Mona Panitz, born in in Brooklyn, New York in 1932, moved to California in
1960. A secret writer since the age of eleven, she "came out" five years
ago, when she enrolled in her first Creative Writing Workshop at LBCC. She offers sincere thanks to Frank Gaspar, Velvet Pearson, David Lipton, Tony
Starros, and most especially Christina Guillen for her insightful critiques
and enthusiastic encouragement. Mona and her husband Ed live in Long Beach.