Monica’s spent a good chunk of her life with more imaginary characters than friends of the flesh. These apparitions weren’t the cool kind who crept out of the shadows to play Barbies but the ones who hung out in the back of her head. She’s carried the weight of enough characters, and their dismal situations, to fill the stages of Broadway for a full season.
In the meantime she was trying to live out her own story. After graduating from University of Wyoming with a degree in psychology she worked for a therapeutic wilderness program counseling teenage sexual perpetrators before she worked as an educational/career counselor. The highlight of that career came while working with injured American veterans in Europe. She liked the job but deep inside, the stories and words were swirling, trying to locate the escape hatch.
Three year ago, after a hard push onto the path of consciousness, little anecdotes centered around the synchronistic events and miraculous happenings that surround each of us every day started leaping from her typing fingers. Before she could help herself she had become a freelance writer, publishing in numerous magazines, websites and newspapers. By the time her life-long best friend, Melanie Bates, talked her into starting a literary site together she’d learned that when it comes to your passion, it’s best not to resist; Femme Tales-Truth with Humor, was born.
Monica feels life is best when you hand your biggest dream over to the Universe, sit back, trust, then watch in utter fascination what it sends back.
Her family has recently moved to the Bay Area where she’s fighting for time to edit her novel while she enjoys the blissful hiking, biking, wine and a few fascinating characters; in the flesh and otherwise.