Author Archives: Sonja Anderson

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and short stories for children, and occasionally a book or article for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.

The Great WHO's Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies revisited

Every year, I notice that someone in Australia searches for this old post. The hazelnut cookies must be pretty good! Maybe you’d like to try them this Christmas, too. I’m going to! They are Sophie Topfeather’s favorite cookies, made by … Continue reading

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Framed!

Corrected link! Framed! first appeared on https://christianchildrensauthors.com/2019/11/11/framed/ I thought you might enjoy it! Click on the link and it should come up.  I write guest posts for this group every two months. Other than that, I’ve been hard at work … Continue reading

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Framed!

Framed! first appeared on https://christianchildrensauthors.com/2019/11/11/framed/ I thought you might enjoy it! Click on the link and it should come up.  I write guest posts for this group every two months. Other than that, I’ve been hard at work on a … Continue reading

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Play “What If?” and Change the World

Ramadan starts today. What can Christians do to love their Muslim neighbors? Click on the link to read my post on the Christian Children’s Author website: http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2019/05/06/play-the-what-if-game-and-change-the-world/

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“Are Unicorns in the Bible?”

I was curious about the sudden uptick in kids checking out the Bible in my school library. It wasn’t until I overheard two kids discussing whether or not there were unicorns in the Bible that I finally understood. Kids are … Continue reading

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Skipping Chocolate for Lent? How’s that Going for You?

I was never very successful as a kid whenever I attempted to give something up for Lent. Neither my family nor my church emphasized it as an important part of my faith, so I usually started with some good intentions … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from snowy Seattle! A young friend greeted me at school today with this lovely picture inspired by Sophie’s Quest (“Sophie” and “Timley” are written under the pictures). So cute! This is our one and only day in … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Quest Giveaway Contest!

  Join Sophie Topfeather and Timley Mouse on a Holy Land quest in Sophie’s Quest, a novel for kids ages 7-11. With Sophie and Timley, you’ll hear about the first Christmas from a Bethlehem sheep dog—a dog whose ancestors were … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Giveaway Contest!

Hello! Do you like children’s books? To celebrate the holidays, I’m contributing Sophie’s Quest to a giveaway contest sponsored by a Christian Children’s Author group blog that I have joined! Click here to see ALL the wonderful Christmas books that … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Wallet? No, HEAD!

Wallets are held close–usually with us every time we go out, with our most important personal cards or pictures tucked inside. Shouldn’t it be the same with our MINDS? What do you hold close in your head? This question keeps … Continue reading

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