Also a journalist and author, she writes about a broad range of topics including health and fitness, narrative non-fiction "as told to" stories, women’s issues, fashion, beauty, celebrities, psychology and mental well-being, money and work, parenting and grandparenting, relationships, and dance. Sondra is a winner of the prestigious National Magazine Award, given jointly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors, for a narrative non-fiction piece in Good Housekeeping entitled "The Families Left Behind." Her by-line has appeared in many major magazines, among them Town & Country, Redbook, Gourmet, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Dance Magazine, and Ladies' Home Journal. She is a contributor to the iconic "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in LHJ and served as LHJ's Executive Editor. Her other staff posts were Features Editor at Cosmopolitan under the legendary Helen Gurley Brown, and Articles Editor at Bride's. Sondra is the author or co-author of eleven books published by such respected houses as Crown, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, and Grand Central.
A former ballerina, Sondra is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department of Education, Suffolk County BOCES, and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. She was named a 2012 Purpose Prize Fellow by Encore.org for giving underserved young people the change to share the stage with professional dancers in the classics and original ballets.
Sondra holds a masters degree from Harvard.