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Author Monica Lee to discuss memoir

It’s a juicy, true life tale of the “firing and prosecution of a high school drum line instructor.” Read more >>

~ Waukee Patch, Nov. 9, 2012

New book offers insight on getting past infidelity

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. — In an era when political bad boys such as John Edwards and Arnold Schwarzenegger are in the news, Hampshire writer Monica Lee tells the true story of how she survived a marriage fraught with infidelity. Read more >>

~ The Courier-News, Oct. 11, 2012

Former Wadena woman pens memoir about ex-husband’s sex scandal

FARGO – Monica Lee decided to write her account of her ex-husband’s sex scandal for one reason and publish it for another. “I didn’t even really ‘decide’ to write it. I had to write it,” says the 45-year-old former Wadena, Minn., resident. Read more >>

~ The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Oct. 10, 2012

Monica Lee, author of ‘The Percussionist’s Wife,’ appears on The Conversation Hub podcast

Host Marc Vaillancourt interviews author Monica Lee in Episode 115. Click here to hear about how the book came to be (and the soundtrack to her writing!).

~The Conversation Hub, Sept. 6, 2012

Hampshire resident tells personal story behind public scandal

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2012) — The new book “The Percussionist’s Wife” gives a behind-the-scenes look inside a 2001 teacher sex scandal in Central Minnesota while exploring themes of fidelity, faith and justice.

Written by Hampshire resident Monica Lee, “The Percussionist’s Wife: A Memoir of Sex, Crime & Betrayal” tells the true story of the firing and prosecution of a high school drum line instructor and the collateral damage to their marriage.

Relying on the criminal record and years of personal journals and photo albums, Lee weaves her perspective as the wife of the accused with the details of the police investigation to create a candid and riveting story of the demise of her marriage after revelations of adultery and criminal sexual conduct.

Author Monica Lee is a writer, blogger and photo organizer now residing in Hampshire, Ill. She was a reporter for the Middletown (Ohio) Journal and a copy editor for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times before becoming a marketing executive for two direct sales companies, Creative Memories and Homemade Gourmet. This is her first book.

“The Percussionist’s Wife: A Memoir of Sex, Crime & Betrayal” came out in 2012.

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