Sonia Koso grew up in the eccentricity-filled piney woods of North East Texas. She has been writing since an early age and considers it her first love. After receiving a B.A. in English Writing, her life took a drastic turn and she went to law school. Sonia practiced law for over a decade but was drawn back to writing in 2012. Sonia's stories feature strong women, good-looking guys, legal dilemmas and a dose of humor. Smart Blondes borrows many characters from her childhood as well as her legal career. Sonia does most of her writing at her condo in Austin’s SOCO district which is within walking distance of landmarks including Lady Bird Lake, the Continental Club, and the Congress Avenue Bat Bridge. She loves Tex-Mex food, live music, cocktails and good friends. Sonia often dreams of a man who can do his own laundry and a walk-in closet with a chandelier…but not necessarily in that order.
What is your favorite quote and why?
* I have a quote from Madeline Albright at the bottom of my web page: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Early in my career, I worked under managers who were “mean girls.” They managed via fear and did not want other women to get ahead. It was miserable and disappointing. I believe that if women worked together, we could solve most of society’s problems.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
* In Austin, there’s a local chain called Amy’s Ice Cream. I swear I can gain a pound if I walk slowly past one of their stores. I’ve never had an Amy’s flavor I didn’t like but I’m especially fond of their chocolate ice cream with junior mints crushed in it.
Which mythological creature are you most like?
* In Greek mythology, Metis was a Titan goddess known for developing strategy. I share with her the impulse to think things through and attempt to develop a plan of action.
What are four things you can’t live without?
* My iphone, my sonicare toothbrush, chocolate and something (pen, pencil, laptop –I don’t care) to write with.
What is your favorite television show?
* Mad Men. I love how it depicts the time period. The characters have a great deal of depth and keep evolving…and Jon Hamm is, well, Jon Hamm.