Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round (Fiction/Self-Help), Taste My Soul (Poetry) FLOSS (Fiction) and Swag (Urban Fiction). She is a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development, and 44th (A full color coffee table book about President Barack Obama that is a compilation of front page reprints of actual African-American published newspapers and poetry.) She has also contributed to several publications and youth development training materials for the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation. She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for various publications and websites including the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an active member of the Motown Writer's Network where she is the host of her own show, “Marketing and Motivation Mondays with Monica Marie Jones” on the Michigan Literary Network Radio.
Monica received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. She also received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.
Monica is a youth development expert that does training and consultation for the Center for Youth Program Quality (a joint venture of the Forum for Youth Investment and The High/Scope Educational Research Foundation.) She is a professionally trained dancer and dance instructor that has danced with Gospel recording artists such as Dorinda Clark-Cole, in several venues around the United States, and a three-city tour in Japan with Kierra 'Ki-Ki' Sheard.
Monica uses her gifts, talents and expertise to inform her work as a motivational speaker with a focus on topics including but not limited to self-esteem, empowering women and girls, fitness and wellness, and youth development.
Monica’s essay, “Don’t Wait for the Weight” and her poem, “Fat Girl” will be published in The Souls of Our Young Sisters: The Next Generation of Women Tell Their Stories, Overcome Their Challenges, and Heal Their Spirits (Souls of My Sisters Inc./Kensington Publishing Corp.) anthology in May 2010.
For more information visit her website at http://www.monicamariejones.com or email her email@example.com
Published: April 9, 2011.
Poetry » American poetry
Sweet Soliloquy begins with Heart Whisper, which focuses on faith and family. Soul Cry serves some thought provoking poems that prepare you for the deeper dive into the depths of the author’s soul. Hearts Desire is quite simply all about love and Soul Kiss is all about passion. Soul Seduction delves into erotic poetry.
Indulge and Enjoy!
As singer Noelle Dresden rises toward super stardom because of her role as a house guest on the popular realty TV show, "House of Swag", she has some difficult choices to make. What lies ahead of her looks so much better than what she has left behind. Will she work to keep the love that she and Jonah shares alive, or will she choose fame, fortune and a man who can make all of her dreams come true?
TASTE MY SOUL is set up as a full, five course meal because it satisfies all of the senses. Once you open the book you will dip your sensory spoon into a savory soup filled with poetry, sprinkled with a pinch of prose and accompanied by a side dish of imagery that will take you on a mental expedition into the depths of the author's soul.
Floss (verb) [Flawss]
1 to use fame, wealth and material possessions to represent ones social status.
2 to adorn one's body, home and vehicle with physical representation of one's wealth.
3 to do any and everything in ones power to make those around him or her aware of one's worth.