Truthful Lies: A Novel by Monique Gooch

My second manuscript, Truthful Lies: The Untold Story of Jedidiah Jackson will hopefully be released in September. This book is very precious to me, and I have been working on it since 2014. I am finally ready to reveal it to the world.

When Dani Vanderholt is invited to attend Bishop Jackson’s 10-year Pastoral anniversary, she reluctantly agrees. Not only will she have to face the members who voted her out for getting pregnant at 1TRUTHFUL LIES COVER ART (2)6, she will have to face the man, who turned the entire congregation against her, but also fathered her son. Bishop Jedidiah Jackson.

In spite of having Dani shut out from “his” congregation, Bishop Jackson remembers the girl that he fell in love with. And what better way to kick off the celebration than by forgiving the sins of the past, and welcoming Dani back into the flock? With his secret “safe” all these years, Jackson cannot wait to see the fine, young woman Dani has blossomed into. But some secrets are never safe. Some skeletons are not content to remain in the closet. 

This is Truthful Lies: The Untold Story of Jedidiah Jackson.


I hope you’re just as excited about this as I am! It’s coming soon! September 1, 2017!

Be ready to get your copy!


Merry ‘Early’ Christmas!

Go get it! “A Dance in December” is available now! 🙂

I’m offering a special promotion!

If you buy, “A Dance in December” you can get my first book, “You Better Not Pout” for FREE!!!

“A Dance in December” is for young adults

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New Book Release

My new short story, “A Slow Dance for Christmas” will be released on December 23, 2016. It is a young adult short story, and follows 12-year-old Samira at her Winter Wonderland Dance. All this stylish, yet bashful tween wants this holiday season is one slow dance. Just one. And hopefully, with the boy of her dreams. Carter Ward. But he doesn’t even know she exists! Or does he? With the help of her beloved, and sometimes annoying best friend, Nakia, Samira may get more than just a dance for Christmas…

This book will be available via paperback and e-book.

I am always available for questions or comments.