Sonny has been writing most all of his life. In December 1951 while in the 6th grade, he had a poem published in the Covington, Tennessee newspaper. His poem, "The First Christmas" won a cash prize in a Christmas story/poem contest and was published in "The Covington Leader".
Sonny loves writing songs and poetry, camping, fishing and working on old cars. He owns a 1956 Chevrolet which he enjoys driving.