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 three novels, HOUSE BROKEN, MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE, and ALL THE BEST PEOPLE. My fourth, TRUE PLACES, will be released 1 January 2019. I'm very excited about it, but then again, I get excited about a lot of things.

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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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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