I always wanted to write. In the culture of achievement in which I was raised, writing novels constituted a nice hobby, but not a sustainable job and certainly not a career for an A student. Being a professor, a writer and a poet, my father published twenty literature and critique books and scrambled to survive until he finally became known.
Determined to spare me his difficult times, he gave me three choices for the three positions he held in high regard: be a doctor, a pharmacist or an engineer. I couldn’t stand the sight of blood, and math was not my forte. Joining the School of Pharmacy became the logical decision to make my parents proud of their daughter.
For thirty years I stood at benches testing samples, then sat at a desk writing contracts and traveled to foreign countries to refurbish laboratories. And finally I decided that enough was enough. Down with chemistry. I quit my job, abandoned my career and let the stories pour out. But it wasn’t as smple as that.
I had to learn how to write, punctuate, understand the shape of a story, and accept rejection. Workshops, mentors, critique partners, contests taught me to hone the difficult art of writing and find my voice.
The life of a writer is a lonely day-to-day battle waged against oneself, but we are lucky to build cyberspace friends on the many writers’ loops, and bond with others who understand our struggles, frustrations and joys.
Writing is my shelter. Hiding in my own world, I create people I love. With imagination and patience, I force them to overcome their inner conflicts, fight obstacles and make love triumph.
After two romantic suspense novels and three medical romance books published, and an Egyptian mythology paranormal story to be soon released, I can’t stop writing. My next book is set in France and has been submitted, and I’m finishing a foreign romance set in Greece.
Rx IN RUSSIAN
An American Pediatrician / A Russian Surgeon
A woman who lost a son and her illusions about marriage and family.
A man with four adorable sons who badly need a mother
Can attraction and love overcome guilt, duty, and a clash of cultures?
“Mona Risk writes heroes with heart, heroines with spunk in stories and settings that are simply unforgettable!" -- Roxanne St. Claire, Killer Curves, National Bestseller.