Profile: Sonia Waterfall

About This Author

Sonia Waterfall is a retired librarian who is now spending her retirement writing, sewing, gardening and travelling. Born in Yorkshire, England, she emigrated to New Zealand after obtaining her MA in Librarianship and Information Science from Sheffield University. After a few years in the workforce she became an ‘alternative lifestyler’, financing her lifestyle by doing contract work in libraries and as a researcher. Then came two years as a volunteer librarian for Tokelau in the South Pacific with the NZ Volunteer Service Abroad organisation. She moved to Australia in 1989 where she has spent the last 24 years of her life broken only by a year in South Korea teaching English as a second language. Since retirement she has returned to England where her family live and is now resident in Rothbury, Northumberland.

This Author's Books

This is the story of a boy growing up in the traditional lifestyle of a South Pacific Island, Samoa. It was a self-sufficient lifestyle that depended on the sea and the land. It tells of the changes that colonisation and Christianity brought to the island....
ISBN: 9781803028712
Published: 20 July 2023
It was September 1939, war had been declared and conscription was in place.A young man from a Quaker family who had been born and bred in the Yorkshire Dales, roaming the hills in freedom, now had a life-changing decision to make.The decision he made took....
ISBN: 9781839458408
Published: 17 March 2021
Opportunities and choices led this baby boomer from England to New Zealand, to Samoa and Tokelau in the South Pacific, to Australia and South Korea and back to England. Add into the mix her work as a librarian, a period of unemployment, an alternative lif....
ISBN: 9781788768016
Published: 9 April 2019
It was 2004, and a cache of letters was found when our parents house was cleared in preparation for sale. Ilse, our mother, had kept them safe for 50 years, never mentioning them nor telling their story. Hulda, her mother Gisela and daughter Ilse, all bor....
ISBN: 9781782996811
Published: 15 May 2014