Monica Spence

Monica E. Spence, author of A Question of Justice and Love Is not Proud, can usually be found either researching and writing her next historical novel or working in her sewing room.

She is an Assistant Editor for the Compleat Anachronist, a publication for the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and she reviews novels for the Historical Novel Society.

She is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Society for Renaissance Studies, the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, and is a past president of the Romance Writers of Long Island (LIRW).

She designed swimwear for Seventh Avenue firms for 24 years, following a six-year stint as a theatrical costume designer. As a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, she recreates clothing of the Renaissance period for herself and her husband.

Monica is a professor in Fashion Design in New York City. She holds a MA in Writing Popular Fiction and an MA and BA in Theater. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing in England.

In her copious spare time Monica is married to her knight in shining armor and is "mom" to her West Highland White Terriers.


Published Works:

Love Is Not Proud

Marco de Medici, a Florentine nobleman, cuts through a moonlit alley and stumbles upon a woman being attacked. He springs to her defense and is stabbed for his efforts. Susanna d'Angelo, a widowed midwife, feels obligated to care for her mysterious defender. A budding friendship blossoms into love. Marco keeps his family name from her, wishing to be judged on his own merits while Susanna has her own secrets. Facing a strict society, the Medici's power, and Susanna's dark history, will their love survive? Published 2013, eTreasures Publishing.

A Question of Justice

A Question of Justice is a historical fiction set in Renaissance Florence has young Duke Cosimo I de Medici, in a battle of wills against self-serving artist Benvenuto Cellini. Published 2011, Amazon.

Where to Purchase:

Barnes & Noble

eTreasures Publishing