Interview with Sonya Writes

Describe your desk
It's covered in papers and books. My laptop sits on a chair and I sit on another chair, and we work together well that way.
What is your writing process?
It varies from story to story, but several of my books have begun first with the title and then I brainstormed how I could turn that title into a plot or a character and built a book around it.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the sequel to my novel First to Dance, and I'm working on a series of fairy tales retold.
How do you approach cover design?
A lot of my covers I designed myself, but there are a few things I'm not very good at so I hire someone else to do it. I design my book covers to match their title.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Parenting. I'm a single mom to two wonderful daughters, so a lot of my time is spent with them. I also design table-top games for fun, and I love to read.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly science fiction.
Published 2014-04-08.
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Books by This Author

Disparidade - Uma História de Rumpelstiltskin
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,280. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Classics
O Rei Cameron se arrependeu da sua decisão quando Marvin Bellemont declarou que sua filha podia fiar palha em ouro. Mas ele não podia voltar atrás na sua decisão, receando parecer fraco aos olhos do reino; ainda assim, ele achava que poderia consertar as coisas, transformando a palha em ouro,ele mesmo, na forma de um homem pequeno e desgrenhado chamado Rumpelstiltskin.
Oportunidade - Uma História da Princesa e a Ervilha
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: Free! Words: 10,890. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Classics
Uma História da Princesa e a Ervilha Nicholas retraiu-se quando sua mãe dispensou mais outra bela princesa, que não teve outra escolha a não ser voltar para casa. A princesa Elena era linda e gentil, mas ainda não era boa o suficiente para a Rainha Ophira.
Honestidade - uma História do Principe Sapo
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,330. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Classics
O príncipe Jeffrey e a princesa Helena nunca se encontraram, mas seu casamento está marcado para amanhã. A irmã de Jeffrey, Sari, está animada com a perspectiva de ter a princesa Helena como sua cunhada.
Rivalidade - uma História de Cinderela
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Classics
Quando o príncipe se apresenta para devolver o sapatinho de cristal de Cinderela, é sua irmã gêmea, Marcella, quem o atende. Atormentada por uma infância infeliz e desesperada por Amor, Marcella decide então fingir para o príncipe que ela é a "Ella" que ele procura, e se entrega, feliz, a este perigoso jogo.
Vanity - a Snow White story
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Cassius has been desperate her entire life to hear that she's beautiful, and when the king takes interest in her, she easily falls for his charms. After his death, she finds herself alone to raise a step-daughter and rule a kingdom, a task more difficult than she's prepared to handle.
Integridade - Uma História da Bela e a Fera
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Adah vê as pessoas como elas são por dentro sempre que toca em uma rosa. Então, quando o príncipe revelou ser na verdade um monstro horrível, Adah sabia que precisava impedir sua melhor amiga de se apaixonar por ele apenas por seu charme e aparência externa.
Liberdade - Uma História de Rapunzel
Series: Contos de Fada Recontados (Portuguese). Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Quando a princesa Rapunzel e sua babá, Gisele, são trancadas em uma torre, Gisele logo cria um plano: deixar o cabelo de ambas crescer, até atingir o comprimento suficiente para que possam usá-los para escapar.
Protector of the Sea
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,100. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
During a storm, mermaid Liana sees an unconscious woman fall into the water from a sinking ship, and she saves the young woman's life in the only way she knows how: by pulling her beneath the surface and turning her into a mermaid.
Yearning - a First to Dance prequel
Series: First to Dance. Price: Free! Words: 9,320. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
This novelette is an introduction to the novel First to Dance.
Liberty - a Rapunzel story
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,470. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Locked up in a tower together, princess Rapunzel and her nanny Gisele Gothel grow their hair long with the hope that one day they'll be able to escape. This novella is approximately 80 pages long.
Lethargy - a Princess and the Pea story
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: Free! Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nicholas is ready for marriage and tired of his mother sending away princesses for the silliest of reasons. So when he learns that Princess Penelope has a rare allergy to peas, he comes up with a plan... This novelette is approximately 40 pages long.
Remedy - a Sleeping Beauty story
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,590. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Laila Rose Thatcher doesn’t find out that the man courting her is the royal prince until after she’s been accused of his kidnapping. Locked high in a tower and facing daily accusations and questions from Her Majesty the Queen, Laila utilizes the only solution she can think of: drink a potion and sleep until Prince Thaddeus has returned safely home. This novella is approximately 100 pages long.
First to Dance
Series: First to Dance. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
On a planet where artistic expression is shunned and belief in Earth results in imprisonment, Ayita dares to dance alone in her bedroom and she dares to dream of one day visiting the long-forgotten planet called Earth. What she doesn't realize is that someone is watching her, and he has even bigger plans in mind for her future.
Rivalry - a Cinderella story
Series: Fairy Tales Retold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When the prince comes to return Cinderella's glass slipper, her twin sister Marcella is the one who answers the door. Desperate for love due to a strained relationship with their mother, Marcella is happy to play along and pretend to be 'Ella' for the prince. This novella is approximately 80 pages long.
Atalaya
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,850. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Mountains of Eden surround a paradise, home to people who have never known pain or sorrow. There is but One Rule in their garden: the people are not to cross the stream that divides the valley. When Atalaya crosses the stream one day, her life begins to turn upside down…