ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY, MFA
Monica Holloway is the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," christened by Glamour as "a classic," and deemed “irresistible” by the Washington Post. Holloway’s essay "Red Boots and Cole Haans" from the anthology Mommy Wars was described by Newsday as "brilliant, grimly hilarious."
Monica’s bestselling memoir Cowboy & Wills is the story of her lovable and brilliant autistic son, Wills, and the remarkable dog that coaxes him into the world. People magazine commented, "Readers would do well to listen to this sweet and heartbreaking tale of boy-dog love. There are so many of us, with or without autism, who have our animals to thank for helping us connect." The Washington Post called Cowboy & Wills "charming" and the author "forthright and winning." Cowboy & Wills is the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient for 2010.
Most recently, Monica contributed the essay “Party Girl” to the collection Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost. Holloway is presently finishing her third book, THERE GOES PERFECT, Marriage, Mayhem and the Split that Damn Near Killed Me! due out in 2016.
Monica has served as a spokesperson for the largest autism nonprofit in the nation, Autism Speaks, and Monica and her husband, writer Michael Price, serve on the advisory board of the National Center for Family Literacy. She works to raise awareness and participation for these two issues of autism and family literacy, about which she deeply cares as a mother and an author. In 2011, Holloway received the Women of Distinction Award from the Special Needs Network in recognition for her work and contributions to the underserved special needs communities in Los Angeles.
Monica lives in Los Angeles with her family and two golden retrievers, a hamster, four hermit crabs, three frogs, two rabbits and six neon tetras.