Monica McKayhan writes adult and young adult fiction. She currently has 8 titles in print. Three are adult novels, and six are a part of an on-going young adult series, Indigo Summer. The first book in the series, Indigo Summer was the launch title for Harlequin’s young adult 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 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. 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.
She is a Certified Toastmaster (CTM) with Toastmasters International. Toastmasters is a worldwide organization which helps its members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, about Toastmasters, visit their site at www.toastmasters.org. Monica is also a member of the Black Women Film Society. She lives in the Dallas area with her family.