More About Me & Pics


Born in Evergreen Park, IL and raised in New Lenox, IL, I received my undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Sociology/Anthropology in 1993, my master’s degree in public interest journalism from The Ohio State University in 2000, and my MFA from The Ohio State University in 2004. After living in Minnesota, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Georgia, I moved to Connecticut in 2011, where I live with my sweetie Cliff and my son Ivan.

I’m a writer, teacher, mom, Midwesterner, activist, and Buddhist. I have a loud laugh. If you’re interested, here’s my teaching blog with syllabi and links and so forth. I get mad at the state of health insurance in the United States.

Feelings on Punctuation

I believe strongly in the serial comma. I use many, many exclamation points in email correspondence and texting but try to restrain myself in formal writing. Pro-semi-colon.

The Unofficial Bio

Huber has worked as a waitress, an artist’s model, a trash collector, gardener, nanny, dishwasher,video store clerk, researcher for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, canvassing staff for an environmental organization, labor-community coalition organizer, receptionist, mental health counselor, overnight security staff in a mental health center, nonprofit project manager, editor, associate publisher, reporter, medical proofreader, writing instructor for engineering students, adviser to a student newspaper, and finally a professor. She is a big fan of: the Chicago White Sox, her cool son, trips by plane, train and car, coffee, and reading too much too late at night. She is not so great at: cooking and cleaning, video games, saying “no,” among many other things. She loves the work of Thorstein Veblen, limes, and thrift stores.

Courses Taught

Composition I & II American Attitudes About Technology (Composition II for Engineering Students) Introduction to Creative Writing Writing Family History Creative Nonfiction Advanced Creative Nonfiction Magical Realist Fiction Art & History of the Personal Essay Feature Writing Intermediate Reporting & Copyediting Advanced Reporting & Copyediting: Journalism Practicum Writing & Publishing



Even though my hair is long now etc. etc.

65 responses to “More About Me & Pics”

  1. Thom Hickey Avatar

    Thanks. Glad to have found your blog. I look forward to more reading. I’m a White Sox fan too. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.


    1. sonyahuber Avatar

      Thanks, Thom–and nice to meet you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Marissa Vasquez Avatar

    Hello Sonya I just finished reading your book “Cover Me” and wow just left me in awe of everything that you have gone through and still did not let it bring you down! I have to do a presentation on your book for my Medical Sociology class and I feel that many students will be interested in your story!

    Thank you
    Marissa V.


    1. sonyahuber Avatar

      Thanks so much, Marissa! I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for reaching out to me.


  3. Hey Loons Avatar

    Enjoying your blog. Your list of jobs is impressive. So much life experience and wisdom to draw from.
    I lived in Chicago for one year, the year when the White Sox won the World Series, so in a way they are my team too.


    1. sonyahuber Avatar

      Go Sox! And thank you for finding me and for reading!


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