NEW! Hope and help for millions of Dementia Caregivers — Mary Monroe’s NEW 2019 true story!
Mary A. Monroe has been a published author since 2005, with her celebrated series of books for teens, including Miracle at Monty Middle School (Spanish version Milagro en la Escuela Monty), Krazy White Girl, Tagger, and Tagger Theater/Screenplay version. She also wrote her mother’s biography/narrative, Henrietta, The Story of My Life. When her husband was just beginning to realize his disease, he told her, “You’re going to write a book about me,” and she did. After wondering how she ever would survive supporting her husband through his devastating diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s, she now shares her personal story and lessons-learned for other caregivers in need of hope and encouragement. A devoted mother, grandmother and Language Arts teacher for 22 years, Monroe lives in Lake Worth, Florida. She has her Masters in reading, is Palm Beach County’s Teacher of the Year for 2012, and is an event speaker.
“Teens love this book,” … “I was pleasantly surprised to see the book fly through the classroom,” — these are just a few of the many comments teachers have said about Mary A. Monroe’s trilogy of novels for middle and high school students. Her titles include Miracle at Monty Middle School (also available in Spanish as Milagro en la Escuela Monty),
Krazy White Girl and her much-awaited new title, Tagger.
Tagger is inspired by the true story of Job Narvaez, one of Monroe’s former students whose story just had to be told; he had been hopelessly addicted to graffiti art at age 14, staying out on the streets until early morning. Graffiti was his life, until it jeopardized everything he wanted, including his high school diploma.
As a Palm Beach County school teacher for over 13 years, Mary Monroe writes about topics that happen in real life to her students – family problems, addictions, abuse – as well as things that are important to young adults – setting and reaching dreams and goals, making friends, having that first crush – and just keeping it real.
Ms. Monroe also appeals to teachers by having complete unit questions, activities and reading counts quizzes available free on her website.
She is a former freelance writer and advertising copywriter, who currently teaches ninth grade reading at a public high school in South Florida, where she resides with her husband and three children. She is a National Board Certified teacher and has a Masters in Education, Reading.
Her goal is to entertain and inspire her readers to get hooked on reading!