About Monica Heisey
Monica Heisey is an author, screenwriter, essayist, and occasional comedian. She works mostly from bed and has accepted that this will impact her posture.
Monica Heisey was born in Toronto at the very end of the 1980s and has spent most of her adult life in London, after moving there in 2010 to pursue an MA in early modern literature. She is an author, screenwriter, essayist, and occasional comedian. She works mostly from bed and has accepted that this will impact her posture.
Monica began her writing career in media, contributing to publications like the Guardian, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Playboy, and many beloved, now-defunct independent websites. From 2015 to 2017 she was Editor-at-Large at Broadly, VICE magazine's women's website (RIP).
Her first book, I Can't Believe It's Not Better, a collection of essays, short stories, and—in an unlikely twist—poems, was published in 2015, and was a Globe & Mail, National Post, and CBC “Best Book of the Year.” This was also the year of her first television job, as a member of the writing room for the sketch comedy series Baroness von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC). She worked on all five seasons of Baroness, and, with the rest of the writing room, was awarded four Canadian Screen Awards for comedy writing.
Since then she has worked on television projects in the UK, US, and Canada, including Schitt's Creek (Netflix/CBC), Workin’ Moms (Netflix/CBC), Gary and His Demons (Amazon, VRV), The Cleaner (BBC), and Everything I Know About Love (BBC). In 2022 she created and filmed a romantic comedy series for Sky, which will air in early 2023.
Her debut novel, Really Good, Actually, is being published around the world in January 2023, and is currently in development for television. She is working on a second novel.