Sonya loves to write and has been a freelance writer since 2002. Topics include travel, adventure, fitness, health, nutrition, personal growth topics, spirituality and faith, community, local event coverage, and business. Below are some links to a few of the pieces she has written over the years.

Another connection to writing is her involvement with Rochester Writers as an executive administrator. Sonya has been helping with the production of events and activities for this organization since 2009.

Sonya wrote for Michigan Sports Edge Magazine for several years and enjoyed covering topics such as rhythmic gymnastics, the life of jockeys, fitness trail workouts, horseback riding camps, cross country skiing, fencing, dance, and more.

Sonya also wrote for a company newsletter which included company news, business developments, marketing, employee profiles, management interviews about new processes, awards, industry achievements, and PR events. Regular columns have included “Destinations”, “Weekend Getaways”,  “Things To Do”, and “Gardening”.

More recently she has been writing copy for marketing purposes as well as creating language used in websites, newsletters, blogs, and promotions.


Hillcrest Hall is scheduled to open its doors to Oakland University students in fall of 2018, seamlessly combining school activities, such as meals, study time, socialization, and workouts, within the same space as their living quarters.

Oakland University’s Hillcrest Hall is the Future of Campus Dorms

Maintaining diet, fitness, and self-care practices during the hectic holiday season is challenging. Local experts offer guidance on making the time leading up to Christmas and into the New Year a healthy and joyous one:

Healthy Tips for the Holidays; Part One

Healthy Tips for the Holidays; Part Two

Dicken’s message comes through loud and clear, that we need to, more than ever, awaken “fellow passengers to the grave” because every one of us is valuable and life is to be cherished and celebrated. We cannot allow a girl named Want and a boy named Ignorance to threaten us with despair and obliteration, as Dickens implores. His message is an important reminder that above all else, it is cooperation, kindness, and love that will allow us to move forward together in unity.

REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Embodies the Spirit of Christmas at Meadow Brook Theatre

Connecting the trail system to get more people outdoors is important for our community:

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities

Connecting to Irish dance and tradition in our local metro Detroit area:

Rochester Irish Connection and the Motor City Irish Dance Company

Exploring the benefits and history of kombucha with links to local resources:

The Fizzy Facts About Kombucha

Here’s a look at the challenges of cycling in busy cities and metropolitan areas of Michigan:

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester

Exploring the many ways to get outdoors for healthy activities in the Rochester, Michigan area:

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

Here’s a piece I wrote about traveling to Frankenmuth, MI:

Michigan’s Little Bavaria

Visiting northern Oakland County in Michigan:

Top 5 Best Things To Do and See in Northern Oakland County, MI

This is a two-part series that I wrote with Michael Dwyer. This is a couple’s guide to visiting the lovely city of Lexington, KY in the springtime:

A Couples Weekend to Lexington, part one

An Early Spring for Couples in Kentucky, part two

This is another article I wrote with Michael Dwyer for the Oakland Press. This fun story is about traveling from Michigan to Chicago on a budget:

The Budget Way to Travel to Warm and Friendly Chicago

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