Mona is author of And So You Were Born, a children’s book encouraging a purpose-led life for youngsters and inspired by faith traditions, available in hardcover by Twin Peacocks Publishing, and as an interactive first-of-its-kind book app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Landing in the TOP 100 Book Apps in the U.S. iTunes App Store and on the top charts in countries around the world, And So You Were Born showcases capabilities not seen to date in children’s book apps, including the opportunity to embed personal video recording within the app.
Working with award-winning journalist Deborah Robinson, Mona also co-edited Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country, published in March 2011 in the midst of the heated immigration debate. The book serves as a premier resource on immigration reform for legislators, educators, and the community at large.
Other works include a chapter for the Encyclopedia of American Women’s History, a historical reference publication by Facts on File (forthcoming), in which Mona discusses the significance of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.
Mona has also published and authored a number of articles featured in papers as near as Arizona, as south as Guatemala, and as far as Italy. Her scholarly articles range from national to international policy, mainly focused on international law and human rights, such as: The Voice of Civil Society in World Governance; Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in World Government: Past, Present, and Future; The Iranian Government’s Use of Islamic Jurisprudence to Destroy Bahá’í Identity; Justifying State Intervention Where a Parent Objects to Medical Treatment on Religious Grounds; Religious Persecution in Iran; Dependency on Oil: No Room for Conflict; and The Road Towards a People’s Assembly. The latter was received in high recognition from the local United Nations Association Board, and was then presented at the Annual National United Nations Association Convention. Mona was an editorial board member for the Whittier Law Journal of Child and Family Advocacy at Whittier Law School, and she has contributed articles for Payam Ashena, a top-rated local magazine popular in the Southern Californian Iranian community. She also reported on legislative updates that would impact the automotive industry for The Legal Advocate, her former law firm’s quarterly newsletter for its Fortune 500 clientele of automotive manufacturers.