G. M. Monks grew up in California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. Besides writing short stories, poems, a novel, and creative nonfiction, she loves to travel. In 2014, she took her third trip to Europe. For five weeks, she and her husband visited Sweden to Croatia and most everything in between. She is over half fluent in French.
Her work has appeared in: Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The RavensPerch, Embodied Effigies, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, GFT Press, Kansas City Voices, Picayune, Alehouse, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up (with publication) in the Big Wonderful Press Funny Poem contest and received an honorable mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Award competition. If you want to read more about her, please visit gmmonks.blog