The Marriage Act in Counterpoint/Soft Skull Winter ’14 Catalog


Columbus Dispatch Q&A

Back when I was in residence in the fall at the Thurber House, the Columbus Dispatch interviewed me about The Marriage Act and other things. Here is the link to the Q&A!

Ending the year with good news

I’m so excited to announce my second book! From Publishers Marketplace:
December 14, 2012
Liza Monroy’s THE MARRIAGE ACT, about the author’s years spent wed to her Middle Eastern gay best friend in order to keep him in the United States, while her mother worked for the US Government preventing immigration fraud, to Delia Casa at Skyhorse, for publication in fall 2013, by Jennifer Lyons at the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency (World except German and Korean).

Cool news.

It’s a good day for optioning things! Here’s my latest news via Publishers Marketplace
November 1, 2012
Film rights
Liza Monroy’s THE PROFILER, a fictional, romantic comedy spin off of a novel-in-progress along a similar storyline as Monroy’s NYT Modern Love column “When Mom Is on the Scent, and Right,” about her mother, a professional profiler, who tries to find the perfect man for Liza via profiling techniques only to have it turned around on her, to Douglas Banker and Alex Garinger of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment, by Michael Cendejas of the Lynn Pleshette Agency in association with Jennifer Lyons of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency.
November 1, 2012
Television rights
Liza Monroy’s MEXICAN HIGH, pitched in the vein of Gossip Girl set in an elite upper class international school in Mexico City, starring a teenage American protagonist who gains entree into this exciting, glamorous, and often dangerous world when her US diplomat mother is transferred to the Embassy there, to Charlie Matthau at Matthau Media, by Michael Cendejas at The Lynn Pleshette Agency working with Jennifer Lyons at The Jennifer Lyons Agency.

The Faster Times review of David Goodwillie’s American Subversive

I’ve been a fan of David Goodwillie’s writing since his first book, the memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, which is set in 1990s New York. The memoir covers the author’s years as a minor-league baseball player, private eye, and Sotheby’s auction house expert, all part of his journey to become a writer. When he finally gets a break, he ends up being chased by the Mafia for publishing an article about them. It also offers a broader look into NYC in a bygone gilded age. So when I heard DG was coming out with a novel I was excited. It’s published in April and it covers some very different (as well as similar) terrain as the memoir, and it’s incredibly imaginative. I reviewed American Subversive for The Faster Times.

It’s here!

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One Big Happy Family

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The MTV Mexico Guide is Here!


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New York Times – Modern Love column

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