Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned a Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and wrote a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, CLEVER AS A FOX. Her novels include TRUE PLACES, which was a Washington Post, Amazon Charts, and International bestseller, and ALL THE BEST PEOPLE, a Historical Novel Society Editors’ Pick. Her latest, THE FAMILY SHIP, releases in February 2021. When she’s not traipsing around the world with her husband, Sonja can be found in her garden overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.