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Meet Mona
Mona Hodgson writes her novels, children’s books, and nonfiction from her home in Arizona or in a coffee shop, in a mountain cabin or a creek-side guesthouse, in a window seat on a 737—yes, Mona will write anywhere she can. Why? Because she has experienced the power of the written and spoken word and cherishes the connection her words can create with readers.
Mona draws from 60 years’ experience as a Jesus-follower, 50 years as a wife, and 35 years of experience writing for publication in her pursuit to write and speak life and grace and hope into the hearts of her audience.
Mona draws from 60 years’ experience as a Jesus-follower, 50 years as a wife, and 35 years of experience writing for publication in her pursuit to write and speak life and grace and hope into the hearts of her audience.

The Fam

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Press
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Mona is represented by Janet Kobobel Grant, Books and Such Literary Management
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Biography
Mona Hodgson began her novel writing career with a First Place Genesis Award in Historical Fiction. Since 2008, Mona has seen five novels, six novellas, and a three-story series of novellas in The Quilted Heart published by WaterBrook Multnomah (Penguin Random House), Guideposts Books, or Barbour Publishing. Her thirty-one children’s books include picture books, early readers, and middle grade nonfiction. Mona’s writing chops set down roots in more than 600 published magazine and newspaper column articles.

Serving women, writers, educators, librarians, and students sits at the heart of Mona’s writing and speaking. Mona served as the Interim Director of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference in California from 2014 to 2017 and as the Founding Director of the Glorieta Christian Writers’ Conference in New Mexico from 1997-2001. As a conference speaker, course instructor, and workshop leader, Mona continues to educate and encourage writers. And an Author Visit Day at a school or for a Homeschool Co-op is always a fun day.
Publishers
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WaterBrook Multnomah / Penguin Random House
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Zonderkidz / Harper Collins Christian Publishing
Rowman and Littlefield
Cooper Square Publishers / Rowman & Littlefield
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Muddy Boots Press / Globe Pequot
Affiliations
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American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
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Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)
Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA)
Christian Author Network (CAN)
Christian Author Network (CAN)

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What readers are saying
“From start to finish, Prairie Song captured my attention. Mona Hodgson has written a beautiful novel full of deep characters. This is the first book in the Hearts Seeking Home series. I definitely plan to read every book in this series.”
Brittany, Goodreads
"[Bedtime in the Southwest] is one of my favorite kids books, and my daughter's favorite book to read before she goes to sleep. It has great illustrations, the story is not only easy for kids to follow, but easy to remember as well, and mine always love to chime in as is normal with great board books."
John, Goodreads
"[Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series] These books are so good! From the beginning of the first through each book, after each page i wanted more and more and hated to see each book come to an end. You will not be sorry you checked these out!!"
Vera, Goodreads