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Monique O'Connor James

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 eighth 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. 

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A Note From Monique O'Connor James

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a look at my page.  I adore getting to know fellow writers and the readers that make the creation of the stories so worth it.  Please feel free to post your reviews on Amazon and other websites after you have read my books.  I'd love for you to add my facebook and twitter pages and keep in touch with me. 

Lots of prizes and contests going on at my blog, so check it out.  Also, I just love getting to know you and responding to your questions.  Let me know if there is any information I need to add to my page to make it more reader friendly :)

Charity Info:  Just to let you know a portion of the proceeds from The Keepers is going to Susan G Komen - race for the cure.  All of the proceeds for the Mulligan Man will go to the Japan Relief Fund for the first six months. When Jamais Vu comes out in September a portion of those proceeds will go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  I truly believe when we are blessed, we should reach out and bless others.



Enjoy your reads!



Videos by Monique O'Connor James
Current Releases
  Jolie Bourque is trying to finish her thesis on mass hysteria and get on with her life. Enter Follette, Louisiana. The small town has been plagued by ghost sightings and a rash of missing children. She is convi...
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Becoming Jolie
  New Orleans is teeming with warring witch clans. Their world goes unnoticed by the people of the city,unseen by the masses. Nixon was one of those people, oblivious to the battles brewing around him. That is, until his ei...
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Magia Rising
Dixie Chauvin’s new house in The French Quarter was once the first brothel built in New Orleans outside of the Red Light District.  She is tickled with her new  acquisition that is until, she discovers that some of the past residen...
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The Watchers
  Darby Lambert thinks she has it all figured out.  After all, she changed the horrible events of her life by tweaking her dreams.  What else could go wrong? The universe can never be altered without ramifications,...
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Deja Vu
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A gunshot echoes, thrusting Darby Lambert into a near death experience. Inside the confines of an ambulance, she meets “the man in white light”. He takes away the guilt, but makes her question everything. “You will see them,&rdqu...
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Jamais Vu
The Mulligan Man will be released on July 12, 2011!  This is a novelette and proceeds are going to the Japan Relief Fund for the first six months. When six kids are at a party, partaking in a little too much fun, one of them is killed. Th...
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The Mulligan Man
Jess denies God.In his infinite wisdom, he’s taken everyone she’s ever loved. Moving to the French Quarter was a ploy to erase the guilt she felt for rebuking her faith.Perhaps, if she hadn’t met Justin, an angel preoccupied with...
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The Keepers

A Peek Into the Life of Monique O'Connor James

Cover for The Keepers - A Paranormal Novel - Adult/YA crossover

Cover for The Keepers - A Paranormal Novel - Adult/YA crossover
Cover for The Mulligan Man - A Paranormal YA Novelette

Cover for The Mulligan Man - A Paranormal YA Novelette
My Beautiful son.

My Beautiful son.
pic I made of my daughter and her best friend.

pic I made of my daughter and her best friend.

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