Monika Rose, from the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County, edits Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra, and she is founding editor of Manzanita Writers Press, an affiliate of the Calaveras County Arts Council based in San Andreas. Manzanita Writers Press is a nonprofit literary press www.manzapress.com
Her new book, a full 212-pagecollection of 85 poems, River by the Glass, by GlenHill Publications, is available for purchase and is available at Amazon as well as through Small Press Distribution at spdbooks.com. In addition, the book is available for download on the Kindle as an e-book for $2.99.
Monika has been published in Tule Review, Rattlesnake Review, Poetry Now, Mindprint Review, Squaw Valley Review, The Journal, Refrigerate After Opening, Mokehillion Review, online at Medussa’s Kitchen, online at Poets Corner Press, Rattlesnake Review’s Interview Series by B.L. Kennedy, and other publications. Her poem, “Deer in the Road” appeared on the online publication, yourdailypoem.com, October 3. Search the archives for it and read other fine work posted up there. Her poetry appears in Shadows of Light, an anthology of poetry and photography of the Sierra, in the Mokehillian Review, and in a new Yosemite poetry anthology by Scrub Jay Press, Yosemite Poets. She is working on a DVD production of her poetry set to her own piano compositions and music, photography and film clips, projected for a 2014 release. She is currently writing a humorous thriller, a novel about surveillance and voyeurism, and a book based on her parents’ WWII war stories in Europe. Her bread-and-butter vocation is English teacher full time and freelance manuscript editor for fellow writers.
Contact her via email: email@example.com or at manzapress.com