AUTHOR AND FREELANCE WRITER AND EDITOR
Monique's passion for writing began as a young girl while penning stories in a journal. Now she looks forward to deepening her passion by creating many unique stories that do nothing less than intrigue her readers.
Monique holds a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is the author of a middle-grade book Once Upon a Time in Venice. Monique loves to travel, play tennis, pursue her passion for writing, and read historical fiction. In 2008, she was chosen by the American Jewish Committee's ACCESS program to travel to Berlin, Germany, on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, to explore German and Israeli relations along with 20 other Jewish professionals from across the U.S.
Monique was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and her grandparents were European Jews who fled their home as Hitler rose to power. It’s their story that inspired her to write Across Great Divides, her newest novel.
What attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as a structure and letting imagination run wild to fill it all in. Historical fiction lets you escape to another time and place; and I like to explore the past so that we can potentially better understand the future.
In addition to her work as an author, Monique is also freelance writer and editor, known for helping corporations and organizations develop strategic, customer-centric web and print communications, marketing collateral, social media postings, and public relations materials. Monique has more than 20 years of experience in marketing communications, journalism, and public relations. She has helped companies in various industries, from IT to healthcare, develop their marketing strategies.