End of Summer Writing Update

End of Summer Writing Update

As the scorching hot summer weather slowly gives way to the soothing cool of autumn, with its fleeting warmth and kaleidesope of color, it is a good time to share another writing update. I am happy to report that Children of the Ocean God has been progressing steadily...
Book Review: A Grain of Wheat (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o)

Book Review: A Grain of Wheat (Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o)

The best way I can sum up A Grain of Wheat, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, is that it captures the essence of Kenya. Having visted the country on several occasions over the past decade I found the description of the landscape, customs and behavior of the cast of...
Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death

In today’s blog I am excited to share another tidbit of history which I have recently stumbled upon and am planning to delicately weave into the narrative of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. While researching on the web for...
Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

Book Review: The Shadow King (Mazaa Mengiste)

I have mixed feelings about The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste. On the one hand I thoroughly enjoyed the exquisite lyrical prose of Mengiste’s writing, which roped me into the story almost from the very beginning. She is able to express seemingly indescribable...
Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

Supporting Aspiring Writers: Honing Your Craft

This past week I have been writing every evening, as I get closer and closer to the finish line with my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. As the paragrahs and pages steadily accumulate I feel my vision coming to life slowly but surely. Yet...
Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

This week I want to share a fascinating story that I came across recently while I was doing some online research for my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. I was in fact scouring the web for a Latin translation of “Cry of liberty”...
Rekindling My Poetic Voice

Rekindling My Poetic Voice

I had an emotionally and physically draining week. Especially on the personal front it feels as if I’ve a run a marathon and been in a boxing match all at once. In the midst of this maelstrom, I found a way to dissipate the intense emotional energy that was...
Book Review: Klara and the Sun? (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Book Review: Klara and the Sun? (Kazuo Ishiguro)

I picked up Klara and the Sun on a whim at a local bookstore. While browsing through various titles, the bright red, blue and yellow book cover from Klara and the Sun caught my eye. In a flash I recognized Kazuo Ishiguro’s name and made a spot decision to purchase a...
Meaning and Sacrifice

Meaning and Sacrifice

This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions when it comes to writing. I came across two different articles which turned my world upside down. One gave me hope and encouragement to pursue my literary dream, while the other sowed doubt and fear. Both articles have...

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