WELCOME, Readers!  I’m glad you’ve stopped by!

Stay tuned for a brand new website, and brand new editions of the Adventures of Sophie Topfeather, including a 3rd book, SOPHIE’S GOLD RUSH!


Happy to meet a new Sophie reader today! I hope you enjoy the quest, Norah!


CLICK the LINK to get it now (no sign-ups, no commitment, no cost):

Four-Week SOPHIE’S QUEST Book Club Materials

For more information about the special people who created the book club materials and made them available, or to see how to get a free classroom or club visit (in person or on Skype), please click on the book club tab at the top of this page.

Five-Star Amazon Review for Mount Rainier’s Historic Inns and Lodges:

An amazing book, written by a husband and wife team, on the history of Mount Rainier’s Inns and Lodges. Perfect for history buffs, naturalists, hikers, and Father’s Day. This creation was more than merely an endeavor started from a curiosity about images around the lodge. It was a labor of love for a family who has enjoyed Mount Rainier for generations. This is such an fun book, especially for anyone interested in history in general and Mount Rainier history in particular. A short-lived golf course, a tobaggan run, a winter school, the 10th Mountain Infantrry Division, and early female adventurers are only a taste of some of the interesting things that occurred throughout Mount Rainier’s history. Besides the amazing pictures, which provide a glimpse into life in the early 20th century, Sonja and Jeff trace the convoluted path that the various Lodges/Inns took to end up where they exist now. A verry entertaining and well-written book on a beloved mountain.




A timely story for giving kids hope that a divided community can come together, it is now available for order from your favorite bookstore or Amazon.

What’s under “FUN KIDS’ STUFF” tab?

  1. WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE SOPHIE AND TIMLEY NOW? (Where can YOU take them next?) COLOR and POST!
  2. COOL OWL VIDEOS! Watch an owl get rescued up close, and watch an owl swim!

See ALL the fun places they’ve gone at https://www.pinterest.com/anderson1864/contest-board-where-are-sophie-and-timley-now/.

What’s under “ANIMALS IN THE BIBLE” tab?

Sophie and Timley learn about interesting animals in the Bible in the sequel, Sophie Topfeather, Superstar! Would you like to join in? You can even pretend you’re in the playground fort with Sophie and Timley and Suzy and and all the other animals.

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Sophie and Timley and their friends spend the summer hanging out in the playground fort reading the Great Wise Horned Owl’s old Bible under the moonlight. (I just hope it doesn’t cause you quite so much TROUBLE!)


Owl celebration

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42 Responses to HOME

  1. Debbie Austin says:

    I can’t wait!


  2. Karin Manning says:

    Sounds like a great book & blog!


  3. Linda Koetz says:

    So proud of you! I can’t wait to purchase your book!


  4. Elaine Wahlquist says:

    I am so excited to purchase the book for my grandchildren.


    • Thank you, Elaine! While they’re waiting for the book to come out, I hope they enjoy hearing some Bible stories on the “Wednesday’s Word” feature on the blog! Click on the Blog tab on Wednesdays to see the new link to an audio clip. If they like it and want to get it automatically without needing to remember that it’s Wednesday, click on the “Follow” button on the right!


  5. cinda lium says:

    I signed up for your blog! Yea, is the first time EVER! So excited to get positive word to fill day!


  6. Angela Fiso says:

    So glad to see you again Sonja, looking forward to this new venture in your life!


  7. Adrea says:

    Go, girl!


  8. jim sundholm says:

    I love the concept – I’m a huge fan of CS Lewis’s work for children and adults, also books like the Dun Cow – I’ll look forward to reading your work


  9. Millie Lungren says:

    Congratulations, Sonja! I’ll be following your blog, too.


  10. Christina Kloker Young says:

    Sonja, We are so proud of you!! We are excited to share Sophie and friends with others when they are reborn. They have been a part of us since we first read your drafts. Your Grandma Edie
    would be elated and filled with pride for your inspiration. In difficult times I imagine riding in
    Sophies hat as she flies around God’s world. Thank you. Dad and Christina Oak Ridge, TN


  11. Sarah Perkins says:

    Awesome job Sonja. I always believed!! Can’t wait to see it all unfold.


  12. Congrats, Sonja! I’m more than thrilled for you! I knew it was just a matter of time. I adore your owl cupcakes too! How clever and creative of you! Can’t wait for your first book! Karen Robbins


  13. Annita Presti says:


    I didn’t know you we’re such a writer. My grandsons will love to read the book…DJ by himself and Eli’s dad reads to him every night, so this book will be extra special. Congratulations.


    • Thanks, Annita! I’m glad you think your grandchildren will like to read it! If you click the Follow button on the blog, updates as to release date, book launch parties, etc., will come to you automatically as soon as I post the news.


  14. Dave Jobe says:

    I’m happy to see you on this next part of your life’s journey. The adventure continues.


  15. Judy Edstrom says:

    So happy and proud of you – I know it’s been a long time coming! Looking forward to reading it and getting my autographed copy! 🙂


  16. gigimurfitt says:

    Sounds like a fabulous story. My granddaughter is only one year old but I love the owl theme that has been part of her life. Your owl character will be a great tool to use in sharing the Christian message in books I read to her. Bless you on your endeavors in publishing. Congratulations!!


    • Thank you so much, Gigi! How has the owl theme been part of your granddaughter’s life so far? It’s been fun to see the popularity of owls grow during the years I’ve been writing this series! There are so many cute owls on t-shirts, backpacks, mugs, etc. Every time I see kids at my elementary school wearing a cute owl, I have to smile inside!

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you at the next NCWA meeting!


  17. Jill R.Stanton says:

    Happy Groundhog’s Day! Finally got to your blog and website! Wonderful! So easy to follow! Love it!- Jill Stanton


  18. Glad I discovered your blog!


  19. My says:

    Mrs.Anderson I would love a chance to win Sophie quest!


  20. Heidi says:

    I love your books and you! Plus you are a great libriain.


  21. Isabel Leanos says:

    I read it and it’s awesome😍


    • Wow, Isabel! That was fast! I’m SO glad that you liked the book, and it was very kind of you to tell me. If you want some fun activities related to the book, you can find them on the book club page or the Sophie and Timley’s Bible Time page on this website. The Bible Time page relates to book 2, and you can hear the same stories that the characters in the book read. There’s a link where you can hear me read a story, then Sophie and Timley (back on the website) have a conversation about it, and there are some questions to think about. So if you miss me during the next six weeks, you can hear my voice, lol! Have a good break!


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