March 10, 2020

THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST has just been awarded the Gold Medal for Young Children's Literature in the Florida State Book Award for 2019-2020. What an honor! 

As stated by the awards committee: "The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Librari...

February 7, 2020

I wrote a blog for the Nonfiction Chicks' Nonfiction Fest this month. You can check out my post about Visual Storytelling by clicking the link below. Write on! 

https://www.nffest.com/2020/02/visual-storytelling.html

January 30, 2020

The Children's Book Council (CBC) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has just released their 2020 list of The Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. I'm incredibly excited and grateful to have THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST included on...

October 21, 2019

I'm thrilled to announce that The Boy Who Grew A Forest won a 2019 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Honor Award. I am grateful that Jadav's story is included with such wonderful titles. Thank you to the California Reading Association! For more, visit:

https://www.gate...

October 11, 2019

I wrote a guest post for author Beth Anderson's blog. Let me take you on a writing journey in Mood, Tone, Theme & Story Weaving. Click below for the full post:

https://bethandersonwriter.com/2019/10/11/behind-the-scenes-mood-tone-theme-story-weaving-by-sophia-gholz/

July 7, 2019

Huge shout out to the folks at KidLit.TV for featuring the book trailer for THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST. Want to know how the trailer was made? Check out this Q&A with Cynthia Nugent, the awesome animator behind the trailer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE. 

https://kidlit.tv/2019/07...

May 22, 2019

I was recently interviewed by author Stacey Horan for The Bookshop At The End Of The Internet podcast. Click below to hear my full interview where I talk about writing and the journey of my debut book:

www.staceyhoran.com/my-podcast

You can also access the interview thro...

May 2, 2019

I'm the featured author for Julie Hedlund's 12x12 group this month. Pop over to the 12x12 blog to read my post: Revision & Opening Lines.

In my blog, I talk a little bit about my creative process and share different versions of opening lines I wrote for The Boy Who...

April 27, 2019

I was recently interviewed for a blog series called #InHERview, which profiles women in the literary industry. Going into the interview, I wasn't sure what to expect. Up until this point, I had been asked about my book and about writing. This interview, however, was di...

March 28, 2019

I want to give a huge shout out to everyone who helped us celebrate the official release of The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng. Special thanks to Barnes & Noble and Chets Creek Elementary for hosting the party! I enjoyed sharing Jadav's story wit...