Sophia Elaine Hanson


Sophia has been writing novels, short stories, and poems since she was still losing her baby teeth. Throughout her high school career, she amassed an impressive 35 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards including two National Gold Medals for science fiction short stories. As a Scholastic alumnus, she joins the ranks of many great authors including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and Joyce Carol Oates. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Vinyl: Book One of the Vinyl Trilogy, spent many weeks in the number one position on Amazon. Her first book of poetry entitled hummingbird was released in early 2017. Sophia grew up in Iowa with two dogs and two fantastic parents. She now resides in New York City as a student at her dream school, NYU. She loves pigeons and Star Wars. To learn more, see Sophia’s blog at: or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @authorsehanson.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Sarah J Maas, Tamora Pierce, Tahereh Mafi, Markus Zusak, Allie Condie, Melina Marchetta, Ruth Ozeki, J.K. Rowling, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Sherman Alexie.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Mostly, the otherworldly shrieking of my alarm clock.
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Where to find Sophia Elaine Hanson online

Where to buy in print


The Vinyl Trilogy Boxed Set
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 291,360. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The complete three book Vinyl Trilogy from bestselling author Sophia Elaine Hanson. This Savage Song meets Legend in this story of resistance, love, betrayal, and weaponized music. Find out why Kirkus Reviews calls Sophia's work "captivating and memorable" and an "action packed ride through a grim but fascinating world."
Siren: Book Three of the Vinyl Trilogy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,240. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Graceling meets The Bone Season in the long-awaited final installment of the Vinyl Trilogy. Two weeks have passed since the revolution fell. Ronja and Roark have fled to the island nation of Tovaire before Maxwell could use her voice as a weapon. Ronja craves vengeance on the man who murdered her mother and her friend. Siren is a story of revenge, rebirth, love, and the limitless power of music.
Radio: Book Two of the Vinyl Trilogy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,590. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Radio is the highly anticipated sequel to the #1 Amazon Bestseller, Vinyl by Sophia Elaine Hanson. After the traumatic events at Red Bay, Ronja hangs by a thread and clings to the promise that her gift will soon become the weapon of the Anthem. When doubt and arrogance turn their once trusted commander against them, Ronja and her friends are forced to take matters into their own hands.
Vinyl: Book One of the Vinyl Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,310. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Legend meets Leviathan in this gritty steampunk fiction by debut author Sophia Elaine Hanson. Charged with fear, heavy with heartbreak, and stitched with unexpected moments of joy, Vinyl is perfect for fans of Cinder and Divergent. The first in a trilogy, Vinyl is a story of loyalty, passion, trauma, and the extraordinary power of music.

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dystopian    fantasy    music    music inspired    romance    sci fi    science fiction    steampunk    urban    urban fantasy    ya    young adult