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

Novel Writing Update – Story Time


“…but she did wonder if indeed one needed ‘all that money’. And if not, what did one need to be happy?” © Monika Ribeiro 2020 In a nutshell, my novel (in the making) titled “Everywhere & Always” is about the pursuit of happiness. And, you’ll probably agree that it’s almost impossible to explore happiness without addressing money… So, I decided to throw some of my … Continue reading Novel Writing Update – Story Time

Everywhere & Always – A Story Waiting to be Told


“It was one of those afternoons when the beautiful summer sun chased even zealous hermits out their four walls. All but one. Her curtains were closed all day. She didn’t notice the sun’s rays and her skin couldn’t feel its warmth…” Yes, there’s a new book in the making! The first draft is done. Yuppie! However,… Yes, there’s a however… I have a bunch of … Continue reading Everywhere & Always – A Story Waiting to be Told

My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…


Since publishing “Love, Don’t Fear”, I have learned a few valuable lessons not only about book publishing but also about myself. Previously, of course, I had discovered that I could do with a little more patience – you’ll find the post on this topic right here “If it’s Broke – Fix It”. 🙂  Back to right now, though… So far, I have received great feedback from … Continue reading My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…

Winsome Duncan Interview – Part Two


If you’re an aspiring author, book publisher, creative or budding entrepreneur – you will find valuable tips in my interview with Winsome Duncan – an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and poet with over a decade of experience in the book industry.   Part two stands on its own, however, to gain additional insights please READ PART ONE too. Here, the conversation about writing, self-publishing and creative entrepreneurship continues. … Continue reading Winsome Duncan Interview – Part Two

Author, Publisher & Entrepreneur – The Winsome Interview


Meet Winsome Duncan – an award-winning author, entrepreneur, poet and more with over a decade of experience in the book writing industry. Her work has been featured on BBC iPlayer, SKY and BBC London radio. Winsome is a bestselling author and founder of Peaches Publications – their motto: “We Publish Books”. Her books have received national press and media coverage, and they have been endorsed … Continue reading Author, Publisher & Entrepreneur – The Winsome Interview

Poetry, Writing, Publishing, Interview…


. Real writers write today They do not wait until tomorrow Real writers paint the truth – Aware that joy comes after its sorrow . Real writers know that the gift Comes from the heavens above Real writers stand up to fear of being misread or unloved . Real writers are not afraid Of being called a fluke or a fake Real writers write for the … Continue reading Poetry, Writing, Publishing, Interview…

If It’s Broke – Fix It: Poetry & Self-Publishing


You may have noticed that I changed the title and the cover of my latest poetry collection. Ha… the book had only been out for a month… ‘Why did you do that?’ one could ask… Well, that month was the driest month as far as my book sales, on Amazon, are concerned. Not only was this book not selling, but my first book “Do Lend Me … Continue reading If It’s Broke – Fix It: Poetry & Self-Publishing