A Bit More About Mona

Hi there and thanks for checking out my blog page.

  I’m une femme d’un certain age. A great expression for someone like me who doesn’t want to give her age. If we were face to face I’d tell you in a heartbeat, but there’s something about putting it ‘out there’ that makes me uncomfortable.
  I was born in Kingston, Ontario and lived in a small town near Kingston until I was about twelve. At that time my parents moved to British Columbia, where we went to Kitimat. My father worked for Alcan and Kitimat was a delightful place to grow up. We didn’t see the sun very much but learned to get on with things despite the weather. I recall several times when my father had to climb up on the carport to shovel snow – and he was still shovelling up!! It’s a snowy place in winter.
  After UBC, my first real job was in the travel business. I worked for a tour wholesaler, then went on to live and work in Hawaii for six years. Then back to northern BC where I worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines and ultimately another tour wholesaler back in Vancouver. When that job became boring I went to Victoria on Vancouver Island and worked at the Empress Hotel. I had the dubious distinction of being the first female Front Office Manager in Canadian Pacific Hotels’ history. It was hard work with long hours, but when you work in a big hotel there’s a sense of family and I loved every minute of it. Of course I did...I met my husband there.
  Jack and I lived on the island and in the Okanagan. In addition to watching our family grow up and become successes in their own right, we’ve shared a love of travel and observing nature.
  I write almost every day. Between books I take time to shop for the things I can’t do without and hunt down dust bunnies. Mostly, I’ve learned not to take myself too seriously and recently I’ve adopted the saying “It’s All Good” as words to live by. (There’s that darned preposition at the end of a sentence). Never mind, you know what I mean.
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  1. Thanks for sharing 'Loving From Afar'. It was a good read and I will be happy to give it stars!

    1. Hi Anon:
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I've been down with the flu, and just saw your kind words. Thanks so much.

  2. I am lying in bed with a severe case of shingles. I have just finished readings ''Loving from afar.''
    It was a good read. It if plain you love the
    Island as
    I do.. I live in
    Langford so visit the Grand Dame occasionally.

    Thanks again

    1. Hi patty-anne. Sorry it's taken me so long to notice your comment. I've actually been to Vancouver Island since you wrote it for a quick visit - birthday party. I do love the island and I've managed to write Long Beach into several of my books. What better spot for a romantic ending! Great to hear from you, and hope those shingles have cleared up.