Monique James-Duncan is a wife, mother, author, and an adventurer. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. Mommy Time is her first book, published in 2023, and has received a School Library Journal starred review. She has a BA in business management from Golden Gate University. Scouring through library shelves, she realized an urgent need for her two rambunctious children always to know they are seen. Thus she is passionate about writing literature with representation and mirrors.
Monique was born in Britain. When she was two, her family moved to the Commonwealth of Dominica, a tiny Caribbean Island where they speak English and French Creole. She began traveling and vacationing with her parents and two siblings early on and enjoyed spending precious time on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Barbados. She has also lived in Toronto, New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco and found something to love dearly in every city.
Her love of adventure took her on a wild journey backpacking across Asia, from Thailand to India, as well as trekking through South America and exploring Europe. So while she makes the cosmopolitan mecca of New York her home, she spends most summers in Barbados and Dominica with her children.