Sonja James is the author of The White Spider in My Hand (New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books, 2015) and Calling Old Ghosts to Supper (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Field, The Gettysburg Review, OmniVerse, Beloit Poetry Journal, the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and Poet Lore. She was a finalist in the 2016 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest sponsored by Autumn House Press. Among her honors are five Pushcart Prize nominations. She also writes a weekly poetry book review column for The Journal, a West Virginia newspaper.