Monica Ellis was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents working
at the Chysler Plant. Her parents moved to Miami when she was in
the 7th grade where she was raised until she was 17. After her
parents uprooted her from Miami Central Senior High School in 1991, they
moved to Memphis, TN. where she went to Westwood High School for her 12th grade
year. At the age of 22, she had a son and, when he was 3 years old,
they moved to Atlanta, GA. She met and married a Caucasian man. She now has two children.
In 2009, she started the journey of
writing her memoir of how she lives with the disease Lupus and in March of
2011 she released her first book: Some People Kill Me,
Living MY Life w/Lupus. The Memoirs of a Lupus Survivor.
intends to write more books non-fiction and fantasy.
Monica Ellis and her husband Tony were featured on our Love
101: Interracial Love program
which aired on Feb 26, 2012.