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Sonya Julie

Sonya Julie designs websites, creates content, and enjoys marketing and social media for select entities with her partner, Michael Dwyer, through their company, Ann Charles Media. As a freelance writer who has been actively producing content for 18 years, Sonya loves connecting with the writing community and promoting authors. She also enjoys photography, videography, and creating visual media. Sonya is a Reiki Master, coach, and presents workshops on topics such as meditation, goal setting, and vision boards. Sonya enjoys sharing info and ideas about community, health and fitness, innovative living, travel, and adventure. Whether she is hiking through the forest, skiing down a slope, or enjoying the sunshine from her desk as she creates, she always loves incorporating nature in what she does. A passionate believer in creative growth, Sonya enjoys teaching, sharing, coaching, and encouraging people to find their inspiration. Find her at www.SonyaJulie.com and www.AnnCharlesMedia.com.

Michigan Author’s Debut Novel Receives Rave Reviews

Grandma’s gone. Now Sukey races against time to unravel the mysteries of a puzzling inheritance – a sock drawer – from a grandmother she was forbidden to know. A note and a key to Grandma’s “most precious treasure” sends Sukey on wild adventures with unexpected twists and turns. Will Sukey learn the truth about her grandmother, unlock the questions that will lead to peace, and connect her fragmented family? And, can she find the answers before an estate sale ends everything? Author Sue Agauas’ first full-length novel, Grandma’s Sock Drawer, delivers for readers and receives rave reviews.

Love Your Skin: Healthy Homemade Lotion

For years I tried various lotions and could not tolerate many of them. After using any one brand for more than a year, it would begin to make my skin sting and turn red. Chemical fragrances burned my eyes. I searched high and low in the “organic” and “natural” care sections of health food stores but kept finding products with ingredients such as…

Vision Board Workshop

I recently presented my Vision Board Workshop at the Royal Oak Public Library and it was such a wonderful experience that allowed me to connect with people. I shared some aspects to consider before creating a goal as well as tips and techniques to use once a vision […]

Rochester Writers’ Twelfth Annual Fall Conference

“Alive and Well and Writing” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ Twelfth Annual Fall Conference at Oakland University on Saturday, October 19. Focusing on topics that are a part of the writing life, attendees will learn about the latest trends, publishing, and sharing their message. Fiction, nonfiction, and business topics will be presented as lectures, workshops, and panel discussions. This event will feature Michigan authors, speakers, and educators. Literary agents who are seeking talented authors will be available for appointments to review manuscripts for potential publication.

Eliminating Dental Drama

My Dental Care Journey; Ending the Drama for Good At one point I had just had a bridge added on the back left side of my mouth and then a month later required a root canal in one of the teeth supporting the bridge. I needed additional dental […]

Fizzy Fun with Kombucha

I bottled my latest batch of kombucha today and I’m trying some new recipes from The Big Book of Kombucha. From left to right:  Ginger Turmeric, Strawberry Grape, Strawberry, Strawberry Thyme, Strawberry Ginger, and Ginger.    (I’m re-purposing some of the commercial bottles with my own #kombucha brew.) […]