Sophia Kercher

I am a question-asker, reader, cocktail-drinker and writer living in Los Angeles. I like to think of myself as the woman in The Doors' song “L.A. Woman” but I've been told I'm more like the girl in Journey's “Don't Stop Believing.'”


Age: 27


Twitter: @sophiakercher




What I Do, Job-wise: I write regularly for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly. I'm also working with authors, journalists, and educators to launch Literature for Life (, an educational outreach program that hooks up kids from South LA (and elsewhere) with literature that they can relate to.


What I Do, Fun-wise: Explore LA and its endless neighborhoods/nightlife establishments, read voraciously, lounge on the couch and talk about life with my three beautiful house mates, experiment in the kitchen and hula-hoop.


My Motto: "Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life." -Langston Hughes


My Anti-Motto: I'm too old for that. 


The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Prince William


My “celebs to make out with” list: Jack Kerouac, Penelope Cruz, R. Kelly. And I really want to hold Jon Hamm's hand (I live in your city Hamm, we could make this happen).


The Most Played Song On My iTunes: "A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell


Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: “Anagrams” by Lorrie Moore


My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Black flats.


Beauty Products That I Hoard: Ayur Medic facial cleansers and lotions, fire engine red lipsticks, and Aquafour.


I smell like: On a good day I smell like the beach, a whiskey and ginger cocktail, and Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap.


I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Nah.