Sonja Smolec is a well known author of children books, giving numerous presentations and readings around her native country – Croatia. She is widely acclaimed and appreciated by local schools and libraries for her public appearances and contacts with children. Sonja is also a member of several local organizations supporting art in all its forms as well as a member of the "Croatian Society of Writers for Children and Youth".
Being a prolific author and trying to reach a wider audience, she tries her hand in a variety of styles - poetry, mystery, novels, and English poetry. Her books for children are available at almost any library in Croatia. Her book, novel for youth “Halo, Zemlja zove Snježanu” was nominated for the prestigious “Grigor Vitez Prize", given to authors of books for children. She is the editor of several books of poetry domestic and foreign authors.
Sonja Smolec is included in the "Lexicon of contemporary writers from Velika Gorica"; in the book "Croatians: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases" By Inc Icon Group International; member of the World Poets Society (W.P.S.) and member of the society Jutro Poezije, Zagreb, Croatia.
Her poetry is published in many national and international paper magazines, online magazines and anthologies - USA, Nigeria, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Israel and Canada. Some of the poems were either nominated or won international awards.
Congratulations Sonja! The link to her Lulu Storefront is here: Sonja at Lulu