Monica Holloway - Monica Holloway

Monica Holloway

A critically acclaimed author, Monica Holloway brings her talent to several tables. Her memoir, Driving With Dead People, has been lauded by critics, and her compelling essays and contributions to various anthologies have been well received.

Holloway's bestselling memoir, Cowboy & Wills, is the story of her adored autistic son and the dog that nudges him out into the world. The book won the Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient honor for 2010.

Her work has appeared in anthologies including Mommy Wars, Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost, and in September of 2012, one of her essays will appear in Dancing At The Shame Prom. 

Monica is a national spokesperson for Autism Speaks, and also serves on the advisory board of the National Center for Family Literacy. Her work to raise awareness about these and other issues earned her the Women of Distinction Award from the Special Needs Network recognizing her contributions to the underserved communities in Los Angeles.

Monica Holloway lives with her family in Los Angeles, and is at work on her third memoir which will be published in spring 2013.


Books by Monica Holloway

Driving With Dead People

Through a series of life events, a young Monica Holloway grows into a fascination with the local mortuary and develops a fast friendship with the mortician's daughter. Although she never stoops to despair, her dysfunctional, eccentric family and the tales related along the way make the reader wonder why. This brilliant memoir is a tribute to the resilient and entertaining author.

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Cowboy & Wills: A Love Story

Through the use of beloved pets, and a dog in particular, Monica Holloway chronicles the journey of her autistic son from inside out. Without overdone sentimentality, but with wit and charm, Holloway shares her story, the pain and joy inherent in living with and loving a child with special challenges, and how a dog named Cowboy touched their lives.

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