Monika M. Basile, author of Quietly Crazy, and now The Queen of Broken Things, has been a writer for Yahoo Shine in the US and Canada for more than five years, is a regular contributor to Ragged Edge Online, Static Movement Online, and the Caregiver Space. She has several short stories in print and online and continues to write Confessions of a Bleeding Heart. Monika is the mother of four children and a cat named Sam. She has a background in health and human services. In addition to an affinity for stars in the sky, she loves anything "Elvis." Monika hails from the Midwest.