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Tara Mondou

Tara Mondou’s life-long interest in reading books and telling stories has developed into a passion for writing and editing. As a first time author, she recently published the heart-wrenching, true story of her mother’s childhood, in her book Little Girl in the Mirror. Visit Tara @ www.taramondou.com

Author, Tara Mondou

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Little Girl in the Mirror
“Little Cathy Barron loved living with her Grandmother on Cape Breton Island. Every summer her Mother would step off the train from Ontario in her fancy outfit and her red lipstick and visit with her daughter for two weeks. In the summer of 1955, her Mother demanded to take Cathy back to Ontario to live with her for good. Cathy reluctantly said good bye to the only life she ever knew. She was promised a new and exciting life full of love and happiness, but what Cathy got was the exact opposite. The only way to survive in her new empty world was to draw strength from her only friend, the little girl in the mirror…” I wrote this story of my mom’s heart-breaking childhood after she passed away. The only way I knew that I could help heal her spirit, was by taking the little girl’s hand, telling her story, and hopefully setting her free.

When was your lightbulb moment?

I think my lightbulb moment is somewhat unique…I was getting a reading from a Medium, and she told me that my mom was with me, and that she wanted me to write her story. The message was so powerful, that I called the women from the three organizations I was heavily involved with at the time, and I told them that I had to resign because I wanted to write a book. My Medium said that if it was meant to be, all three answers would be positive and the way would be made clear for me to proceed. Within minutes, and with the encouragement of those three women, I had decided to take on my passion; writing my mother’s story.

What are your three words of advice?

My Mom used to always say these words to my brother and I when we needed a pep talk.

Three words of advice...

Faith…Courage…Enthusiasm

Tara Mondou’s life-long interest in reading books and telling stories has developed into a passion for writing and editing. As a first time author, she recently published the heart-wrenching, true story of her mother’s childhood, in her book Little Girl in the Mirror. Visit Tara @ www.taramondou.com

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