September 20, 2018

When I decided to write my family’s story, I did so as a legacy for my kinfolk. It all started with my mother reminiscing and me jotting down her experiences. That was in 2012, and after four years of writing, I realised I wanted it to be more than that.

September 6, 2018

Connecting with an audience is crucial as they are future readers/ buyers. So, the next step in this second book publication and promotional process, is about choosing images, updating the website and FaceBook, and publishing the book. Once the book is out there, it’ll...

August 23, 2018

I am proud to call fellow author, Jenny Old a friend; her biography is a riveting tale set in the Australian outback. No wonder her self-published book was snapped up by a traditional publisher with the new title, “Back of Beyond”.

August 9, 2018

I still feel such pride when I look at my debut publication, GOODBYE to Italia. If I had to do it all again, I'd choose the same images and design. I’ve also received 99% positive feedback from readers so, I’m going to go for a similar ‘look and feel’ for book numb...

July 26, 2018

It’s been another emotional journey, travelling with my mum as she retells her experiences, this time of married life in Africa in the fifties - the sequel to the family story, "GOODBYE to Italia" that was published in September 2016. You'd think I'd...

July 12, 2018

Looking back, this is when my Fight or Flight instincts should have kicked in. Unfortunately, it was what can only be described as a Deer under Headlights (DUH) scenario.

June 28, 2018

Truthfully, it didn’t turn out badly … but I do like to put my best foot (eh, image) forward. Reviewing the recording showed my frustrated state – lucky I didn’t swear! So, I decided to re-record all three webinars, and what is available on my website is the more refin...

June 14, 2018

What is particularly amazing is when a similar story is shared. I’m delighted to give evidence of this from one of my readers Anita Chant. Her family history is also linked to the Zonderwater Prisoner of War (POW) Camp in South Africa where my father was held for six y...

May 31, 2018

Oh-oh! That sounds Machiavellian or cold-hearted right? But there are millions of books out there and I know this is an interesting story, and one that is being enjoyed by a growing number of people. So, I feel I have a responsibility to respond cleverly when asked abo...

May 17, 2018

What a joyous occasion! A lovely way to reaffirm life and bear witness to love. And thank heavens that the wedding was held on Saturday.