Monica McKayhan writes adult and young adult fiction. She currently has 11 titles in print. Four are adult novels, and six are a part of a 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). Various books from the Indigo Summer series appeared on the American Library Association (ALA)'s list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Monica's young adult title, Ambitious most recently appeared on the American Library Association's 2013 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults.
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. She lives in the Dallas area with her family.