Yoerg I leave my desk. I do something else--take a walk, cook, garden, read, do laundry. It could be for a few minutes, just to clear my head, or it could b…moreI leave my desk. I do something else--take a walk, cook, garden, read, do laundry. It could be for a few minutes, just to clear my head, or it could be for days. I've learned that making time for subconscious processing is critical for me. Not writing is also writing! (less)
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“Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.”
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“[Her father] never minded when there was nothing to shoot, and she never minded when there was. The harsh crack of the rifle and the limp rabbits and doves were the practical cost of the joy of those mornings.”
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Richard Recommendations...best book I've read this year is Wild by Cheryl Strayed...


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Sonja Yoerg Kevin wrote: "Congrats on the Penguin gig. I am envious :-)"

Thanks, Kevin. It was a long journey (still is!) and I feel extremely lucky.


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Kevin Cole Congrats on the Penguin gig. I am envious :-)


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Jim Goforth Salutations Sonja, how's things?


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Sonja Yoerg Sophia wrote: "Hi Sonja!

Glad to touch base with you on GR too."


Nice to see you over here! Feel free to recommend your favorites to me.


Sophia Hi Sonja!

Glad to touch base with you on GR too.


Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen Thanks for the friend-vite Sonja!! Can't wait to discuss books and reviews! xo


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Sonja Yoerg My pleasure! I look forward to learning about what you like to read.


Catherine Stine Hi, Sonja, thanks for friending me. Catherine Stine aka Kitsy Clare


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