Author Archives: Sonja Anderson

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and picture books for children, and occasionally an article or short story 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.

Call Me Pollyanna: Top Ten Reasons to Feel Hopeful Today

Tiny, but actual pangs of anxiety have been coursing through my chest lately as I read headlines from Washington and North Korea, and as I try to imagine what others are going through where earthquakes, hurricanes, shootings, and fires have recently … Continue reading

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Book Club Materials Now LINKED to the Website!

Just a quick follow-up to the blog post from Sunday about the new book club! Thanks to the awesome, FAST, accurate help from the WordPress people, I have now got a link to the materials on the SOPHIE’S QUEST BOOK … Continue reading

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Book Club Blessings–A Free Gift for You

Have you ever participated in a book club? My oldest daughter and I joined a group that met all through middle school. We met new people, read new books, and heard thoughts and opinions on a wide variety of topics … Continue reading

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You’ve Invited God into Your Life–What About Your Day?

 (Uncredited photo from Bing Images) Does prayer make a difference? Most of us know that God isn’t exactly a wish bank: Insert your wish like an ATM card and pull out your heart’s desire. Um, no. Doesn’t exactly work that … Continue reading

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What can be a Window AND a Mirror? A Book, Of Course!

    Longtime readers of this blog might remember that I’ve posted a few times on cultural tidbits that Ethiopian students at my school have shared with me. I’ve been blessed to hear their stories, to see their palm branch … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse or Breath of God: A Life Choice

Zombies move and act alive–sort of. They don’t actually possess the breath of life, which means they’re actually, deceptively dead. Are you–am I–living a zombie sort of life? On Memorial Day, Jeff and I watched a movie about D-Day (see … Continue reading

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First Mount Rainier-based Interview!

Connecting Kids with Nature! That’s the cool theme of my friend, Maria Marshall’s, great blog. She asked if she could interview me regarding my newest book, Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges, and even though it’s not exactly a kids’ … Continue reading

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Women in Faith and Fiction Interview!

Good morning, readers! Gail Johnson hosts an amazing blog filled with inspirational thoughts and interviews with women who write inspirational fiction. I’m blessed with being a part of it today! Check it out here: https://centerofhiswheel.com/2017/05/30/women-of-faith-and-fiction-sonja-anderson/?fb_action_ids=1581495565196380&fb_action_types=news.publishes Be sure to explore her … Continue reading

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So, Who Published Sophie’s Quest, Anyway? A Pretty Fascinating Person!

Sunpenny Publishing Group has been conducting a series of interviews with all of their authors (led by Val Poore, a barge-living woman in the Netherlands, who is pretty fascinating herself!) The authors come from all over the globe. What is … Continue reading

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Picking at a Societal Scab

Those scabs. Hard and crusty on top, raw and bleeding underneath–and oh, so hard to keep away from! Especially when they were big, say from tripping on the sidewalk and skinning your knees, and especially when I was little. I … Continue reading

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