Saturday, August 18, 2012

Book Spotlight - Becoming Jolie by Monique O'Connor James

Jolie Bourque is trying to finish her thesis and get on with her life.  She wanders into Folette, Louisiana, a place plagued by ghost sightings, convinced they are all crazy.  No one wants to help her, no one except Hutch Landry and his brother Tucker.  

Will she find the monster that is preying on the town's children?  Can she stay sane surrounded by madness? 

What are her ties to the small town?  How will she choose between the brothers?

This is the nightmare that is her life and all just a part of Becoming Jolie.

About the Author:

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 ninth 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, deep in depression, she found herself unable to write. Nine years passed, and only on rare occasion did she attempt to write. Finally, in 2007, under the urging of   friends, she sat down and pecked out her first novel. It was raw and unpolished, but the process had been unquestionably cathartic. 

The next three years were spent filling her hard drive with seven complete manuscripts. At the beginning   of 2011, Monique decided it was time to edit the work and share it with the world. She hopes you enjoy the ramblings of a truly southern girl raised in a state rich with heritage and love.
In June of 2011 her first book, The Keepers, was published by Astraea Press and it has been a world wind of excitement ever since.  Please check out her website and feel free to contact her at any time via her email, facebook, or twitter.


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