An archivist without a past of her own doesn’t expect her profession to get personal.
Thirty-year old single mom Michele Norman has finally found her dream job at the city archives. But while she does a deep dive into every inquiry that comes in, there’s one past she won’t touch: her own. Besides, with a son starting kindergarten, a stack of unpaid bills, and the possibility of her work hours being cut back, she has enough to worry about. But when she discovers a forgotten French diary in the vault, it sends her on a journey from the west coast of Canada all the way to Paris, France. Will Michele be distracted by the intriguing and maddening Sébastien? Or will she finally find answers to the family questions she has never been ready to ask?
The release date for Sonia’s debut novel, Provenance Unknown, was March 28, 2023. Now available! Published by Sands Press.
The Roundhouse Cafe in Saanich (Greater Victoria, British Columbia) hosted the first book launch celebration on April 2, 2023—right next to Rutledge Park, one of the key locations in the book! Sonia is available for events; please reach out using the Contact page.
Praise for Provenance Unknown
Playlist for Provenance Unknown (YouTube)
A Year of Summer
In the meantime, Sonia is working on a second novel titled A Year of Summer. Julia Summers, an aspiring travel writer with social anxiety, reluctantly takes a job in her hometown in British Columbia’s southern interior. But when the position turns out to be more than advertised—thrusting her into the festival and fair circuit—she must decide whether to head for the hills or stick it out in the struggling desert village she’d left in the rear view.
Both novels explore themes of identity, family, and place.
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