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Why do you write juvenile fiction? What draws you to it?
I write juvenile fiction because I want to create meaningful and entertaining stories for children to help them get excited to read and to teach them something about the world.
What books were your favorite as a youth and why?
Any books by Judy Blume! She wrote amazing stories that made reading fun and enjoyable. She really knew how to write books that captured young readers and their interests.
What’s your favorite sweet treat?
I love dark chocolate! I also could eat a whole bag of Twizzlers.
What superpower would you love to have? Why?
I would want to be a super healer. I could cure my ailments and injuries, help my family with injuries, illnesses, and diseases, and help the rest of the world. I could help people with life-threatening disease.
Favorite hot beverage. Why?
I love hot tea. When you drink tea, it is relaxing and so good for you. It is great to curl up with a good book and nice cup of warm tea.
Ideal summer vacation.
A month-long holiday at a beautiful beach in the Caribbean. I want to float around in calm, turquoise waters and let the sun kiss my face.
Read an Excerpt
Princess Laurel and her younger sister, Princess Astrid, live peacefully and happily in a marvelous Kingdom.
All is well until the wicked witch stirs up chaos and kidnaps Princess Astrid.
Now, it will take more than Laurel's tree-growing superpowers to rescue Astrid.
With the help of a handsome prince, Laurel rides into the dark forest to find Astrid.
But it turns out that Astrid is jealous of Laurel's superpowers and has teamed up with the witch to reap havoc on the kingdom.
Laurel must convince Astrid to abandon her evil ways and return to goodness-before Astrid and the old hag ruin everything with their mayhem.
This fairy tale for early readers will enliven the imagination of children with a magical adventure.
The story teaches that we are all extraordinary, and that we should appreciate and respect the uniqueness of others.
About the Author:
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, historical fiction novel Across Great Divides, and historical fiction novel A Savage Kultur.
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 first historical novel.
She resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and son. She also works as a freelance writer.
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