Waterloo Region Record | Sonia Day was determined to see “Deer Eyes’’ published

Waterloo Region Record
by Valerie Hill

BELWOOD — It seems every new creative endeavour Sonia Day puts her hand to she shows exceptional talent.

A painter with several works in the City of Toronto’s permanent art collection, a longtime gardening columnist with the Toronto Star and author of five books on gardening, plus two works of non-fiction, Day decided to give novel-writing a try.

When her first attempt was rejected by an agent, in a fit of frustration she tossed the whole thing out.

Day, a feisty British expat with a lot of energy, is not easily dissuaded.

The idea for her next book, “Deer Eyes, ” had been percolating in her brain for years, though she finally put pen to paper a couple of years ago, then she dashed off to Mexico for a couple of months early in 2013 to finish it. [… read more]