Meet LaMonique


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LaMonique Hamilton Barnes is the Development and Program Manager at Lillian’s List, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing progressive women to public office. She is the former features/entertainment writer for the Rocky Mount Telegram and a freelance content producer based in Eastern North Carolina. She has written for several publications, including Hope Today Magazine, WEEN Online, Write2Be, Carolina Charm, The Wilson Times and Wilson Woman Magazine. She also is the Founder/Editor of PIEhole Magazine.

LaMonique also is the co-writer of The Girlprint by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones. Her blog, Sweetie Pie, is a personal account of her trials and triumphs as a woman, mother, artist, and entrepreneur through the filter of her Christian faith. It is designed to motivate and is written with an unapologetic, aggressively real voice.

For more information regarding rates or for booking inquiries, please contact her via email at All inquiries will be answered within 48 hours.

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