Monique McDonell

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About the author – Monique McDonell

I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women's fiction including chick lit and romance. I live on Sydney's Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter, and despite my dog phobia, with a dog called Skip.

I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards I was busy working in public relations I didn't write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!)

When I began to write again I noticed a trend - writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.
I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for eight years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia.

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A Fresh Start
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Monique McDonell. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Susannah Morrison is searching for a new life with her young daughter, Maisy, when a car accident, hospitalisation and a chance encounter with Declan Doherty puts her plans on hold. Except desire has a will of its own. And soon Declan and Susannah are wondering if Henley’s Bluff is the new start they both need.

Books

Snowbound - A Chicklit Christmas Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,260. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zara’s boyfriend can’t come home to Sydney from NYC for Christmas so she decides to fly to him. When a blizzard hits half way it becomes clear that her boyfriend doesn't care and an airport is no place to spend Christmas. So she takes up the offer of a fellow traveller, Kyle, to spend Christmas with him. If you like flirty heroes, ugly sweaters and snow covered mountains you'll love Snowbound.
Any Way You Plan It, An Upper Crust Series Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Mike warned Marissa back in high school that if they kissed, she’d never get over it. Ten years later and Marissa is stuck in Mike’s friend-zone and he’s made it very clear that’s where she’s staying but is this a case of not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone? And if so what is Mike prepared to do to get Marissa? Will they get their happily ever after or is it a case of too little too late.
Any Way you Fight It, An Upper Crust Novel (Book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,350. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Any Way You Fight It Matchmaking came easily for Cherie . . . unless she was matching herself. Cherie had the perfect love once, or so she had thought. But that was years ago.Luke was the standard by which she measured all potential mates. Now he was back but she wasn't going to make the same mistake twice or was she?
Any Way You Dream It
Series: Upper Crust Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,350. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When life throws you lemons, you create a fake fiancé. That’s what Lucy does when her high school nemesis calls. She didn’t mean to lie. Really. But with nowhere to live and a car that dies on her, the thought of attending the reunion alone is one she can’t contemplate. Will her ‘romance’ with Chase be turn out to be the answer to her dreams or will the sham turn into another nightmare?
Any Way You Slice It
Series: Upper Crust Series. Price: Free! Words: 25,430. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
A marriage of convenience could solve both their problems if they keep it strictly business but convincing everyone else that this is true love while trying to convince themselves that it isn’t is a sure recipe for trouble. A little bit like a cross between Grease and The Proposal, Any Way You Slice It is sure to captivate readers who love romantic comedy and chicklit.
Mr Right and Other Mongrels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,760. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mr Right and Other Mongrels is a light-hearted story about how one chance encounter can change a life. When dog-phobic Allegra Johnson is rescued from fiesty canine by the chivalrous Teddy Green, Australia’s hottest TV celebrity and her life begins to change. Will Ally be able to overcome her fears and find happiness with this possible Mr Right or will Teddy's lifestyle be too much of an obstacle?

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