As a hobby, Mona Houle has been writing for twenty-five-plus years and attended many classes, courses, workshops, and conferences over that time. She's had periodic published pieces.
She never seriously considered writing until her health forced her to give up life as she’d known it in 2012. Since then, she completed two mentorship programs with a published author Gail Anderson-Dargatz before writing a novel. Mona has steadily belonged to a writer’s group since 2012 and is currently a member of the Victoria Writers Society. She likes writing about human nature, faith, and God and their interplay with body-mind-spirit, unchanging down through the ages.
MS Society of Canada (Shared Vision) – New Best Friends (2021)
Diocesan Messenger - Hurt People Hurt People (Easter 2019)
Self published - Hope from Stone (2018)
Convivium Magazine – The Art of Giving (Dec 2018)
Sketches from Memory - Ode to My Aunts (2013)
From the Cerulean Sea - The Velveteen Rabbit Goes to Mexico (2013)
Mona was at the helm of Mo's Art Design & Services for twelve years (1995-2007), an umbrella for several art endeavors: a vendors booth at festivals & markets selling cards, prints, paintings; painted Christmas windows; taught children’s art classes, and creatively led a drop-in program for special needs adults for seven years.
Mona was formally trained at Vancouver Vocational Institute, Capilino College, and Emily Carr College of Art & Design, establishing a career of creative ambitions, aesthetic design and altruistic ventures. All blog posts are her own art and photos.
Mona resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.