Mona Williams is a Guyanan storyteller, children's writer and educator whose action-packed stories and dramatic presentations enthral audiences of all ages.
Born in Guyana – then British Guiana – she secured a place at the exclusive Bishops Girls' School. The school lends it name to her autobiography, Bishops: My Turbulent Colonial Youth (1995), which recounts her experiences at the school, both destructive and enriching. On one hand Mona quickly discovered her place at the school as 'poor, black and unknown'. On the other, she embraced the joys of English literature, music and culture, reading Dickens, singing Anglican hymns, and cooking roast beef and Yorkshire pudding in the sweltering equatorial heat.
Mona is the author of 24 books, mostly for children. Their titles give an idea of the vast, varied, and magical world they present, from The Ant Who Refused Titles (1975) to How We Made a Colour Television Show (1973). Mona is a mother of two and grandmother of five.