Author Feature: Sonya Spreen Bates

Running on Empty: Everyone expected Leon Kline, anchor for the 4×100 sprint relay, to secure Gilburn High’s spot in the record books. But a freak accident on the final stretch changes everything. Suddenly his future is gone. No more running, no scholarship, no college. But then he meets sassy and straight-talking Casey De Vries, and life doesn’t look quite so bleak. She even gets him running again. He can’t sprint anymore, but he can handle longer distances. As he gets to know Casey better, he realizes that something is not quite right. How can he […]

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Author Feature: Sonya Spreen Bates

#TuesdayTalk with Sonya Spreen Bates. Sonya’s new Orca Sports novel, Off the Rim, launches this month. Sonya, you’ve written quite a few books for Orca now, including early chapterbooks and sports novels. Where do you get your story ideas from? Ideas come from everywhere and anywhere. Memories, dreams, travel, overheard conversations, everyday life, significant events, family. Anything can spark an idea, it’s a matter of seeing if the idea is worth developing and has the potential to become a really great story. How did you know you wanted to become a writer? I always had […]

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