Pillars of Society
Lover of life. Also of booze & women. Writer by trade. Adventurer by inclination.
The pride of Oak Park, IL, Monty Harkness wasted little time figuring out what he wanted to do with his life. He began writing stories at the age of six and was still writing them when he followed a girl to Paris instead of attending college.
His time in the City of Lights brought him into contact with a vibrant society of expatriate writers who recognized his talents and welcomed him into their ranks.
He spent his days and nights drinking, chasing women, and writing.
His first book, NO PUSSY BLUES— a collection of short stories— was published to critical acclaim.
The legend was born.
When World War I broke out he volunteered for service in the French Ambulance Corps. After being wounded by German artillery he convalesced in Italy and eventually returned to the war as a correspondent.
He returned to the United States after the war and installed himself in New York City, and when he wasn’t drinking or working his way through an impressive collection of Greenwich Village women he wrote and published his first novel, WAR IS HELL— a fictionalized account of his war experiences.