Love, Don’t Fear – Poetry Collection


“Love – Don’t Fear” is an inspiring collection of 25 poems centered around relationships. Some of these poems have been published previously while others are brand-new. This book will take you on an enriching journey towards discovering the true source of relational fulfillment… Whether you’re a lover, friend, or parent, these stories will stir your heart up by reminding you not to wait for another … Continue reading Love, Don’t Fear – Poetry Collection

Do Lend Me Your Ears


I am so pleased to let you know that my book “Do Lend Me Your Ears” is available right now. This collection of poems & short stories is designed to entertain and empower. The book’s ‘tales’ often begin amid life’s conflicts & complicated relationships with oneself, God & men. They will, however, take you on a quest to unexpected resolutions & positive transformations. It is a book of emotionally … Continue reading Do Lend Me Your Ears

Come Wind or Sun – Novel Excerpt


When the cell door shut behind Emilio, he knew that there was no turning back. He collapsed on the metallic bed, feeling like the Fulani bull he encountered as a ten-year-old boy, when visiting his maternal grandfather’s village. The day before its slaughter, the beast was allowed to graze and roam without restraint. On the day, however, four strong men captured the animal, spreading it … Continue reading Come Wind or Sun – Novel Excerpt

Novel Writing & Editing – Script Editor Interview


I met Amy Reith at a cast and crew film screening.’Twas the funniest thing! No, not the film which was a drama titled “Nuclear”. Here’s what’s so funny… Amy’s seat was next to mine. We chitchatted for a short while. Soon, the lights went off and the cinema room became pitch dark, with occasional light flashes coming from the screen. Then, this slightly confused lady … Continue reading Novel Writing & Editing – Script Editor Interview

My Story as Told… at Mixed-Race Faces


‘Not location, not race and not the skin colour make the basis of a friendship or love but the heart and soul’. Yesterday, my story was featured @mixedracefaces. It is amazing to me that colour of one’s skin is a problem still and to so many… But then, on the other hand, it isn’t surprising because there are people out there who benefit from division. … Continue reading My Story as Told… at Mixed-Race Faces

Poem, “I Can’t Breathe”


.If the world didn’t call out your name You would be just one more number Not the first nor the last… Just another one… biting the dust… . But, . We’re weary of seeing blood being shed Especially, by those who are meant to protect… . Except, he was pinned to the ground, unarmed! “They’re killing me,” he said to his mum… It’s a life … Continue reading Poem, “I Can’t Breathe”

Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem


He looked good and had a lot, So she entered the mirage – Only, she had failed to notice Ugliness & lack, inside. Their mirage turned to a marriage From hell – especially for her… Technically, it was not a marriage – She was not the only girl. Damn. Had she known before. Man! Had she shut that door. Now, things are not as they … Continue reading Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem

Developmental Editing – What a Novel Idea: Part 1


I remember when I wrote my very first fiction book – over ten years ago. I was so proud of it. I must have produced about 50,000 words and I could not wait to unleash my ‘masterpiece’ on the world…🖋️ I did actually submit it to one publishing house (this is such a funny story – I might share it one day). I received a … Continue reading Developmental Editing – What a Novel Idea: Part 1

Quick Novel Writing Update & Story Time


Today, Ai was late for work. It was meant to be business as usual – deadlines, spreadsheets and a few simple telephone conversations. And it would be so… if the wind didn’t frustrate her clients by delaying deliveries from France. One of them kept yelling at Ai for half an hour. “I’m so sorry, Mrs. Smith. I know it’s your sofa, but our vendors cannot deliver … Continue reading Quick Novel Writing Update & Story Time

STORYTELLING – Script Editor Interview


Lights, camera, action! 😂 TV script editor Amy Reith has worked with some of the greatest story minds (arguably) – in various roles – across BBC4’s, Sky One’s and Sky Atlantic’s productions… What I really like about Amy though is that she’s a sweet and down to earth woman… I’ll let you know how we met (funny story) – in part 2 of the interview… … Continue reading STORYTELLING – Script Editor Interview

Manuscript Editing Tips – Nonfiction


Nonfiction manuscript editing can be challenging if you aren’t sure what to look out for. Yet, the better your manuscript is before you pass it onto a book editor the better the final product will be. So, where should you start self-editing? Structure Focus on story structure, its clarity and flow. For example, when I edit my articles or blog posts, I want every paragraph … Continue reading Manuscript Editing Tips – Nonfiction