Growing up, Tara fell in love with the stories she was told about her mother, grandmother and great grandmother. As the women she loved passed away, she knew she had to keep their memories alive for her own daughters, by putting pen to paper and writing their stories.
In 2016, Tara Mondou published her first novel, “Little Girl in the Mirror, Cathy’s Story”.
In 2022, she published the companion novel, “Me and My Shadow, Tara’s Story”.
Tara co-founded a writers’ support group called Cambridge Authors; was the 2018 recipient of the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Communication/Literary Arts; volunteers as the Public Relations Director for Guitars for Kids Waterloo Region, and is the Chair of the Board at the Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program.
Tara often travels back to Cape Breton where it all began. She is fascinated by her family history, and while walking the windy cliffs high above the Atlantic Ocean, finds inspiration to write her next book.
Tara lives in the historic West Galt area of Cambridge, Ontario with her husband and their two daughters.