Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council, a nonprofit that certifies women-owned businesses, is hosting its national conference and business fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 25-27. Organizers expect that the convention will draw representatives from more than 3,000 companies. One of its annual “WBE Star” award recipients, Monique Honaman, is releasing her book in conjunction with the national convention.
Monique Honaman had been married for seventeen years when her husband dropped the proverbial bomb with a simple phrase: “How do you think we’re doing?” Several months later, she became a self-proclaimed cliché—a forty-year-old divorcee with two kids who was still wondering what happened.
Part auto-biography/part self-help, Monique’s first book, “The High Road Has Less Traffic: honest advice on the path through love and divorce,” (2010) shared her personal journey through divorce. The second book in the series, “The High Road Has Less Traffic . . . and a better view” (2013), is all about providing perspectives. With current divorce rates remaining high, this philosophy could not come at a better time. It is estimated that 20% of first marriages end in separation or divorce within five years. 33% of marriages don’t make it to ten years. And by fifteen years, a full 43% of couples have called it quits.
Readers and experts are giving the High Road books rave reviews. Dr. Marcia H. Rogers calls it “an excellent resource for parents experiencing divorce,” and Dr. Bill Lampton, author of The Complete Communicator, hails it as a “must-read.” Dr. D. B. Shelnutt, Jr. states, “This is a phenomenal read that will help bring healing for those wounded from divorce. I could not put it down.” Jeannie Assimos, Director of Content, says, “Monique has an amazing ability to connect with others through her very personal and relatable writing style. Her insights are so valuable—she really is like a trusted friend. She has been a real asset to our eHarmony Advice community.” In the spirit of giving back, a portion of proceeds from book sales is being donated to organizations that help women and children transition through divorce.
Monique A. Honaman is an expert contributor at HopeAfterDivorce.org and FamilyShare.com. She has been featured in HR Executive, the New York Times, NY Post, Corp Magazine, and several regional business publications. She and is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post. Monique received her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School and was profiled by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the "40-Under-40-Up-and-Comers." She was named one of the "2007 Enterprising Women of the Year" by Enterprising Women and one of the "2011 Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Stars" by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Monique received the POW! Award (2012) by Womenetics.
Monique lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Justin, and her two children. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, traveling, boating, watching college football, reading books, and taking photographs. For more information, go to her website at http://www.HighRoadLessTraffic.com, hopeafterdivorce.org, follow her @highroadthebook, or contact her publicist, Amy Osmond, at 949.813.0182 or amy(at)sourcedmediabooks(dot)com.