Australian Authors

Sonya Bates Book List

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Sonya Bates is a Canadian writer who has made South Australia her home since 1997. She studied linguistics at the University of Victoria before obtaining a masters degree in speech-language pathology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Having worked with children with communication difficulties for over twenty-five years, she now enjoys sharing her knowledge with speech pathology students as a part-time clinical educator. When she writes children's novels she uses the name Sonya Spreen Bates.


Stand Alone

Inheritance of Secrets (2020)


Critical Acclaim

Inheritance of Secrets:

  • Shortlisted 2018 Banjo Prize