Monday Morning Moms

Welcome to Monday Morning Moms! Here we talk about hot topics of the day each week, sounding off on our own (varying opinions). Feel free to chime in in the comments or share with friends. The only rule here is NO BASHING! We all have opinions we can voice without tearing other people down. We are all humans just trying to do our best.
Several fellow authors will be guests on the blog, stopping by to discuss the topic at hand with differing points of view. They span the globe from Australia to New York, each with a unique take on life. I’d like to introduce them to you.

Monique McDonell


I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women’s fiction including chick lit and romance. I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards I was busy working in public relations I didn’t write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!) When I began to write again I noticed a trend – writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since. I am the author of five stand alone novels including Mr. Right and Other Mongrels and Hearts Afire and the Upper Crust Series. Many of my novels focus on an Australian characters meeting and visiting US characters. I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for ten years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia. In 2015 had a piece on writing chicklit featured in the successful Australian non-fiction book Copyfight.

I live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter where I run a boutique PR consultancy. To learn more about my books, my writing, my caffeine obsession and my upcoming books please visit

Check out Monique’s books here.
Follow Monique on Facebook and Twitter.


Nikki LeClair


Nikki LeClair is a Chick-Lit and Cozy-Mystery author who lives in Canada with her loving husband and their two rambunctious daughters. When she isn’t ordering her children to behave or begging her Border Terrier to listen to her, she sits behind her lap-top plotting out the next adventure of her new characters. She’s a fan of a good glass of Pinot Noir, and can’t live without her favorite Tea blends. She enjoys hearing from readers and fans of her work.

Get her book here.
You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Hilary Grossman



By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball – she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.

Check out her books and her blog.
Follow Hilary on Facebook and Twitter

Jennifer Collin

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Jennifer Collin writes quirky, and sometimes gritty, love stories about ordinary people dealing with what life throws at them. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, two noisy children and a cantankerous cat. She used to party, but now her idea of a good time is an uninterrupted sleep. These days, her characters do her partying for her, and she doesn’t necessarily let them sleep.

Check out her website: and books.
Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.