Ms. Andrea Eliza Munroe was born and raised in the early seventies in Brooklyn, NY. As a child on sunny days, she could be seen jumping rope or trying to prove her tom-boyish ways by playing football with her brother's friends and her uncle. Her weekends were spent accompanying her grandmother to church, along with her three siblings.
As a teenager, Ms. Munroe developed a love for the various genres of music surrounding her. She especially developed a love for
Rock -n-Roll. She was intrigued with not only the sound of the guitar, but the visual imagery and metaphoric usage in the lyrical content. Always very shy, Andrea chose to express herself on paper through poetry with her love for the complexities of the English language. Her sheet of paper was her canvas, and words were her paint.
A mother of three, and with years of experience in Corporate America, Ms. Munroe returned to school in 2003 and completed an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Kingsborough Community College, in 2004. Subsequently she completed her Bachelor's Degree at Brooklyn College, as an English Literature Teacher. Ms. Munroe currently works as a Child Protective Specialist for the Administration for Children's Services, supporting families through crisis.
Her recent efforts with the publication of her first book of poetry Within the Mask, was conceived through a casual conversation and subsequent nudging of her dear friend and former Martial Arts Sensei Master Garth Binns. Ms. Munroe's latest publication The Emergence takes the reader on a spiritual journey along with the author as she finds her way out of the darkness of depression and into the beauty of life! The Emergence Foundation was founded by Ms. Munroe in 2014. The Foundation which is fully funded by Ms. Munroe and supported by various sponsors, holds free events throughout the community. The events and workshops focus on teaching women of all ages how to Emerge into life by changing the way they think. The Foundation also educates the community about Depression and Suicide.
It is Ms. Munroe's wish that revealing the truth of her flawed, but evolving humanity will bring about a feeling of hope and/or change in the life of her readers and those she encounters regardless of their gender, race or age.