Sonica Ellis was born in Kingston, Jamaica but grew up in rural Manchester Parish, after which she immigrated to the United States where she has lived since 2012.

Sonnie finds motivation and inspiration from memories of her childhood in rural Jamaica. Many of the colorful cast of characters in her village find their way into her stories.

When not writing you might find Sonnie reading (comics, fantasy, sci-fi, mythology and fiction in general), playing video games, and spending time with her daughter, Jada-Lee, and the family dog, GiGi.