The child of German immigrants, Sonia first developed an appreciation of illustration through the story books sent to her by her Grandmother. So at the age of four she decided to become an illustrator after she successfully drew her first duck. She went on to study Visual Communication at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Sonya’s work has appeared in many magazines and books, including the award-winning Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Penguin) written by Jen Storer. In 2013, Sonia won Gold in the Illustrators Australia Awards for her covers of the internationally bestselling Dragonkeeper series (written by Carole Wilkinson). Sonia is based in Melbourne, Australia.