More About the Author
America's Acclaimed Author & Authorpreneur
"i write, because not breathing is not an option." ~ monice mitchell simms
Before becoming a published author and authorpreneur, Monice toiled as a frustrated screenwriter and an executive Hollywood assistant.
One day, she quit her job and sequestered herself to her studio apartment to pen her acclaimed debut novel, "Address: House of Corrections" - the first in a trilogy inspired by the lives of her grandmother, mother and great-grandmother.
The rest of her "Faith Leaves A Trail" story, Monice happily shares at many of her events. An entertaining and empowering tale of passion, persistence and purpose, her testimony has inspired audiences to follow their dreams - by any means necessary.
Faith Leaves A Trail
After snagging a literary agent off the strength of her novel's first 100 pages, "Address: House of Corrections" was turned down for two years by several major publishing houses. So, Monice - utilizing her eclectic skills as a poet, journalist and an award-winning filmmaker for Showtime - decided to independently publish and implement an innovative, grass roots, social media and marketing campaign to prove them all wrong.
And it worked!
With her book selling steadily on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and on her website, www.monicemitchellsimms.com, Monice then convinced brick and mortar stores to sell "Address: House of Corrections" and produced a book tour on a budget to the cities of Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York.
Currently, heading up her online writers community, www.themonicemagazine.com, Monice is busy penning "Faith Leaves A Trail," her making of journey to successfully self-publish, the second novel of the trilogy, "The Mailman's Daughter," and recently published her first children's book, "Nana's Fridge."
A filmmaker, speaker and dramatic audio book producer, she also offers one-on-one coaching to authorpreneurs and runs Make Believers Writing Services, a boutique social media and marketing agency.
Monice is happily married and lives in South Pasadena, California.