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About The Author

     Monica Bouvier is married and has one son. Born in Spokane, Washington, Monica moved with her family to Anchorage, Alaska at the tender age of six. Her grandfather was one of the first African-American homesteaders in Anchorage, as well as, owned and operated the city’s first minority-owned construction company, of which, helped in rebuilding Anchorage after the 1969 earthquake. Her grandfathers influence and love of Alaska filtered throughout Monica’s whole family, the majority of who still make this great state their permanent residence today.

     Monica, a former model, has worked in television/media industry for over two decades.  She is recognized as the first African-American Public Service Announcer director in Alaskan television.  

     Monica’s hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, sewing, tennis, reading, and writing.

     Monica, an avid self-help enthusiast, is a student of the human condition. It wasn’t until after successfully maneuvering through her own relationship obstacles that she felt qualified to add her own personal spin to the complexities of the male/female relationship in the form of writing novels. Her first novel, In Search of Mr Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness, is a loosely based adaptation of this journey. Monica is currently working on her next set of novels, The Ten Commandments of Dating, Poisoned Pen, Mermaidland and The Margarita Social Club, which constitute a long secession of romantically charged tales of love, lust and unbridled imagination still to come from this author.

     If you are interested in contacting Monica, email her at: mbouvier1@aol.com.

 

     Monica's Motto:  "Believe In Yourself!"  Smile

 

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TICKLE ME – Author Q & A:   

 

 

Q. Why did you decide to write this book?

A.  This book is based off an experience I had with an online admirer several years ago. After talked with my friends about the experience I decided this would make for a good story. 
Q. What is special about your book? 
A.  What is special about my book(s) is that this story is loosely based on a true event in my life. I enjoy taking true events that happen to me, or anyone else for that matter, and add my own personal spin to the tale, ending up with a fascinating story that everyone who’s ever been in love or in a relationship can relate to. My stories aren’t the pretty, nicely dressed romantic tales of perfect love and the every after, but they reflect the true (and most often times), ugly internal thoughts and feelings we all have had. Thoughts and feelings we desperately try to keep to ourselves for fear we would be labeled differently if anyone in polite society ever heard or became aware of them. 
Q. What differentiates it from other books in the same category? 
A. I have no problem delving into the deep recesses of the mind and bringing to the surface the true unbridled feelings we all share about love, relationships and how they affect us, in a positive or negative way. Speaking from experience, I had to wrestle through my own past relationships obstacles that led me down the path of self-destruction and despair, and even to attempt suicide; In Search of Mr Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness, is a compilation of that train wreck of relationships chronicling my journey. Having come through all that, I learned I had to love myself first before I could even begin to think about letting someone else into my live… if I wanted a different outcome from my past. My journey took six years of celibacy before I found my true self. And only when me, myself and I had time to really get to know each other, only then was I was ready to include another. Within less than a year’s time, My “Mr. Wonderful” found me and we have been happily married for the past 3+ years.
     
 My stories, my “voice” is that self inside all of us that struggles to keep the conscious on the straight and narrow. Sadly, some people don’t listen and the outcome is quite the opposite of mine. Nevertheless, I want to inspire and share with the reader that life, love and relationships are all about choices and there isn’t anything anyone can do to you that you don’t allow them to do. Period. Don’t like the outcome…make better choices!   
  

Q. Do you have any secret writing tips you'd like to share?

A.  Write what you know and have experienced. The words tend to come alive off the pages that way.  

Q. Tell us a quirky, funny or unexpected story about you.

A.  I have great intuition (when I listen) and I can sense/see spirits. 

Q. What books are on your nightstand right now?

A.  Satan’s Sister by Star Jones (I went to a book signing last year and picked it up.), The Twilight series and numerous self-help books. 

Q. What's your favorite quote?

A.  Believe In Yourself! 

Q. Who inspires you the most?

A.  My son because he shows me what true unconditional love is, and my mother for her strength in the face of adversity. 

Q. What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it?

A. Because people are funny and you never know who you might meet. I chose to write this story because it is so relevant in the age of online dating. Everyone has a personal story or experience they could share. 

Q. How long did the book take you from start to finish?

A. About 2 years (with numerous months of reflection in between).

Q. What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?

A.  Trying to keep myself and what I would do out of the main character’s experiences,. Although based on an actual experience I had, I did take creative license and changed things up a bit.

Q. What surprised you the most about this process?

A.  How much writing (reliving an experience) takes out of you emotionally.

Q. Did you do any research for your books, or did you write from experience?

A. I definitely wrote from experience.  

Q. Did you have any notable experiences when writing your book?

A.  That sex doesn’t have to be physically gratifying; words can get the juices flowing just as easily. 

Q. What do you hope your readers will gain from reading your book?

A.  One, to recognize that to have someone love you the right way, you first have to love yourself. Second, that love doesn’t mean losing yourself and your identity for the sake of theirs.

Q. What other projects are you currently working on?

A.  Poisoned Pen, The Ten Commandments of Dating, Mermaidland and The Margarita Social Club.

Q. Is writing your sole career? If not, what else do you do?

A.  Not at this time. At present, I am the Creative Services Manager, Traffic and PSA Director for KTVA-Channel 11 (CBS Affiliate) in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Q. When can we look forward to your next book?

A.  If all goes as planned, one by the summer of 2013 and another by the fall.

 

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More From Me To You:

 

My stories will provide privileged access to romantically challenged relationships, ones in which the reader can readily identify with. Be it the joy of boy meets girl that leads to erotic flirtation; the heartache and heartbreak of a bad breakup, to finding and accepting love on his or her own terms, these are not just stories that focus solely on any one person's victimization, but rather they meld together personal insight and expression and the unwavering faith in the human spirit.

The underlining lesson in all my stories (and always will be), is to bestow the universal truth that each and every one of us must seek positive self-love and self-acceptance before we can find and/or give back true love.

 

 

Now sit back, relax and happy reading!