Justine was born abroad in Germany to military parents. She grew up mostly in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA (hence why she refers to submarine sandwiches as hoagies), and has familial ties to the southern part of the country. She says y'all regularly, and enjoys eating at Bojangles' whenever she's near one.
At the age of ten, Justine had her first poem, I Am Nature, published in the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans: 1995 Edition. It was at this time, from the encouragement of her fourth grade teacher, that Justine began her uncertain and sticky journey into her world of writing.
Justine has a BFA in Digital Design, and an MFA in Creative Writing.
Justine published her first book, Wet Spots & Tear Drops: Poems in late 2011. She also managed to produce Let It Break, a book of four short stories, in early 2012. She writes books under her pen name, Justine Monikue.
Justine currently resides in Delaware, USA.