Monica McKayhan writes adult and young adult fiction. Her alter-ego, Monica Richardson writes romance.  She currently has 11 titles in print. Four are adult novels, and 7 are young adult titles. The first book in her young adult series, Indigo Summer, was the launch title for Harlequin’s imprint, Kimani TRU which made its debut in January of 2007. That same year in May, Indigo Summer snagged the #7 position on the Essence bestsellers list, another first for Kimani Press. It also appeared on the bestsellers list in the May 2007 issue of Black Issues Book Review (BIBR). Indigo Summer appeared on the American Library Association (ALA)’s list of 2008, 2009 & 2010 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.  Monica's young adult title, Ambitious, appeared on the ALA's list of 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.  In 2009, Monica received a film option from Karat Films for the first five books in the INDIGO SUMMER series.  She most recently penned her first romance novel, Tropical Fantasy.

Monica is currently working on the first book in her romance series, entitled the The Talbots of Harbour Island.  Look for it in 2014 by Harlequin's Kimani Romance.

She is a Certified Toastmaster (CTM) with Toastmasters International.  She lives in the Dallas area with her family.