Monique Snyman

Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of Dark Country, a horror novel set in South Africa, Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, The Night Weaver, and The Bone Carver which are the first two installments in a dark fantasy series for young adults.

Books and Awards

The Night Weaver (The Night Weaver, Book 1) (10/2019)

  • 2018 Bram Stoker Awards®, Nominee for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
  • 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Silver Medal Winner in Horror
  • 2019 CIBAs, Semi-finalist for the OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction
  • 2019 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award, Finalist for Young Adult Fiction

The Bone Carver (The Night Weaver, Book 2) (10/2020)

Dark Country (Dark Country, Book 1) (10/2021)

  • 2021 Screencraft Cinematic Book Awards, Quarterfinalist