Thank you for wanting to get to know about me.
My name is Athalia Monae and I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I currently live a few hours outside of Chicago. I’m a mom to two of the most amazing humans and have taken my responsibility of being their mom, very seriously. Reading and journaling have been a favorite part of my past time ever since I was a preteen. Back then, I never had any intent on writing professionally. It was just fun for me.
Writing my first self-published book, “Why the Secrets?”, and developing each relatable character, was a joy for me. I hope you enjoy traveling down this family’s journey of redemption, the importance of open, honest communication in all of your relationships, and why we should collect all the facts before judging a person, or situation. Hopefully, this story helps you in your personal and professional growth, and in strengthening those relationships that are most important to you.
I’m an advocate, and public speaker for Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to malnourished children in over 70 countries, working on my next book while bringing more visibility to my startup business, Pouches By Alahta.
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Queen Jones is the seven-year-old daughter of a successful African American married couple. She and her parents had a close and loving relationship.
That all changed one day when Queen woke up expecting to see her father, Charles, as she had always, but this time he wasn’t there.
She immediately started asking her mom, Linda, questions about her father’s whereabouts and continued to do so as she got older, but her mom always avoided answering. Fast forward to over a decade later. Queen is now a college student and her mom has remarried. Queen still hasn’t received an explanation for her father’s disappearance.
As a result of a horrible accident, the shocking truth comes out about everything. Even the reason as to why she and her mom no longer had a relationship with some of their extended family and why they had never met Queen’s mom new husband, Mark. Queen is so stunned regarding the reason for her father no longer being a part of her life that she starts to search for him; she has to hear his side of the story. She eventually finds her father.
The intriguing insight as to how one family secret caused a domino effect of confusion, division and resentment.
Will Queen ever find her father?