An archive of Sonja’s posts can be found HERE.
Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and studied learning in blue jays, kangaroo rats and spotted hyenas, among other species. Her non-fiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA) was published in 2001.
While her two daughters were young, Sonja taught fine arts, computer skills and science in their California schools, and became a novelist after they fledged. She is the author of four novels: House Broken (Jan 2015), Middle of Somewhere (Sep 2015), All the Best People (May 2017) and True Places (Jan 2019).
Sonja lives with her husband in a house overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Together they run, garden, climb mountains, travel the world, drink wine, then run some more.