GM 2018-07-29G. M. Monks grew up in California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. Besides writing short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction, she loves to travel. National parks are her favorite places in the Unites States. In 2014, she took her third trip to Europe. For five weeks, she and her husband visited Sweden to Croatia and most everything in between. Yosemite and Yellowstone are her favorite national parks. She is over half fluent in French.

Her work has been published in: The Hunger, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The RavensPerch, Embodied Effigies, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, GFT Press (twice), Kansas City Voices, Picayune, Alehouse, Bathtub Gin, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up (with publication) in the Big Wonderful Press Funny Poem contest and received an honorable mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Award competition.  Her prose work was selected as a semifinalist in both the 2015 and 2014 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and in the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.  One of her poems was reviewed in the New Hope International Review. She also co-authored two published research papers. Her debut novel has been accepted for publication by Bedazzled Ink. It will be released in April 2019.

Current projects include completing a collection of short stories.

Upcoming events: A book reading on May 15, 2019 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA