G.M. Monks, Author of "Iola O," at Old Capitol Books
Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 2:00pm
G.M. Monks will be reading, signing, and discussing her debut novel, Iola O, at Old Capitol Books on Saturday, May 4 at 2pm.
Iola O is a story of resilience and self-discovery. Open-minded Iola Boggs, born in a xenophobic village, is proud that she was a non-combat pilot during World War II. Jim Lewis never served but he helped the war effort in other ways. They meet in post-war Philadelphia, marry, and raise a family. Their many differences lead them in different directions as they search for fulfillment.
G. M. Monks grew up in California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. Besides writing short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction, she loves to travel. Her work has been published in: The Hunger, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The RavensPerch, Embodied Effigies, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, GFT Press, Kansas City Voices, Picayune, Alehouse, Bathtub Gin, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up in the Big Wonderful Press Funny Poem contest and received an honorable mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Award competition. Her prose work was selected as a semifinalist in both the 2015 and 2014 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards and in the 2014 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize.