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Author & Poet

Sophia Elaine Hanson 

Praise for the Vinyl Trilogy

"...captivating and memorable...makes for supremely fun reading...this action-packed ride through a grim but fascinating world should delight fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent and leave many waiting impatiently for the sequel."
Kirkus Recommended Review 
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree:  "a powerful and enthralling dark tale ... one of the best dystopians I have ever read!"          
                                                                                                               indieB.R.A.G. reviewer 
Fast-paced, dramatic, action-packed and creatively unique—Vinyl is a must read. 
Jennifer Wilson, #1 bestselling author of the New World series

Praise for Valkyrie

"A heartbreaking and triumphant roar of a survivor...a powerful reminder that trauma doesn't define who you are...the way you keep going does."
                                                                              K.Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing
"Although Valkyrie exposes the dark reality of sexual violence, Hanson's poems are lyrical war cries of hope that sing of survival, empowerment, and truth."
                                                                                            Jenna Clare, Water Runs Red

Praise for soul like thunder

“A symphonic litany of raw feeling; soul like thunder proves once and for all that Sophia Elaine Hanson is a talent with which to be reckoned.” 
                                                        Morgan Nikola-Wren, author of Magic with Skin On

Praise for hummingbird 

"This little chapbook is bursting at the seams with emotion. It's so raw the pages almost bleed."
Amanda Lovelace, #1 bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one


Sophia has been writing novels, short stories, and poems since she was still losing her baby teeth. Along the way she amassed an impressive 35 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards including two National Gold Medals for science fiction short stories. As a Scholastic alumnus she joins the ranks of many great authors including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, and Joyce Carol Oates. Her debut novel Vinyl was awarded the B.R.A.G Medallion in 2018. She is an NYU alum and loves dogs, books, and hummingbirds and loathes cantaloupe. 


In the News

"Page-turning action will keep the reader engaged, while unexpected twists will please even the most hardened genre fans." 

Bestselling author Sophia Elaine Hanson balances life as a student and writer

- Huffington Post 

- Kirkus Recommended Review



Valkyrie Release

Date: April 19th, 2019 
The third collection of poetry from bestselling author Sophia Elaine Hanson. A deeply personal story of trauma, survival, and healing in the #MeToo era.

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