Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Sonya Sones has taught film at Harvard University and worked in Hollywood as a film editor. After her daughter was born, she started a hand-painted line of children’s clothing. She became bored with “trying to come up with one more cute little dinosaur design.” So she turned to writing. She began to write rhymed picture books for kids. Sones now writes young-adult and adult novels in verse. Her young-adult novels include her newest, “To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story)” (Simon & Schuster), as well as “Stop Pretending,” “One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies,” “What My Mother Doesn’t Know” and its companion, “What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Sonya Sones