Author & Editor
She earned her Bachelor's in creative writing with a minor degree in medical anthropology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Fine Arts in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University. As a graduate student, she apprenticed under New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors, such as Maria V. Snyder, Priscilla Oliveras, Lee McClain, and more.
She furthered her education with developmental editing courses at the Editorial Freelancers Association and currently works as an editor at the Parliament House Press. She's also a member of SCBWI, EFA, and APSS.
Sophia is an author of both fiction and nonfiction.
Her young adult fantasy, "Tiny Hearts", appeared in the anthology "Dragons of a Different Tail." Her story won Honorable Mention for Best Character and the anthology as a whole won 1st Place for Anthologies/Short-Stories/Collections, 3rd Place for Best Fiction Book, and 3rd Place for Best Fantasy Book.
Her next short fiction, "Ghouly Girl," features a quirky ghoul who moves in with two male human roommates and the comical, girly, monstery mishaps that ensue. "Ghouly Girl" will be published in a yet-to-be-titled anthology October 2022.
Sophia's first horror short fiction, "Bone Kindling," will appear in the anthology "A Very Ghostly Christmas," set to release by Ghost Orchid Press and Love Letters to Poe in October 2022.
Two of her YA fantasy novels were critiqued by NYT and USA Today best-selling authors. For a year and a half, she wrote her YA fantasy thesis novel under the mentorship of Kathryn Miller Haines, award winning playwright and author of YA novels for HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster.
As an editor at the Parliament House Press, her clients have gone on to become an Amazon #1 New Release in Teen & YA Magical Realism, featured as one of the 'Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall 2021' by YA.Buzz, appear in Fae Crate's September 2021 book of the month subscription box, and receive glowing reviews by Tor.com and Kirkus Reviews.
Sophia's taught social media for authors as a seminar at Seton Hill University and was a panelist with Crit & Pen Editorial. She was a guest speaker at the Association of Publishers in Special Sales South Florida launch and appeared on popular BookTuber, HeyItsCarlyRae's Book Hour interview segment.