About Sonja Hakala

SonjaHakala-2014-for online head shotI was ten when I decided I wanted to be a writer. That’s the same year I discovered the world of books at my town library, a place I still think of as “to Ali Baba’s cave.”

Now with almost 30 years of experience as a professional writer and book publishing expert, my career continues with my Carding novels, quilt books, and publishing how-tos.

I also lecture and teach at quilt guilds, libraries, writers groups and other organizations in New England.


I am also the founder of the Parkinson’s Comfort Project. The Project gathers and distributes handmade quilts to people with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological condition that afflicts more than a million people in the U.S. To date, the Project has received donations of exquisite quilts from around the country, and has distributed over 300 quilts.

You are more than welcome to contact me any time via email at: Sonja@SonjaHakala.com


Author of the Carding, Vermont novels, quilt books, and book publishing guides.

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