Sally Forth (historical novel) Fort Washington, MD
Sally Forth, a historical fiction novel, follows two enslaved brothers who choose two very different paths to earn their freedom during the Revolutionary War. It highlights the trials and triumphs of black Americans during the colonial period.
Monique Hayes received her MFA from the University of Maryland College Park. A Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of a 2022 Maryland Arts Council Independent Artist Award, she was shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Award, the Eyelands International Prize, the Microfiction Web Prize, and the Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Prize. Monique won the Missouri Literary Festival Civil War Fiction Prize. She’s a fellow of VONA, Hurston/Wright, and Callaloo, and a Wildacres Retreat Resident. She’s received scholarships for her screenwriting and fiction from the Hudson Valley Writers Center, the Rocaberti Writers Retreat, Grubstreet, and One Story