Talking about myself isn’t nearly as much fun as I thought it’d be, so I’ll try to keep it simple.  I’m in my thirties and I live in a lovely little suburb just south of Boston with my horror dork husband. We have two basset hounds:


And three cats:




We’re suckers for punishment. At least, I am. The husband just gives me what I want because listening to me piss and moan is no fun.

At night, when the lights are dim and the creepy crawlies scuttle around in the dark, I throw words at my computer.  Sometimes they’re even good words. My YA horror MARY: The Summoning was published  9/2/2014 by Disney Hyperion. The sequel, MARY: Unleashed hit 9/8/2015. My lit agent is Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.

I tend to blog about writing. And horror movies. And whatever other random thing is on my brain at the moment because I have the attention span of a goldfish. Questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me at hillaryjmonahan at gmail dot com. I don’t bite often, so it’s relatively safe!

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      1. Oh, thank goodness. I just finished the book and was going to be very upset if it was a standalone! 🙂

  1. Book Two has, oddly, become almost more of a mystery in that they are hard at work uncovering the monster’s origins. More letters and history of the town. All the while, you know, murder monster following them. Fun stuff!

  2. Hey! I just wanted to say how much I really enjoyed your Mary Summoning book! Like I’ve never had a thing for horror movies or stuff like that but I really enjoy reading horror stuff, haha. After I finished reading it, I gave it to my friend and she enjoyed just as much as I did!
    We both agreed that this would be a fantastic scary movie and we both want it to happen! This needs to happen haha.
    I’m excited to read the next one! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! There actually is some Hollywood interest at this point but to what extent, I don’t know. If I ever have something to announce in that regard, I will. 😀

  3. I have read your book five times in the past four months, and it never gets old. I am currently writing my own book that your book inspired.

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