“It’s difficult to classify myself solely as a writer of romance, when in fact writing about women’s lives, and the complexities that has gone into making her that woman, entails a great deal more than romance.”
Ease up on lockdown and a special day for our family. It was great for us to meet and remember & celebrate our patriarch - a year on from his transition.
The sun kissed the day and we basked in its’ glow and soaked up its warmth as we celebrated the life of our loved one and a year since his transition.
How quickly that year passed. It hardly feels like a whole year since we last saw him. Mountains of grief climbed, rivers of tears flowed, yet smiles and laughter were the great disrupters.
His children and grandchildren all carry parts of him, in their smiles, their hands, shape of their faces and fingers, their smiles that curves their lips and gives way to the dimples in their cheeks - it was amazing for me to see these shadows of him in them.
So excited to be apart of the Stellar Theatre initiative, the brainchild of Peggy Vance and Karen Paul, who are taking theatre to zoom - in your own home.
My play, House of Women along with other plays by established and emerging playwrights, offers a span of themes and issues, the unifying thread being that each provides provocative food for thought and post-show conversation.
March has arrived, International Women’s Month . . . Celebrating and sharing all our achievements, accomplishments . . . Being proud of our ‘female-ness’ our ‘womanhood’ and our ‘motherhood.’
I was invited by #LindaAttram to attend a Global Women’s meeting and was truly blown away by some of the women I met, of course this was online, but the feminine energy was potent, the ambition & vibrancy of shared skills real and constructive.
Partnerships & collaborations are the future for the progress of women.
Here I am, mother of 4, author of 2 and enjoying the wonderful feedback I’m receiving about both my novels . . . and because we’ve got bright sunshine 🌞 in London, even though we’re still under lockdown, life feels a little better today.
My creative writing workshop, JustWrite has two weeks to go before it comes to an end, and my creative writing workshop, ‘Still I Write’ will begin after Easter.
The women who have taken part have remained consistent in their creativity & determination to complete a piece of work to publication level.
They understand that between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be - whether you’re the reader or the writer - it’s a lovely place to be.
As the author of two novels, I am as proud as if I were the author of twenty novels - it’s an author thing. My literary babies, ‘Swimming With Fishes’ and ‘Love Again’ never fails to put a smile on my face.
I am a proud #twentyin2020 author, one of twenty authors published by #jacarandabooksartmusic history in the making.
I get so much out of my readers who take the time to actually give me feedback. I do appreciate them, so much so that I created my ‘Reader Appreciation Tribe’ where I acknowledge and salute their critiques and before lockdown we use to lunch every quarter.