Welcome to the blog of Sonya Spreen Bates, dedicated to news, reviews and general musings. I am a Canadian writer living in South Australia. I write for children and adults and my work has been published in Australia, Canada, the USA and New Zealand. If you are looking for my website, click here. It has a new home.
Most of my published works to date are for children and young adults, with the most recent being two hi/lo young adult novels in the Orca Sports series published by Orca Book Publishers in Canada.
Off the Rim (Orca Book Publishers, 2015) was nominated as a YALSA Quick Picks in Canada in 2016.
Topspin (Orca Book Publishers, 2013) was listed on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Best Books for Kids and Teens” 2014.
Both titles were selected for the Junior Library Guild in the USA. For more information on me and my books, take a look at my website.