Tell us a bit about yourself :
I am university administer at the University of Cincinnati. I’ve been married for 32 years, have two children, and one precious grandchild. I’ve co-written several textbooks but recently started writing fiction and love it. I am a huge animal lover and have a Maltipoo and an Amazon parrot. In my free time I crochet, read, and binge watch all kinds of shows on Netflix.
How do you find time to write?
I write mainly on the weekends, and I do some editing and social media in the evenings. I also write any day I have vacation or am off from work.
What’s your publishing tips?
The best advice I can give is write a great book. Polish your novel and have it read by several beta readers, then query. Do your homework about publishing companies and don’t jump at the first offer to publish without first doing a thorough check on the company. Never, ever give up.
Any promotional and marketing tips?
Marketing and promotion is not something many authors like. Most of us just want to write. Unfortunately, just writing without promotion and marketing means no one will read your book. Social media must be your friend, and you will have to promote your brand far and wide and continuously.
Tell us about your recent book.
Six Months is a mainstream, contemporary romance novel written from the point of view of the heroine and the hero. The story centers around the loss of a child, and the devastating effect it has on a family. Mikala, the mother, is devastated and for a while she is not sure she wants to survive. The human spirit is resilient, and the story is told in Six Month increments as she learns to forgive the person responsible for her child’s death, rebuilds her life, and falls in love with an old friend. The story is a tear jerker with a deep emotional tug, but it does have a happy ending and leaves the reader hopeful and rooting for Mikala and Jake.
Mona Sedrak lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and works as a university administrator and professor. Although she has co-published two academic books, she is now writing mainstream fiction and women's fiction. She is an avid reader and is probably Audible's best customer.
Writing and reading fiction is her escape from reality.
Mona lives with her husband of 31 years, a geriatric maltipoo, and an Amazon Parrot named Pretzel. She binge watches too many shows to count and she loves fine brandy.
Facebook Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MonasReaderGroup/
Goodreads: Six Months https://goo.gl/6RybA1
The Wild Rose Press: https://goo.gl/1emrMC
For twenty years, Mikala Jacobson had it all: loyal friends, a precious little girl, and a man who adores her. Then double tragedy strikes and her perfect world shatters.
Good friends, Rena and Jake are instantly by her side, protecting her from her husband David’s sordid secret life and his final drunken confession.
With their help, Mikala finds strength to rebuild and redefine her life. As her spirit and heart heal, she not only finds closure, but the beauty of a new love built upon an old friendship.
Groot the puppy, my faithful companion, sits by my side while I write my stories.