I’m Monica, a New York bred, D.C.-based lawyer trying to write a novel. It all started here (although I explain the whole thing a little better here). I have very strong opinions about how women and minorities are portrayed in books, television and movies and discovered that blogging is a great way to express those opinions. So I would say Illegal Writing posts are split between that and my noveling struggles.
I also am a regular contributor for The Write Practice, where I blog every other Monday.
In 2014, my unpublished novel Lessons from Robin was chosen as a Marlene Award Finalist by Washington Romance Writers and an Abalone Award finalist by the Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest chapter of the Romance Writers Association.
Finally, if you’re wondering who drew my awesome cover photo, the answer is the extremely talented Ross Boone, a friend I met during a retreat hosted by The Write Practice.
To reach my non-legal writing self, please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (I’m checking it now!!)