Women Who Write The Life
Born in Newark,
NJ and educated at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York,
Monique began her career as a writer at the early age of 17 -
writing compelling soap opera-type fiction to entertain her
family. Encouraged by her sister to publish her first novel,
"Rain," Monique along with her partner, established HerSay
Publishing for lesbian and gay literature. Now as publisher,
Monique is poised to complete and print her second novel, "Fire
(Revelation)," scheduled for release in the Summer of 2002.
Moonlighting as a Legal Word Processor for a reputable Manhattan
law firm has made it possible for Monique to pursue her love for
writing full-time. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her cat
debut this fall, is sure to
propel Monique into the realm of her favorite novelists Rita Mae
Brown and E. Lynn Harris. You can email Monique at
and tell her what you think.
"RAIN" opens near the final
chapter as the naïve narrator, Monica Walker, takes the reader
backwards through each character's life. Monica always had the
ability to communicate with unexplainable forces. She had the
senses to see and feel things beyond the mundane.
As an adolescent, Monica begins a secret love affair with an
older woman within her circle of friends. She waits for her love
interest Pia, while trying to satisfy her desires with others.
Monica quickly learns that their passion cannot be matched with
Two secrets are revealed during a
heated exchange between Monica and Pia's lover Teri. The first
secret could mean freedom for the hidden lovers. The second
secret could lead Monica into battle with the soldiers of Death,
who seek the soul of the one she loves.
A desperate struggle with the soldiers ensues; Monica must
defeat the evil forces that would claim Pia's life and her soul.
You Are Not Alone
By Angel Hunter
We All go through moments when we
think we are the only ones suffering conflicts, emotional
setbacks and obstacles. "Your Are Not Alone" will
give you a view into the souls of these women who struggle with
issues such as childhood rape, drug addiction, bisexuality and
Complete with the most intimate details and vivid descriptions
of their sexual lives, "You Are Not Alone" brings the
reader up close into Crystal, Susan, Elsie and Janay's bedrooms.
In spite of their personal choices, there's a common thread that
brings and keeps these four women together for support and
felt someone staring at her. Glancing around, she spotted Jewell
looking in her direction. She quickly dropped Summer's hand.
"Is everything all right?" Summer wanted to know.
Elsie told her everything was fine, but it wasn't. She had tried
so hard to keep her sexuality a secret. She knew coming out to
dinner like this would pose a problem. Damn, Damn, Damn.
Elsie was, is and has always been a very private person. Her
life was her life. She was not one to gossip and judge. She
struggled with her decision to start a relationship with women.
She knew it was what she wanted, what she desired to have. She
just needed to get over her fear and actually go through with
it. Once she made the decision to give it a try there was no
turning back. It was in High School that she first realized that
her hormones geared her towards her own. It frightened her so
much that she started dating a guy named Troy.
The relationship was a disaster. The lovemaking was a disaster.
It had done nothing for her. She didn't see fireworks, and she
felt nothing in her soul or spirit. When they made love it was
like something was wrong. She could remember crying afterwards
Janay was her name and she was not only Elsie's first female
lover, but also her first true love. She met her on campus while
participating in a fashion show. Elsie could be a model, if she
had chosen that path. She certainly had more than enough
opportunity to do so. The offers came repeatedly. She did
consider it at one time, but she was just afraid of the
spotlight. She was afraid that she would make a mistake and
people would find out her secret; and she couldn't have that.