Monika Conroy

Biography

Monika Conroy, winner of seven literary awards for writing short stories published in literary magazines. In the early seventies, her interest in writing became more serious with the publication of her first written work. She holds degrees in Linguistics and Language as well as being a certified Florida Supreme Court mediator and Guardian ad Litem volunteer has focused on her writing skills through numerous writing classes, writer’s conferences and workshops. Her writing interest however takes a very different path. "I enjoy creating whole new civilizations, cultures and complex characters.”

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Munich, Germany after the war. We had no TV or Radio and reading was our only entertainment. Reading introduced me to exotic places, people and food. The only drawback, if I misbehaved books were taken away as punishment.
When did you first start writing?
When I was seven, I wrote about the Queen of Sheba and a dresser whose drawers contained all the secrets. The story blew my teacher away and my mother was called and she had to meet with the teacher. I have no idea what was said, but from then on the teacher was my biggest supporter.
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Books

A Heavenly Uproar
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Widow meets God in heaven who tells her she must choose one of her three prior husbands to spend eternity with. She disagrees and starts a revolution in heaven.
Tales from Beneath the Frost Line
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Chosen from the files of prize—winning south Florida writers, this diverse and fascinating collection of short stories and novel chapters will entertain you and lodge in your memory for time to come.
Tales from Below the Frost Line Vol. II
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,000. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Mystery, passion, hate, intrigue, love, murder, laughter and startling surprises, worldly and otherwise are subjects of the short story anthology from two award winning authors.
Tales of Whiffletree Lane
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Moonpie a gray, two year old feline of mixed breeding, Luddie the Great Dane, Amber the Rottweiler, Sangha the Frog and Bogie the Rabbit are members of the Covenant of Domestication, however an unrequited interspecies love threatens to destroy the Covenant.
The Regulators
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,840. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Janet confronts a death row inmate and escorts him to the Purgatory for a preview of the torment awaiting him should he not confess his misdeeds. Returning to her life, Janet learns that her godchild was killed. The driver, a well known football star, is found innocent. Revenge driven Janet meets out justice and in the end, accepts the need for Regulators.
The Dragon and the painter.
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,880. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Dragon and the painter meet weekly. The dragon tutors the painter who then illustrates the tale’s meaning on a picture board. Centuries later, Isabella d’Estes discovers the ancient boards in the papal library. On her journey home, gypsies render aide to Isabella. As payment, the gypsies are given the boards. The final board, The Oracle, Isabella keeps. Free, the “Tarot” spread.

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