Mary Monroe

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I am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. I have lived in Oakland since 1984.

My first novel THE UPPER ROOM was published by St. Martin's Press in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. An excerpt is included in Terry McMillan's anthology BREAKING ICE. I endured fifteen years and hundreds of more rejection letters before I landed a contract for my second novel, GOD DON'T LIKE UGLY. It was published in October 2000 by Ke
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Mary Monroe No, there won't. My publisher decided to end the series with God Don't Make No Mistakes. However, some of the characters from the series may be…moreNo, there won't. My publisher decided to end the series with God Don't Make No Mistakes. However, some of the characters from the series may be featured in some of my upcoming books. Hope you will enjoy them!
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Mary Monroe The final book in the series The Devil You Know will be released Oct. 31, 2017. I hope you will enjoy it too. I sincerely appreciate your support!
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