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Born and raised in Brooklyn, Simi Monheit calls Northern California home. Simi is a graduate of Stanford’s Novel Writing Certificate program, has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in English. She started writing after a career in technology. THE GOLDIE STANDARD is her debut novel. Her work focuses on Jewish themes and has appeared in  JewishFiction.net, The Forward, Moment, Lilith Magazine, among others.   Simi was Pushcart Prize nominee (2020), placed in the 2O20 Writer’s Digest literary fiction short story contest, and even won the 2022 Pacifica Literary Review bodice ripper contest. Most recently THE GOLDIE STANDARD was a Best New Fiction Finalist in the 2024 Pacific Book Awards. When she's not writing she's hiking. Or talking with friends. Or trying to figure out what her adult daughter (of whom she's inordinately proud), is up to. 

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