This month, we talk to author Sonja K. Solter about her new Middle-Grade novel, When You Know What I Know. In this interview, we learn about writing about heavy topics, and her favorite things to do when she gets stuck writing.
This month, Sonja has challenged us to try writing in verse:
An Interview with Sonja K. Solter
A special thanks to Sonja Solter for being a mentor at the Society of Young Inklings and sharing with us! Sonja’s latest novel, When You Know What I Know, is available everywhere books are sold! Order Here.
Sonja K. Solter spent her childhood summers in her mother’s homeland of Finland and traveled the world extensively with her family. She read so voraciously as a child that she once brought over 70 books on a trip. (Her mother is still trying to figure out how that slipped by her.) Sonja graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. Her master’s critical thesis was on writing trauma in middle grade and young adult realistic fiction. She is currently a creative writing mentor to youth with the Society of Young Inklings and enjoys writing poetry and prose for children of all ages. She has also been a Music Together® director and teacher, where she especially enjoyed the collaborative improvisation aspect of the program. Sonja lives with her husband and two children in Louisville, Colorado, and enjoys nature, travel, and yoga.