Sonja Lewis


Sonja Lewis, author of The Barrenness, proudly introduces her second novel, The Blindsided Prophet; a riveting read about a modern-day prophet, who fails to predict a tragic event that alters his life forever.

She has appeared on CNN and The Tom Joyner Morning Show, as well as in a host of regional and local programs. She has also been featured in Black Enterprise magazine, and in the media in Canada and the United Kingdom.

A former newspaper journalist for The Albany Herald (Georgia, USA), Sonja has also written for British newspaper The Guardian, and run a successful communications consultancy in the UK.

Today, she writes a blog for the Huffington Post, UK, and

A member of the Society of Authors and English Pen, Sonja lives in London with her husband, Paul.

Smashwords Interview

1) Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes, when I was a girl I loved nothing more than to make up stories for my youngest sister, though I didn’t write them down. I named the characters, described them and acted them out. When I think back, I absolutely loved the free thinking, no rules just creativity. My first real writing assignment came with a state-wide contest when I was a tween. What a tree means to me? I won and have been hooked since.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The anticipation of what the day will reveal not just in my writing but also in my personal life. Here lately, I have embarked upon a positive thinking campaign as a way of being rather than just something to do when the chips are down. Positive thinking is much harder than negative thinking but worth the practice.
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The Blindsided Prophet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,710. Language: American English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Another riveting read by Sonja Lewis, The Blindsided Prophet examines beliefs and values at the deepest level, as well as how they shape our thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Teenage prophet Isaiah Brown fails to predict a tragic event that changes his life forever. Fifteen years later, he returns home to find the truth. Will he succeed or will he be blindsided by his love for one woman?
The Barrenness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,980. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This debut novel intrigues with an element of surprise that keeps the reader captivated until the very last page—a story about whether you can truly be fulfilled as a woman without being a mother. At 39, Lil Lee embarks upon a campaign to have a child and finds that her biological clock is a lenient opponent compared to various steely adversaries, including her own mind.

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Smashwords book reviews by Sonja Lewis

  • I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood on Jan. 30, 2011

    This is Lisa Manterfield’s heartfelt story of how she came to terms with childlessness. The appropriately named book will resonate with any woman who has desired children, but due to infertility or other circumstances, has not succeeded. Quite frankly, it is a good read for anyone who has ever grappled with a deeply emotional issue. That’s all of us. But be ready for boldness. This writer doesn’t do sugarcoating. Hip Hip Hooray to her for telling it like it is, and also for seeing this very important story through to a book. I don’t know Lisa, but as a fellow writer and woman who doesn’t have children, I feel as if I do. No wonder her story resonates with me, but it was her honest admission of imagining her husband dead, so she could adopt—not really, you have to read it for yourself—that hooked me. Moments! Precious moments feature big in this title and are so well crafted that you feel as if you are there. And no doubt you will read voraciously until the very last page.