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Monique D. Mensah
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Publish-date-icon January 17, 2011
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BestEbonyBooks.com 

 BestEbonyBooks.com mission is to become the premier destination for multi-cultural readers.  Our goal is to offer a place for literary fans buy, discuss and explore their favorite authors and discover new, amazing literary art.

Website: http://bestebonybooks.com

Host: Award Winning Author, Tracie Bee

Guest:Native Detroiter, Monique D. Mensah, is a two-time award winning novelist with an innate love for the written word. Monique’s talent for writing was first discovered by her third grade teacher, who regularly asked the young student to share her short stories with the class and sometimes the principal and other school administration during assemblies and PTO meetings. At that time, she declared her dream to become a published author, as she believed it to be her purpose. She continued to receive praise for her writing throughout middle and high school.


After graduating from the University of Michigan, with a bachelor’s degree in business management, Monique was prompted by her best friend to, “just write a book.” She started her first novel,WHO IS HE TO YOU, a drama that she independently published through her publishing company, Kisa Publishing, in 2009. Monique’s debut received critical acclaim by readers and prominent book clubs across the country. In June 2010 she was awarded the title of “Author of the Year” by the African-Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) a national book club organization, promoting African-American authors and literature. In August 2010, Mensah released her second novel, INSIDE RAIN, a psychological thriller that is celebrated as the winner of the 2010 Best Books Awards for African-American Fiction. The Best Books Awards, sponsored by USA Book News, also named WHO IS HE TO YOU as a finalist in the same category.

 
Monique now resides in Southfield, MI where she is raising her daughter and working full-time as a counselor for a private university. She is also the principal and founder of Make Your Mark Editing Services, a boutique copyediting business that assists authors in turning their manuscripts into masterpieces. Monique is currently working on her third novel, SMOKE SCREEN, due for release late summer 2011.

 

We are always looking to interview authors and review books.  Please send request to bestebonybooks@gmail.com

For book reviews, please send them to the following address

BGH Company

Attn: BestEbonyBooks.com

1602 Belle View Blvd., #485

Alexandria, Va. 22307

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