“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.”
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.
Happy heavenly birthday/ Earthday, our loved one - we continue to miss your physical presence, that voice, the laughter, the political & spiritual debates. We know how you love ❤️ your cake & rum-laced sorrel to celebrate, so we’ve got them ready. Life goes on & so does our love for you. You are missing from us.
We stay strong like you requested & celebrate life, loving ourselves. You said not to let anyone or anything stress us - especially Boris Johnson & his mate Trump - Lol 😂 we hold your words in our hearts 🥰❤️❤️
It’s that time of year, when we make promises to ourselves, things like drinking less, setting goals, keeping fit, loosing weight, finding love, never loving again, more self-care, whatever is on your list, add my online creative writing workshops.
Remember, life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Your masterpiece is awaiting your creation. Join us.
Writing during lockdown has kept me busy, improved my well-being and kept my grief in check. I really enjoy reading, it’s been my company like an old friend & kept me sane and occupied. During January I’ve chosen three books to read. My fellow #twentyin2020 Jacaranda authors, @kabir_kareembello’ The Street Hawker’s Apprentice, @NjambiMcGarth’s, Through The Leopard’s Gaze and of course, bestselling author @terrymcmillan01 It’s Not All Downhill From Here.
I actually interviewed Terry McMillan in the 1990s about her book, #howstellagothergrooveback.
A call out to women who write? What legacy do you want to leave for your Fam, Friends, your Nation, the World? Join my online Creative Writing Workshops, JustWrite - share your stories, enjoy being with creative women on a platform & start or complete your masterpiece. #womenwhowrite #writingwomen #femaleauthors #femineenergy #creativewomen #justwrite #rashedaashantimalcolm #authorlife #youdeservethebest #writingwomen...
This time last year I had no idea that our family life as we knew it was about to change forever. That the father of my children had only a matter of months to live. That by the time C-19 arrived, he would be gone and our world would be altered forever. If I could turn back the hands of time, there are people I would stay far from, and even when C-19 is over, I would keep a safe distance from. Life happens to teach us lessons, to enrich our journey & to show us everything is temporary, so make the most of it, enjoy it and learn from it.
2020 has been one of the worst years of my life, but as with life, there has also been wonderful achievements. My second novel, Love Again is receiving positive reviews & much more planned for 2021. I’m proud to be part of #twentyin2020 authors, #jacarandabooks history in the making for writers of colour.
And so life goes on, and so must we, no matter what.
#lifeisgood #loveislove #lossofalovedone #family #2021 #authors #bestrong #lifegoeson #what2020taughtme...
It’s been a rough year. Today I’m sending love, prayers & healing vibes to my IG fam. Something to remember - sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. Merry Xmas to all who celebrate. #christmas #merrychristmas #enjoylife #familytime #familyiseverything #missingsomeone #loveagain #gratitude...
We did it. We managed to get a 2-year-old birthday 🎂 cake-cutting through before tier 4 pushed himself forward. My two granddaughters & their bestie enjoyed the vibe because children can create a mountain out of anything & a party out of 3, LOL 😂 #birthdaygirl #bestie #2yearsold #partytime #lovelife #gratitude #familytime...
So yesterday I wasn’t feeling the best, you know, my energy levels were low, had a throbbing pain down my left side & gave writing a miss for the day, but thank Jah (God)for little children, watching my 2-year-old grandson devour his chocolate spread on toast gave me a burst of laughter, which wasn’t good for the pain in my side, but did wonders for my soul. He reminded me of my son at the same age - his daddy, & got me tearful, thinking about time & how it plods along, no matter what. #nowritingtoday #writersdayoff #time #timeisthemaster #timetorest #lovekids #grandson #mydynasty #proudglammy #proudmama #lovemyfamily #forevergrateful...