Monica Chenault-Kilgore

MONICA CHENAULT-KILGORE writes about the rhythms of African American life, love, jazz, blues, resistance, and resilience during the turbulent 1930’s through early ‘40’s. Her debut novel LONG GONE, COME HOME (Graydon House/HarperCollins) is a historical women’s fiction novel that follows characters living though life punctuated by the shifting racial climate during this historic period.

Monica Chenault-Kilgore was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently lives in Edison, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Journalism. Her published works include Liberty and Justice for All…Profiles of Middlesex County African American Veterans of WWII and the Korean War, which is available in the public library. She formerly worked as a contributing reporter for the Home News Tribune and the Courier Newsnewspapers.

When not writing, she enjoys relaxing with her wonderful husband, son, and a very spoiled cat, with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, or something a little stronger, while listening to all sorts of jazz and, of course, show tunes.