Monica is a Women’s Fiction writer, mom to two boys, shameless Carolina fan, and voracious reader. After 13 years in public and media relations, she traded in press releases for the imaginary lives of her characters. When she’s not at the computer, you can find her on a local walking trail, playing games with her family, or enjoying a good book on her front porch swing.
My father died two years ago today. I look back and those first months are hazy. Heavy. I feel them pressing down on me again if I dip my toe into that memory. My family in shock. The trauma deep. My grief absolute. I used to think grief was a tunnel. A period of darknessContinue reading “Thoughts on Grief”
I read “A Good Neighborhood” by Therese Anne Fowler over the weekend. I am a big fan of Fowler’s “Z” about Zelda Fitzgerald and enjoyed “A Well Behaved Woman” about Ava Vanderbilt and her place in one of America’s wealthiest families. This book is a departure from not only the historical fiction genre she typicallyContinue reading “My Book Shelf: A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler”
This morning I reached the end of the verbal vomit brain dump that is this current work in progress rough draft. There is light at the end of this very long, often uphill, tunnel. The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train. Robert Lowell Yes. The lightContinue reading “The Light at the End of the Rough Draft Tunnel”