Monique D. Mensah


Monique D. Mensah is a native Detroiter with an innate love for the written word. She has been an avid reader of fiction since her early years in elementary school when she used to read The "Nancy Drew" and "The Babysitter's Club " series. She inherited her fondness for the arts and African-American fiction from her mother who regularly enjoyed black literature. Her mother encouraged her to read at least two novels per month with a promise of increased allowance during the summer months away from school. 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 was what she was destined to be. She continued to receive praise for her writing throughout middle and high school.

While attending the University of Michigan, Monique put her dreams of becoming an author on hold as she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. After graduation, she landed a job in the mortgage industry. Although the job provided steady income and a comfortable lifestyle for both her and her young daughter, she still felt unfulfilled as she realized that she always wanted something more. After being prompted by her best friend to , "just write a book", she started her first novel. Finding time during lunch breaks at work and late night evenings, Monique completed her first manuscript, Who Is He To You. Shortly after, she launched Kisa Publishing and published her debut novel.

Monique now resides in Southfield, MI where she is raising her daughter and working full-time as an enrollment counselor for a private university. She also works as a freelance copywriter and copyeditor and is currently working on her second novel. Stay tuned for more drama-filled pages of literary adrenaline as this break-through author gives readers fresh perspectives and edgy plots as never written before.

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,810. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
A mysterious phone call, an inexplicable inheritance, and a haunting "voice" launch Amara Hammond on a journey through her mother's sordid past. As she stands over her mother's dead body, Amara finally realizes who Nemesis is and why she's out for revenge.
The Malignant Mind Series: Volumes 1-3 (Who is He to You, Inside Rain, Smoke Screen)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 249,770. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » African American fiction » General
WHO IS HE TO YOU: When love involves incest, self-mutilation, drug-addiction, and murder, will Simone, Jessica, and Ryan escape with their lives? INSIDE RAIN: After witnessing her mother's brutal murder as a child, Rain is now dangling on the brink of insanity as an adult. SMOKE SCREEN: A serial killer is on the loose in Detroit, and Simone, Lauren, and Ryan all have motives to kill.
Smoke Screen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,770. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Lauren, Ryan, and Simone meet again after the tragedy that brought them together ten years ago. A serial killer is on the loose in Detroit, and each of these women has a motive to kill. As Lauren, Ryan, and Simone’s lives collide yet again, forcing them to deal with the tragedies of their pasts, the three women regretfully learn that no one is safe behind the thin shield of a Smoke Screen.
Inside Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
After witnessing her mothers gruesome murder as a child, Rain is now left piecing together the fragments of her shattered psyche as an adult. When she and her live-in siblings, Danny and Carmen, are submerged into the horrors of prostitution, drug-addiction, domestic violence, and murder, Rain is left alone to face her internal demons and find her identity, with no one to answer to, but herself.
Who Is He To You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Simone, Jessica, and Ryan are all fighting for love. But when love involves incest, self-mutilation, drug-addiction, and murder, will they continue fighting or will they escape before it’s too late? Experience their emotional journey through to the shocking end where they will experience injury, imprisonment, and death while crafting new lives from the ashes of their ruination.

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