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Tears To Triumph

Tears To Triumph


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Author Monda Webb has a way with words. Academia rubbed off on Monda by way of an absolute LOVE and RESPECT for the English language. She talked so much as a toddler, her mother told her books were her best friend. Monda believed it and at age four, her love affair with books began. She read everything she could get her hands on, including Our Bodies, Ourselves and when, at age 6, she asked her mom what was “Preg-Nancy?” Cynthia decided she would channel Monda’s interests. Monda devoured Dudley Randall’s The Black Poets, and revered such writers as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni to name a few. She began writing poetry and short stories before she was 10. Rotating between divorced parents, Monda never allowed anything divert her attention. She attended the University of Rhode Island on a basketball scholarship and switched to track, where she held the school triple jump record of 40 feet for several years. She graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Monda experienced the joy of working for the first woman mayor of Washington, DC, Sharon Pratt, and landed a job at the Office of Cable TV, City Cable 16, where she learned TV from the ground up, holding many positions. Monda thought heavily of her own mortality, and decided to share poems she’d written for several years with the world. Molding herself after her father Robert Webb’s entrepreneurial spirit, she self-published a book of poetry in 2000. Seven years later, Monda published her first novel after “playing around” with it for 10 years. Her ultimate goal? To be signed by a major publisher and write several “unforgettable” novels, short stories and poetry books. Currently,Monda works in Corporate America, sells Real Estate, appears on HGTV as a featured Realtor on “Designed to Sell” and “Get it Sold”. Monda also manages her publishing and freelance writing company, Latebloomer 2000, LLC and has several projects and “collabs” planned in the next few years.