Interview with Sonya Jesus


How long have you been publishing? 

Since 2017


Why do you like writing about Organized Crime?

It combines two of my favorite things to write about: crime and love. The Beneventis have been on my mind for a really long time. They are dark, mean, and deal with things in the real world that make you cringe.


Of the books you've published, who is your favorite character? 

Hawk from the Knights Series is my favorite villain. He's smart, manipulative, and views fulfilling his love quote like a game of chess. It's wicked and daring and makes you think about what can lurk on campus.


If you could write any genre, what would it be?

Paranormal. My European heritage meant I grew up learning about folklore and all the creepy tales of caution. Werewolves, ghosts, witches, and shapeshifters have a very deep anthropological sense overseas and it's always fascinated me.


Since we are talking about the Mafia, what would you have written on your tombstone?

Sonya Jesus, the dreamer of extraordinary things.


If you had a million dollars to spend, what would you do with it? 

Wow. How awesome would that be? I'd invest it in my family and in orphanages.


What is your favorite book of all time?

Christopher Moore- Lamb. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard with a book. 


If you had to choose to be a fruit, what fruit would you be?

Pomegranate. Lots of different pieces make me who I am.


Have you killed off characters? If so, which one was the hardest to say goodbye to? Which one was the easiest?

Hell yeah, I killed off characters.  And I can't tell you! Some of those deaths are plot twists. But if you read the Knights, the opening of book 4 tore my heart out. 


What is the weirdest thing you've ever googled?

Well, definitely not unicorns. The weirdest thing I've searched was how to eliminate blood traces and at what stage, post-mortem, would chopping be more efficient. Let's just say most people are worried about the IT guy finding porn on their browser history, my IT guy is scared of me. 



Six Deadly Steps

     Appointed his sister's handler, Luca's done nothing more than tread the fine line between dutiful son and loyal informant, but he's tired of being in a world where he doesn't belong, doing things he hates. Torture, blood lust, and power are the Cabralis' motto, but Luca isn't made that way. The girl he loves, however, that's a different story.
     Isabella may not be as twisted as Luca's sister, but she's smart, rich, and ruthless...  Forced to live with the father she despises and abide by his rules, Isabella is placed on house-arrest for her own safety. Years later she decides marrying her father's right-hand man will ensure her freedom.
         That is until she finds out everything was a lie. She was nothing more than a piece in her father's game. Now, she'll do anything to escape, even if it means starting a war. 

Keep Up With Sonya

Sonya’s a nerd—a cool nerd—who loves science, books, make-up and unicorns. She even has unicorn slippers and unicorn plushes adorn her office. It’s not an obsession (or so she says), it’s simply an ode to her imaginative side. Storytelling has been her passion since her youth, but her family believes it's more than that.

 Though she's fun-loving, complex-minded, and heart-driven, her philosophy on life is quite simple: Shit happens. Keep going. 

When asked to elaborate, she said, "Believing in yourself is probably one of the hardest things to do, but look in the mirror. You're still standing. That's strength. Don't underestimate yourself."

Sonya also believes in fairytales and in the beautiful things a mind can conjure. She’s a firm believer in empowering the crazy fictional ideas, putting them down on paper, and letting them flourish into a story