Her stories have appeared in journals such as Catamaran Literary Reader, Arts & Letters, The Baffler, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal, and Flyway: Journal
of Writing & Environment (nominated by
the editors for The Best of the Net).
Originally from the Chicago area, Monica lived in Portland, Oregon before moving cross country to the Atlantic coast. Two years in Greensboro, North Carolina yielded an MFA from UNC-G and even more appreciation for regional differences. In 2010 her collection of stories was a finalist for the Bakeless Prize. The following year she was first runner up for the Miami University Press Novella Prize. (Those are just two of the awards she came close to winning.) The recipient of fellowships from the Somerville Arts Council, Ragdale, and the Vermont Studio Center, she currently lives just north of Boston.
Here's an interview with her that appeared in the Poetry and Small Press Scene last summer.
(There are five other people with the same name in North America. This Monica Hileman is not on social media.)