Get to Know Me

woman in a white crown and her buff colored cat
Sonya Schryer Norris

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” –Oscar Wilde

Where I come from

I was raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where my father teaches at James Madison University. I attended Community High School in Ann Arbor, then went on to Michigan State University. 12 years later I earned my degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.

My customer service ethic

As I learned from my first employer, Zingerman’s Delicatessen, there is no 10% off sign when I’m having a bad day. It’s all about attitude, even when you’re washing the dishes.

Why do they call me the Snakelady Librarian?

I have a tattoo of an ouroboros. That’s an image of a snake eating it’s own tail – a symbol of life consuming and renewing itself. And why yes, yes, that is the tattoo that Agent Scully got on the X-Files.

Favorite book(s)

Oh, “favorite” is a tier. I have a favorite list of books and they include In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden, How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, the collected poetry of Katherine Phillips, and Mama Day by Gloria Naylor. I like pop fiction too, especially John Sandford, Stephen King, and Robert Crais.

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