About Sonia

Sonia G Medeiros is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She’s the author of more than a dozen short stories and flash fiction pieces and is working on her first novel, a dark fantasy and a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age zombie thriller. When she’s not wandering along the tangled paths of her wild imagination, she wrangles home life with one fabulous husband, two amazing, homeschooled children, one part-alien half-chihuahua, a siberian husky/german shepherd/tornado mix puppy and two cats who battle each other for world domination.

You can find Sonia on Twitter and Facebook

updated 1/23/13

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  1. Homeschooler? When did you start that? Girl, we have some catching up to do!

    • My eldest is 8. We’ve been homeschooling her from the beginning. And now our 5 year old son has joined in the fun. I love homeschooling. It’s definitely given me such a different perspective on learning and creativity. Plus, no PTA meetings. Heh heh heh.

  2. Troy

    Wow, when do you write? Have you a set schedule?

    • I have a flexible routine (because I have some sort of weird personal aversion to schedules 🙂 ). I try to get up by 6am so I can spend a couple of hours writing, blogging, and twittering before the children get up. As long as I don’t sleep in, that works pretty well. Some days it’s really hard not to sleep in though.

  3. Tacos & brownies… YUM! I have a weird aversion to schedules too, actually I threw that whole concept of “time” out the window ages ago. Now if only all the people around me would grasp this simple premise…

    Good to meet you.

  4. Yes, the desire of sleeping-in is the worst part. I also try to write before the kids are up. The huge plus is that I don’t need to get dressed or do my hair before I go to work!

    • So true! I’ve been sick this week and have been writing on the couch, in bed, and at the table in my pajamas with my hair sticking up. I love writing and homeschooling. 🙂

  5. I love your blog and as you can see, I have started following so I won’t miss a thing.

  6. Sonia,
    Thanks so much for adding Living Well to your blogroll.
    Best,
    Jessica

  7. homeschooler..thats so cool! i never understood how it worked…can you explain? i never got a chance to meet or ask anyone that! nice to meet you btw and cool blog!

    • There are so many ways to homeschool! We really love it. The children and I plan what we’ll study together. We go with their interests, sometimes using one topic to study multiple subjects (unit studies). We also look at all of the ordinary stuff around us and see what we can learn from it (biology from gardening, chemistry and math from cooking, etc). It’s really a privilege to participate in my children’s learning so closely.

      Nice to meet you too! And thanks for stopping by!

  8. I must say, you’re a super mom. I’m also a mommy, a writer and a newbie blogger.

    Still working on trying to get up as early as 6 am to write, before my 2-year old wakes up. For now, I do my writing at night.

    Looking forward to reading your blogs.

    http://coreymp.wordpress.com/

    • Don’t know about super mom. LOL. Some days are easier than others. I try to get up at 6 so I can get my writing in too. Otherwise, it gets pretty hairy. It’s easier for me now that I have two kiddos. When there’s more than one, they can play with eachother (or, you know, pull eachother’s hair out LOL). Hang in there!

  9. Hey, Sonia. I can’t believe I haven’t stopped in before now. Great Site–see you in the pits! ;0)

  10. Hi Sonia, you are a crack-up…I’ve looked around your blog and have already giggled out loud plenty o’ times. I’m so glad you took a few minutes to visit my blog–now I know of yours, and I can bookmark you & come back and catch up on the life of a homeschooling taco-lover. 🙂

    • Awww! Thanks! It’s been so great to discover so many other bloggers out there in the great blogosphere and to find that there are those who actually kind of like my kooky sense of humor (besides my friends and family :D).

  11. Ms. Sonia, I have a surprise for you on my blog. Here is the direct link. I hope you will like it!

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/ode-to-wordpress-bloggers/

    marantha jenelle

  12. I just moved the link in my Blogroll for this site to my “top-tier” 🙂

  13. Hi Sonia! I like your blog… 🙂

  14. Jess Witkins

    Well, hey, nice logline! LOL. The blog’s lookin’ good, Sonia! Glad to hear you’re another convert to just ‘writer.’ See you in class/twitter!

  15. Darlene & Jess: Thanks! I’m loving the class so far. So great to meet you guys.

    Just got to work on my bio now. 😀

  16. Shadonna

    Hi, Sonia! I love your blog design. It has a beautiful Twilight feel to it. Thanks for the follow. I’m new to Blogger–so I’m not sure of how to follow your blog on WordPress. 🙂 Will figure it out! It’s great being in the same online class.
    Shadonna

    • I’m still figuring things out too. I suppose I could read all the help topics… 😀 Today, I put up links for following me on Twitter, grabbing the RSS feed, and subscribing by email. That should help.

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  18. THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011:

    I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU ON MY PAGE…

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/an-unexpected-honor/

    WISHING YOU ALL OF HEAVEN’S MANY AND WONDERFUL BLESSINGS,

    MARANTHA JENELLE

  19. I’m really liking this site! So glad I stopped by. You also have been working the flash fiction which appeals to me. Do you do any nonfic? I have an upcoming project that you might be great for. Nice to know you.

    And we are so gonna be ready for zombies.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. I might be persuaded to some nonfic. 😀

      Now I’m thinking we need a series of posts on zombie apocalypse preparedness. Hmmm…fun!

  20. I have something for you on my page https://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/jinxed-but-in-a-totally-wickedly-bad-awesome-way/

    I hope you will like it, for you are deserving of it and it is my honor to present it to you.

    marantha jenelle

  21. Sonia, I have something for you on my blog. Here is the link…

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/in-tribute-to-two-very-talented-ladies/

    I am so proud and happy to have had the pleasure and honor of reading your interview with Billy Jo. You both shine like bright stars in the writing sky.

    Thinking you a humongous cyber hug and many blessings,

    Marantha

  22. Hi! I’ve picked your blog for a blog award. 🙂 Please claim it here: http://howalt.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/awarding/

  23. sonia, i just got this email a little while ago and your blog name was on the subject line.

    i accidentally posted the matter on stephanie’s page (i always get you two mixed up! duh, getting old is a pain, i think my brains headed south with my chest!). here is the entire thing i posted on stephanie’s site. could you please let me know if you know or have heard of this person or company? i do not know how they know my secondary email address, which is what this came in on, my connection with wordpress, or your blog name. i am very cautious. again, please advise. leave message on my blog.

    here is what i put on stephanie’s blog by mistake…

    #
    MARANTHA JENELLE June 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    stephanie, i just this got this about five minutes ago, and it took me that long to decide if i wanted to bring it to your attention. it used your site name as a reference in the “subject” line, which is why i am contacting you.

    this is a copy and paste of the message, which came in on my secondary email address. please tell me if you know this person or company and if it is legit. if possible, tonight.

    here is the message…

    Christie Lewis to me

    show details 6:39 PM (1 hour ago)

    Hello,

    My name is Christie from Article Writing Services. We have a client who would like to pay you for the opportunity to sponsor a blog post that you have recently written. We know that blogs can be expensive to run and our client would like the opportunity to support you in that endeavor.

    In return our client is asking for one link that they specify placed into the body of the blog post (no porn or gambling). Feel free to contact me with any concerns or clarifications you may have.

    If you would have any questions or would like to start the process, please email me at christie@article-writing-services.org so we can begin.

    Sincerely,

    Christie Lewis
    Outreach Manager – Article Writing Services
    christie@article-writing-services.org

    i have never seen this person here on wordpress, and i do not know how they got that email address. please advise. will take no further action, but have file the email on that email account awaiting further instructions.

    marantha

    oh, did you get the email i sent earlier?

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Reply
    #
    MARANTHA JENELLE June 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    oops, looks like it came in more than five minutes ago! i have been busy working on my html lessons and didn’t see it come in.
    but still, please advise whether you know or have ever heard of this person.

    marantha
    Reply
    #
    MARANTHA JENELLE June 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    this is what was on the subject line…

    We Love doingthewritething.wordpress.com!

    • I’ve never heard of them. I would be reluctant to respond in any way. It could be legit or it could be phishing. It’s strange that they mixed up you and me. Something doesn’t seem right. Hmmm…

  24. That was what I thought, but I had to be sure. And you are right, how did they not only know my email address that I use for posting contacts, but why did they connect me with YOUR blog? If they are from this site, which I can only assume they are to have my contact information and your site name, then surely, logically assuming, they should have linked to Stephanie’s site rather than yours, no offense intended, believe me, for the simple expediency that she is the one that I have been responding to the prompts from the most recently.

    Something doesn’t add up, Sonia. It would appear we may have a mole on the site, a “troller”. You might want to warn your contacts about this person in case they are contacted as well.
    I am going to post a warning on my page as well as soon as I finish this message.

    I was not only a member of but also a moderator and chief topic poster for an anti-scammer group on Zorpia, and let me tell you, those people have more moves than a meth high snake.

    That reminds me, speaking of those topics posts that I did for that group, I think I am going to post them on my blog. It appears that they may serve some small purpose after all. I have been hesitant about posting them as I was afraid of being laughed off of the site, but after what happened today, it appears there may be just cause.

    Some of them may seem light hearted and done in jest, but take my word for it, the message contained in them is no joke.

    I should know, I was a victim of a scammer twice. That was what was behind my joining that group to begin with.

    Also, before I close, I would like to respectfully ask that if you have yahoo messenger, would you grant me an interview? I would like to do one on you and also try to promote your blog, if you are agreeable. But the messenger is essential, as it will be “real time” and I will copy and paste the results on the blog. You have my word that I will delete you from my messenger immediately the interview is over, unless you tell me you would like to remain and maybe drop in for a chat now and then.

    Sonia, this email I got tonight is a very serious matter. If they could access that email address and link me with your blog, it has to be someone either on this site or familiar with it.

    And that means the younger writers have to be warned, for they might be tempted to respond, and the lord only knows what could get leaked or what viruses could be loaded onto WordPresses servers encoded within that seemingly harmless “add on” that that person in the email seemed so insistent was part of the deal.

    Point blank, I think it is a scam. And we need to warn the rest of the site to watch out for that email and that name and the name of the business quoted in that email, so that the other site members will be warned.

    I will be posting the entire original email as a screen grabber screen shot, so that everyone will know it is true.

    If you have a yahoo messenger and would like to do the interview, leave me a message on my blog. I will contact you and give you my auxiliary email and then from there my primary. then you can send the add request only long enough for the interview. Once the messenger is closed after the interview, you can delete me from the messenger and put me on ignore. But again, you have my word that I will remove you from my messenger unless you signify otherwise the moment the interview is over.

    blessings and a huge cyber hug coming your way,

    marantha

    • Still baffled as to how they got the info and connected us together. Maybe from a comment on my blog? Do you have a Gravatar with an email address attached? Maybe that’s it. Interview would be okay. I’ve never used Yahoo messenger though. I’ve only used the google one once. When are you thinking?

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  26. HOW ABOUT THIS EVENING, IF YOU AREN’T BUSY. FIXING TO SEND YOU A PRIVATE EMAIL, PLEASE RESPOND THROUGH THAT.
    IF YOU HAVE NEVER USED MESSENGER, I CAN GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT, ALONG WITH THE LINK WHERE TO GET IT.
    IT IS FAIRLY SIMPLE TO USE.

    WILL BE FORMING EMAIL IN FEW MOMENTS. IT WILL BE SENT FROM MY PRIMARY SITE, SO ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS DO A “REPLY” AND YOU WILL HAVE THE ADDRESS YOU WILL NEED TO SEND THE ADD REQUEST FOR.

    “SEE” YOU IN A FEW.

    MARANTHA

    BY THE WAY, I HAD THE HONOR OF INTERVIEWING ERIC SWETT, OF “MY WRITER’S CRAMP” THIS MORNING, THE INTERVIEW IS HERE… https://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/ghost-whispers-interviews-with-the-wonderful-writers-of-wordpress-episode-2/ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHECK IT OUT, AND HERE IS THE ONE I DID WITH JUAN VILLAGRANA, OF “THESE IMMORTAL WORDS”…. https://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/ghost-whispers-interviews-with-the-writers-of-wordpress/. THEY WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHY I INTERVIEW USING THE MESSENGER.

    WISHING YOU LOADS OF BLESSINGS. WILL BE SENDING THE EMAIL SHORTLY.

    MARANTHA

  27. I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU ON MY BLOG….

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/translators-of-the-muses-song/

    BLESSINGS,

    MARANTHA JENELLE

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  31. Hiya, just want to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. https://bardicblogger.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  32. Hey, Sonia…I just wanted to pop by and thank you for following my blog. Stop by often. I just love visitors.

    Hope you have a super terrific week.

    TTFN

  33. Antigone's Clamor

    Sounds like you are a busy lady! I was homeschooled the whole way through. It worked out just fine–I have a BA in English. 🙂

  34. fivecats

    Came across your blog via Laura Best. The world domination by cats, already happening. We’re just too late in recognizing that. 🙂

    Home schooling works pretty well. My niece was home schooled, and now she’s an attorney.

    • I think you’re probably right about the cat dominion. 😀
      And we do love homeschooling. It’s so wonderful to share the children’s educational journey.
      Thanks for visiting!

  35. Hi, Sonia:

    My blog was awarded the Kreativ Blogger award, and part of the award acceptance is to “pass on” the award to other bloggers. I’d like to pass it on to you.

    If you’d like to accept it, please visit this post on my Darla Writes blog that mentions your blog, and follow what I’ve done there.
    http://www.darlawrites.com/kreativ-blogger-award/

    Happy New Year!

    Darla

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  37. Hello Dear,

    You have been nominated by me for the 7 x 7 Link Award. You can see here: http://someoneiswakingupforgetting.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/7-x-7-link-award/
    Congratulations. You deserve it. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful.

    Most Sincere Regards,
    Evan

  38. Hi! thank you for following my blog! 🙂

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  40. Letting you know I awarded you the versatile blogger award.

  41. Sonia! Have been out of the loop for awhile and thought I’d check in. LOVE the new look and direction! You go girl!!

  42. I am fine! Still writing, still living, still moving on! How about you?

  43. Hello, Sonia, I found you via Jenny Hansen’s blog. I am lost in admiration at all the things you manage to fit in… I love the principle of homeschooling (and am quite good at helping mine with homework and taking them on educational visits etc.), but after a few days of having them at home full-time during the holidays, I am gasping for breath and my writing has slowed down to a mere dribble. But then I probably also spend too much time online!

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  45. fivereflections

    have you used Scrivener today 🙂

    hmmm!, i bet this little buddy is great company:
    ‘one part-alien half-chihuahua’

    David in Maine USA

    • fivereflections

      have a great summer…….

      • Clearly I drag my behind on replying to comments these days. *blush* I do so love Scrivener. The corkboard and outline modes are my fav right now.

        You have great summer too. 😀

  46. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Your cat videos are funny, I may share them with some friends that are cat lovers. Some of their body movements look part alien to me. 🙂

  47. Hi Sonia,

    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012 award.

  48. Hello Sonia, I am Ritu from the blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’. I saw that we were connected through my blog. I announced my new domain but I haven’t seen you there yet.
    Please show some love to my new blog ‘Things To Rave About’ (http://toraveabout.com) which is just BBT at a new address.
    Hoping to see you there. Thanks.
    You must have a strong willpower to work everything in your routine, I can’t even imagine how you manage it. I would have struggled hard. Kudos to you!

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  51. Nice to find another horror writer!

  52. Cool site, Sonia. Just wanted to let you know, if you’re into the type of photography like the one in your Header, check out the Abandoned Asylums page on Facebook. It’s pretty awesome. By the way, do you have any books published and out yet? I’d like to take a look.

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