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Monique O'Connor James

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Monique is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in a small community outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently works full time as an insurance agent, but her favorite jobs are mother, wife, and author. On her eighth birthday, her mother bought her a journal and said "write whatever you want, just write." And so, a love affair with words was born. She wrote poetry and short stories in high school and college, until 1993 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her mother's death in 1998, Monique fell into a deep depression and found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write with no luck. Finally, in 2007, under the urging of friends, she sat down and pecked ...more

10 Things Every New Indie Author Should Know

1.  It takes time to build a fan base – Go into your journey remembering why you write.  Most of us write because it makes us happy, because we are compelled to do it, and because there are people who love our stories.  People will be attracted to your enthusiasm, but give yourself and your work time to grow a following.


2. The odds are, it will be difficult to sell books, at first - Remember that

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Published on March 17, 2013 12:24
Average rating: 4.17 · 414 ratings · 139 reviews · 17 distinct works
The Keepers

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Jamais Vu (Jamais Vu, #1)

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Becoming Jolie

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Black Water Bayou

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Deja Vu (Jamais Vu, #2)

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Musical Scares

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The Mulligan Man

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Magia Rising

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The Watchers

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Madison Daniel Thanks for the friendship!


 Danielle The Book Huntress *Pluto is a Planet!* Hi Monique. Thanks for the friendvite.


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