Ci'Monique has a diverse professional background that has contributed greatly to her creative work. A captivating composer of literary imagery, Ci'Monique wrote and illustrated the children's book Have You Ever Tasted A Rainbow?, published in April 2003. The unique collection of poems and short stories caught the attention of Carden of the Foothills School principal Diane Kieffaber in Monrovia, California and was used as a teaching tool for one of the classes. Ci'Monique had the honor of being present for the recitation of her poem "Butterfly On My Nose" by the excited group of young children. Along with other short stories and poetic anthologies, Ci'Monique maintains a regular online column with Examiner.com. She recently published her debut novel, Love Is As Strong As Death in November 2012, and the sequel, Desperate Hope Arise, in September 2013. These first two books in a trilogy have readers devouring the riveting story that comes to vivid life with unpredictable (and sometimes unorthodox) plot twists.
Ci'Monique's travels as a flight attendant for nearly ten years further expanded her creative sensibility and deepened her passion to discover the unique story within every person. As a lover of words and the tremendous impact they bring, Ci'Monique holds flawlessly written and edited copy with the highest esteem. A true visionary, she is able to transform any raw idea into a literary masterpiece readers are unable to forget.
With an educational background in theology and criminal justice, Ci'Monique combines her scholastic knowledge with life experiences to allow her work to reach the masses and cross cultural boundaries. She enjoys being the "quiet crafter behind the curtain" to bring great ideas to life and let her creative work stand on its own.