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Sonia Hartl
This 2019, Sonia Hartl is mentoring Young Adult
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Sonia Hartl
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Sonia Hartl is a YA author who calls Michigan home, even though she’s lived in several different states. Her debut novel, HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME is forthcoming from Page Street Publishing (September 3, 2019), and her sophomore novel, NOT YOUR #LOVESTORY will be out Fall 2020. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s enjoying pub trivia, marathoning Disney movies, or taking a walk outside in the fall. She’s a member of SCBWI and the communications director for Pitch Wars. She has been published in The Writers Post Journal and Boston Literary Magazine. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and two daughters.

Rebecca Podos
Rees Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2019, Sonia Hartl is co-mentoring with Annette Christie.

Recent Favorite Books

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Years Mentored
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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