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Meet Sandie Sonke

Sandie Sonke
Get ready for bright bursts of color as illustrator Sandie Sonke shares her talents with readers in author Susan Johnston Taylor's next poetry collection, If Pets Wrote Poems. Set to release in the spring of 2026, Sandie's lively, whimsical and richly-colored work is sure to stir in hints of magic in this exploration of the lives and writing styles of famous (and not-so-famous) poets through the eyes of their beloved pets.

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Sandie Sonke is a Southern California native with a degree in studio art from California State University Fullerton. She enjoys her morning coffee and loves to cook. She is also co-owner of a cocktail supply store in Claremont CA. Among the many hats she wears, her favorite role is being a mom of two. Sandie has published several children’s books. You can also find more of her freelance illustration work at www.sandiesonkeart.com.