Sonja Loots was born on 6 August, 1972, at Kimberley. She studied Afrikaans and
Nederlands at the universities of Stellenbosch (BA, cum laude, 1993) and
Rhodes (BA Hons, MA, both cum laude).
As an Honours student she was awarded an M-Net Bursary for Fiction. She studied Creative Writing with Etienne van Heerden.
Sonja has held teaching posts at Rhodes University, Pretoria Technikon and the University of Johannesburg and worked as a reporter at Die Burger. In 1999, she moved to Johannesburg to work for De Kat and as books editor for Rapport.
Sonja also wrote countless scripts for the 7de Laan television series.
In 2005 she was awarded the SA Books Journalist of the Year Award.
February 2009: After three years life in England, Sonja joined Random House SA as General Manager of Marketing.
She currently holds a teaching position at the University of Cape Town.