Monday, February 7, 2011

Bio - Marissa Monteilh

Marissa Monteilh (Mon -Tay), a former model, television news reporter, and commercial actress, originally self-published her first book, May December Souls, in November 2000, and within three months, signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins for the re-release of May December Souls, and a second novel, The Chocolate Ship.
Marissa signed another deal with HarperCollins for her third title, Hot Boyz, and the next year signed a two-book deal with Kensington/Dafina Books. The first Dafina title, Make Me Hot, was a nominee for a 2006 African American Literary Award. The trade version of the second title, Dr. Feelgood, was released in trade format in 2007, and the mass-market version dropped in the spring of 2011.
Life Changing Books published Something He Can Feel in 2008. The self-published e-book version was released on March 1, 2011. An inspirational e-book novella called The Six-Letter Word debuts on May 1, 2011, and the long-awaited sequel in the Hot Boyz trilogy, called Hot Girlz, hits the shelves on September 24, 2011. Marissa also writes under her pen name, Pynk,
Originally from Los Angeles, Marissa now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

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