Sonja Condit Coppenbarger received her MFA from Converse College, where she studied with Robert Olmstead, Leslie Pietrzyk, R.T. Smith and Marlin Barton. Her short fiction has appeared in Shenandoah Magazine, among other publications. She is the principal bassoon of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium and she teaches at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and at North Greenville University.
Her first novel, STARTER HOUSE, is the story of a pregnant woman who moves into her dream home, only to discover she must solve the mystery of a decades old murder to rid herself of a ghostly little boy and save her unborn child. It was published by William Morrow in the US and Corvus in the UK in 2014.
Sonja’s primary agent is Jenny Bent at The Bent Agency.