Monica Mercer is a professional journalist with a master's degree from Northwestern University. She most recently worked as a full-time staff writer at the Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee, reporting daily on courts, crime and legal issues across the state.
Ms. Mercer also has worked at newspapers in Colorado, South Carolina and in India, where for nearly two years she wrote feature news stories for The Indian Express. She was based in both Delhi and Mumbai.
Ms. Mercer moved to Royal Oak in summer, 2010. She currently works full time as a marketing copywriter for a global Detroit-based corporation and as a freelance reporter and writer.