Sonya Mastick – Biography
Musician, writer, researcher, entrepreneur, poet: Sonya Mastick’s passions span a wide spectrum. Her twenty-year plus history of professional musicianship has taken her not only to every bar and club in metro Detroit, but throughout all of North America. She has had a hand in every aspect of the music industry, from live gigs and studio work to promotions and booking.
Sonya’s first book has been called “a stark and personal insight into one person’s journey through their past.” Poems Fueled by Espresso, Therapy, and My Unexpected Life is comprised of poems and journal entries taken from a two-year period of therapy, introspection, and reflection on the events that shaped Sonya’s life.
Not limited to creative writing, Sonya’s latest work Prisoner to Patriot is a compelling nonfiction work that details the life of Nobuyuki Shimokochi. Nob was a Japanese American who traveled the unlikely path from an American internment camp prisoner to United States Army veteran.
Sonya is the owner of an all-female employed Social Media Marketing agency, Rise Above The Din, in Ferndale, Michigan. She is also the founder and Chair of the local nonprofit group Play It Forward, which helps underprivileged youth access the world of music.
She also continues to write and record music.