Someone asked me if I could do any other profession except write, what it would
be. I would have become a veterinarian. Iâ€™ve always loved animals.
I think I got that from my parents. Both were avid animal lovers and I can
remember one time when my dad brought home an injured pregnant bunny rabbit. The
poor thing was used to humans, so it was probably someoneâ€™s pet that either got
lost or was dumped.
My father was over six feet tall. He was big and strong and always made life an
adventure. I only saw him cry once and that was when lightning struck our Great
Dane. The last photo taken of my mom shows her with a small dog in her arms. I
can remember the names of all the pets that were in my life as I was growing up.
Ladybugâ€”a terrier, Lucky Maxâ€”a mixed breed I rescued from a trash dump, Brutusâ€”a
Great Dane, Moochieâ€”a Pekingese, Skiâ€”a Poodle, Hoboâ€”a German Shepherd, and
Chickâ€”a Great Dane.
With all the sweet pets we had and all the unconditional love pets give back, I
cannot understand how anyone could harm an animal.
I saw an article recently by Robert Pregulman about a dog called â€śWolfieâ€ť that
had been horribly abused and I cried. I wanted to scoop the dog up and rescue
it, but it was too late. I think his story and the photo of him looking so sad
will always haunt me.
My upbringing and stories Iâ€™ve seen over the years about abused animals do
influence the stories that I write. In my latest book, RESISTING HER RIVAL, I have
a character who donates money to rescue shelters and helps to find homes for
animals. These rescue shelters are always in need of donations of goods or time
About the Author
From the time she was a child, Sonya knew she was destined to be a writer. If
she didn't like the ending of a book or movie, she would write her own ending.
When her children were young, she often wrote stories to entertain them. At the
urging of one of her daughters, she submitted a short story and to her surprise
and delight, it sold.
Sonya loves writing all things romance whether it's writing contemporary adult
or teen fiction and still hasn't lost the wonder that she gets to do what she loves.
She enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and laughter and credits her daughters as
being the sweetest blessings in her life.
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