Sonya Jesus
About SONYA

AUTHOR & NERD

 

 Sonya’s a nerd—a cool nerd—who loves science, books, make-up and unicorns. She even has unicorn slippers and unicorn plushes adorn her office. It’s not obsession (or so she says), it’s simply an ode to her imaginative side. Storytelling has been her passion since her youth, but her family believes it's more than that.

    Painting, sketching, carpet-making, lyrics, poetry—artistic endeavors have no limit with Sonya. They may not always come out perfect, but art serves as an outlet, which helps balance out the factual, science-driven part of her brain. 

    Though she's fun-loving, complex-minded, and heart-driven, her philosophy on life is quite simple: Shit happens. Keep going. 

    When asked to elaborate, she said, "Believing in yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do, but look in the mirror. You're still standing. That's strength. Don't underestimate yourself." 

    Sonya also believes in fairytales and in the beautiful things a mind can conjure. She’s a firm believer in empowering the crazy fictional ideas, putting them down on paper, and letting them flourish into a story. 

15 FUN FACTS

  1. A FUN DAY FOR SONYA INCLUDES CRIMINAL MINDS RERUNS, HER FAMILY, AND HER PUPS.
  2. THOUGH SHE'S NOT THE BEST COOK, SONYA AND HER S.O. HAVE MASTERCHEF DATE NIGHTS WHERE THEY ATTEMPT NEW RECIPIES. SOMETIMES THEY COME OUT AWESOME.
  3. UNICORNS. SHE'S ALL ABOUT THAT MAGIC.
  4. SONYA KEEPS A THOUGHT JAR. IT'S TIN AND PINK, AND SITS ON HER DESK OR IN THE LIVING ROOM. SHE LATER USES THEM AS WRITING PROMPTS.
  5. BODY LANGUAGE, BABY. SHE'S ADDICTED TO WATCHING FOREIGN REALITY TV AND PAYING ATTENTION TO THE PARTICIPANTS' CORPOREAL SIGNATURES.
  6. THOUGH SHE FOCUSED ON MEDICAL SCIENCE AND LABORATORY STUDIES, SONYA LOVES  PSYCHOLOGY. THE WAY EMOTIONS INFLUENCE A PERSON'S BEHAVIOR FASCINATES HER.
  7. SHE STARTED OFF WRITING POETRY AND BEING FEATURED IN MINOR LITERARY MAGAZINES AS A TEENAGER. DURING HER COLLEGE YEARS, SHE BALANCED SCIENCE WITH WRITING YA ROMANTIC SUSPENSE & PARANORMAL NOVELS.
  8. SHE DOESN'T HAVE A FAVORITE GENRE TO WRITE IN, BUT SHE LIKES TWISTS AND EMOTION. SIDENOTE: NOT ALL HER WIPS HAVE A KILLER.
  9. SHE READS ALL KINDS OF BOOKS ON HER DOWN TIME, RANGING FROM THRILLERS TO PARANORMAL TO POETRY. LATELY, SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO READ AS MUCH AS SHE WOULD LIKE.
  10. ALL HER CHARACTERS LIVE IN THE WORLD SIMULTANEOUSLY, SO YOU MAY SEE SOME CROSSOVER OR EASTER EGGS IF YOU'RE DOWN FOR A CLUE HUNT ON HER CURRENT WIPS.
  11. OVER THE YEARS SHE HAS EARNED OVER 100 AWARDS/CERTIFICATES IN VARIOUS SUBJECTS. SHE LIKES TO LEARN AND DO NEW THINGS, BUT DON'T ASK HER TO SING OR ACT. SHE CAN'T CARRY A TUNE AND SHE SUCKS AT PRETENDING IN RL.
  12. FOLLOW THE BREADCRUMB TRAILS. SONYA IS KNOWN FOR LEAVING CLUES ALONG THE WAY. PAGES ARE FULL OF SUBTLE HINTS, THAT SOME READERS CALL SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES.  
  13. SOMETIMES SHE DRAWS ON THE NEGATIVE SPACE. (COUGH... BREADCRUMB)
  14. IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE. THIS IS ONE OF SONYA'S PERSONAL GOALS. GETTING SO CAUGHT UP IN HER STORIES OCCURS OFTEN, WHICH MEANS SHE FORGETS TO REST. IT LEADS TO SLEEP WRITING AND LOTS OF WTF MOMENTS THE NEXT DAY.
  15. SONYA'S VILLAINS. HER JAM. HER BOOKS REVOLVE AROUND THEM. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, SHE INCORPORATES THEIR PERSPECTIVES INTO HER NOVELS.