Author, artist, actor, anthropologist, and administrator – and that’s just the “A”s! Sonni has always been known as a Renaissance woman, possessing many talents.
She is a published author, having begun at age nine, writing school scripts for New York City’s radio station, WNYC. One of her science fiction novels, Black Fire (Simon and Schuster) was on the bestseller list and was chosen the best Star Trek novel published in the first 25 years of Star Trek. She was a consultant-writer for the Star Trek films. She has published two romance novels, “Forbidden Love” and “Love Trap”, for Proctor and Gamble's ”As the World Turns”.
She has three novels appearing this year as print and e-books. “Riding the Rainbow”, a serious literary novel about a Pueblo youth in crisis, describes his coming of age and elucidates the contemporary Pueblo culture. “Ankh”, is a romance/fantasy novel that brings ancient gods of Egypt into the modern world. “Xenovation”, science fiction, explores the consequences of creating a human/alien hybrid who is a god-head on the alien planet.
Sonni graduated from The Cooper Union Art School, NYC, with a major in sculpture, has a BFA from the University of Colorado (painting), and graduate school at the University of Illinois (painting). She also attended Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado (graduate studies) with a major in Anthropology, specializing in the culture of the American Indian.
Her paintings have been shown in major galleries in New York City, Santa Fe, Taos, Austin, Scottsdale, Sedona, Los Angeles, and as well as in numerous juried shows in both the U.S. and Canada. Her work is represented in museums in the United States and Asia as well as in many private collections. She is currently working in acrylics, and her recent subject matter concentrates on southwest themes including the American Indian, animals, and landscapes.
As owner and President of Creative Enterprises she designed and produced multimedia projects, including the animation, illustrations, and documentation accompanying the computer programs. As a publicist for Star Trek's William Shatner, she designed, produced, and distributed merchandising items, and was designer and editor of publications which were distributed world-wide. Sonni has performed in plays, films and commercials.
She is a member of Screen Actor's Guild, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Mensa. Sonni was selected International Woman of the Year in the field of Art, 1999/2000 and as one of the outstanding 2000 intellectuals of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. She is listed in many “Who’s Who”s, including Women, Executives, Entertainment, The West, and Information Technology..
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by Sonni Cooper
Ankh is a fantasy novel that brings the ancient gods of Egypt into the modern world.On a dig in central Egypt, Sarah Parker, a physician from Denver, turned archeologist, finds a golden ankh that changes her life foreverDespite her efforts to deny what is happening, Sarah begins to relive the myth of Osiris in contemporary times.Drawn into the intrigues of the ancient gods, she finds her love.
by Sonni Cooper
In this science fiction novel, aliens from the Planet Agoyo come briefly to Earth and a secret experiment to produce a hybrid child is conducted. The resulting male is a god-like figure on Agoyo, required to produce an heir. Yet because of his biological origin he is doomed to die upon reaching sexual maturity.The choice he makes will change the destiny of three planets.
Riding the Rainbow
by Sonni Cooper
This is the story of a contemporary American Indian boy in crisis, covering a year of his life as he comes of age and resolves his life goals.
We follow the maturing of Cloud, a troubled Pueblo teenager, as he makes a major passage of life. Living in the culturally-rich Pueblo tradition in northern New Mexico, Cloud’s choices become life and death decisions.
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