With a chameleon-like writing style, Ci'Monique composes striking poetic prose, children's literature, journalistic pieces, argumentative copy, and memorable fiction with characters you want to meet in real life. She is known among longtime friends and family as remembering the smallest details from decades ago, such as the outfit she wore to her 8th birthday party at Skate King in Bellevue, Washington (a matching blue polyester ensemble with red piping).
Ci'Monique's love for books and reading goes without saying. But her love for adventure is evident with her grueling hikes dodging coyotes, 100-mile cycle ride endurance events, kickboxing, weight training, and taking up modern, jazz, and ballet dance training in her 30s.
Ci'Monique studied under the renowned tutelage of Dr. Larry J. Lloyd, PhD, former faculty for Fuller Theological Seminary and Loyola Marymount University. The practical theology college program provided teaching in various Christian doctrines and foundational truths of the faith. Ci'Monique gained timeless, practical training which equipped her for adult and children's ministry, evangelism, apologetics and spiritual outreach.
Applying her passion for justice among mankind and inalienable rights protected by law, Ci'Monique pursued Criminal Justice to further her knowledge of our country's criminal judicial system and the unique nuances and challenges surrounding it. She was recognized by several lawyer/professors for performing work of the same caliber as high achieving law students.
In April 2003 Ci'Monique published the children's book, Have You Ever Tasted A Rainbow?, which she wrote and illustrated. Since May 2011 she has been a paid contributor to the online publication Examiner.com and has been sought after for both print and online magazine publications. In November 2012 Ci'Monique published the compelling novel, "Love Is As Strong As Death", the first in a trilogy series being met with stellar reviews by reading audiences.
With theological training from International Seminary and a teaching background in children's ministry and evangelism, Ci'Monique is the Los Angeles Christian Inspiration Examiner for Examiner.com, a regional online publication with a diverse international reading audience.
Ci'Monique maintains a regular online column with Examiner.com as the Los Angeles Christian Inspiration Examiner. Her seminary training and myriad experiences with people from all walks of life and backgrounds lend a warm, engaging voice to her readers. Her articles are thought-provoking, jarring, encouraging, and poignant, written with a unique, authentic voice.
The children's book Have You Ever Tasted A Rainbow? is still stirring laughter and tears among readers nearly ten years later. This one-of-a-kind book of original poetry and illustrations by Ci'Monique was published in 2003, and has garnered praise from the youngest fans to parents and grandparents in their 70s. The adorable collection of poems shows Ci'Monique's diverse writing style and uncanny ability to craft prose with a cadence and rhythm essential to language learning.