PCL MS 233 Monica McCarty Papers
“PCL MS 233 Monica McCarty Papers.” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 5 May 2021, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/2850. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.
|Title||PCL MS 233 Monica McCarty Papers|
|Introduction||The Monica McCarty Papers consists of 7 cubic feet of manuscript materials and promotional items donated by the author in November 2018. There are no restrictions placed upon its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission from the author when duplicating any unpublished or published works included in the collection. The finding aid for the collection was created by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in June 2019. Questions about the collection may be directed to the BPCL reference email.|
|Biographical Sketch||Monica McCarty is the author of more than 20 historical and contemporary romance novels and novellas. Her first book, Highlander Untamed, a historical romance set in the Scottish highlands, was released in 2007.|
A native of California, McCarty obtained her undergraduate degree from thr University of Southern California, and then a Jurid Doctorate from Stanford University Law School. She worked as an attorney for several years before turning to writing full time.
McCarty is a two-time winner of Romantic Times' Reviwers Choice Award for her Scotland-based historicals, and her book The Recruit was a 2013 finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. In 2005, McCarty's manuscript for The Unthinkable (which was later published as part of the Highland Guard series) was a finalist in the Romance Writers of American Golden Hearts contest for unpublished writers.
|Scope and Content||The collection primarily consists of edited manuscripts and galley proofs for Monica McCarty's novels from 2007-2018. There are also selected cover proofs and mock-ups. The time spanned by the collection allows researchers to look at changes in the publishing industry during a tumultuous time. Researchers can see the move from handwritten comments on a typed manuscript to changes made in a word processing program. Researchers can also examine the changes in a long-running series when an author changes publishers. Changes in the cover art process can also be seen within the collection.|
|Transfers||Several of the books related to manuscripts in the collection were donated by Monica McCarty, and can be found in the catalog.|