Sonja Massie / G. A. McKevett
Since the publication of her first novel in 1986, Sonja Massie has authored 74 published works, including the highly popular and critically acclaimed Savannah Reid Mysteries and Granny Reid Mysteries under the pseudonym G.A. McKevett.
Sonja's novels range from Irish historicals to contemporary thrillers. Her earthy humor and fast-paced plots delight her fans, while critics applaud her offbeat characterizations and incisive observations on human nature.
Irish by ancestry, Sonja has authored two non-fiction books on the history of Ireland: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture and Irish Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You're Irish. Both books impart detailed knowledge of the complex and controversial Irish story with a light hand and plenty of humor. She also wrote the best seller Far and Away, a novel based on Ron Howard's movie, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
On national tours, Sonja lectures to published and "pre-published" authors in her workshop, "The Novel Approach." The seminar covers such topics as: story structure, characterization, plotting, pacing, and marketing. She has taught numerous courses at university and adult continuing education facilities including: general fiction, historical research, and mystery writing. She was managing editor of Single Living magazine and has functioned as a manuscript doctor for major publishers. Earlier in her career, she was a prolific ghostwriter for celebrities and professionals.
Having lived in Los Angeles, Toronto, and County Kerry, Ireland, she now resides in New York with her husband. She is the mother of two grown children, a daughter and a son, who use their amazing talents to enrich the world. When she isn't writing, Sonja enjoys making jewelry, Celtic beading, needlework, origami, gardening, listening to Irish folk music, and playing with her "grandangels." (See CONTACT page for pictures.)