Who quits a good job with a Fortune 500 company to follow a dream? Monica R. Sholar does. A Detroit author with a new series that is taking off like wildfire, Sholar recently made the transition to full time writer. While the decision wasn't an easy one, the author already knows it was the right one. Sholar eloquently describes the move: after so many years in a great company, in a great job, she'd begun to feel like she was living every day under water, holding her breath. At the end of each long work day when she sat down to write, the sun came out, her lungs expanded with air, and she basked in her element -- until the next morning. After much soul searching and seeing signs everywhere she turned, Sholar made the leap. Now she breathes easy knowing she can devote ample time to the thing she was meant to do.
A Detroit native, Sholar was raised in a musical family and grew up singing in the choir and taking dance lessons. Though modern dance was her storytelling platform, the Detroit School of Arts graduate discovered she had a passion and talent for writing. Sholar spent time studying many great American authors and honing her own skill, with a resulting first novel, No Pie In The Sky, in 2009. Loves Me, Loves Me Not was published soon after. Monica R. Sholar's breakout novel, The 24th Letter, followed by 2015's Esoteric Truth, holds a 5-star review rating on Amazon and Goodreads in her Michigan-based Suspense-Thriller series aptly named Belle Isle Heights.
In today's saturated market, creating gripping fiction isn't always enough, and Sholar knows that. Monica R. Sholar combines literary talent with accessibility and visibility, participating often in events to widen her reach. From appearances at the upcoming Ann Arbor Book Fest and All Things Detroit to showcasing her work at Sunday's Eastern Market, Sholar is a delight to meet and speak with. And if there's any question as to what's so special about her books, a recent interview with author S.J. Lomas is especially enlightening. As Sholar puts it:
"As a reader of suspense-thrillers myself, I like to be transported to a world that allows me the thrill of danger -- from the safety of my own sofa! I want to give my readers a walk on the wild side and have their pulses pound with anticipation." The Belle Isle Heights series certainly does that and more!
Find Monica R. Sholar:
Amazon page: http://tinyurl.com/AmazonSholar
Review of The 24th Letter: http://www.angelaamman.com/2014/10/24th-letter-review.html
Author Interview: http://tinyurl.com/InterviewSJLomas