Sonja Yoerg

Sonja Yoerg

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, studied learning in blue jays, kangaroo rats and spotted hyenas, and published a critically acclaimed non-fiction book about animal intelligence, CLEVER AS A FOX (Bloomsbury USA, 2001). Sonja has since published five novels, including TRUE PLACES, a Washington Post, Amazon Charts bestseller, and Amazon First Reads pick. Her latest novel, THE FAMILY SHIP, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly; it releases February 2021. Sonja lives with her husband near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she tends an ever-expanding vegetable garden.
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