Living with Faith and MS.
You may have MS but it doesn’t have to have you.
Whether you’re newly diagnosed or looking for a hand up from Covid, you might find some hope here.
• Memoirs, Short Stories and other
• Hope from Stone on Audio
• Book Two hopes to be released in 2021
Mona never seriously considered writing until her health forced her into another world. She continues to chip away at it while managing Multiple Sclerosis.
In her previous life, Mona was at the helm of Mo's Art Design & Services for 15+ years. A gig where she worked with art and graphic design doing cards, prints, christmas windows, vinyl signs, web site design, two art shows (with Paperviews Art Group), and children’s art classes. She was a regular at the local markets and festivals selling her wares.
In addition, she worked part time in social services managing an office, running programs and carrying out initiatives for a community services organization and a neighbourhood house. She initiated and executed The Social Gourmet, a cooking program for special needs adults that still runs today. Before that she worked in the printing and publishing industry.
Mona always had a love for creative writing and had dabbled in it for more than twenty-five years. She attended dozens of classes, courses, workshops, and conferences with periodic published pieces over the years. She has been of member of various writing groups, completed two mentorship programs with published author Gail Anderson-Dargatz before writing her first novel, Hope from Stone, A Walk with MS in 2018.
More recently, she writes a blog about about her faith in dealing with the many challenges of MS and life itself. She illustrates them with her own art & photographs.
Mona was formally trained at Vancouver Vocational Institute, Capilino College, and Emily Carr
College of Art & Design establishing a career of creative ambitions and aesthetic design.
She resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Updated Jan 2021