Author Stuff, I.E.G. Articles (Society), Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, Writing Tips

What A Panel of Black Authors Meant for Me

On Tuesday this week, I was able to hear authors Tomi Adeyemi (pictured with me above), Yomi Adegoke, and Elizabeth Uviebinene talk at a bookstore. These authors all had one thing in common - they were black, and they were Nigerian. It was a euphoric experience! I'm not the kind of woman (and never was… Continue reading What A Panel of Black Authors Meant for Me

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

How to Feel Good

Just for fun, here are a few things you can do to feel good today! Look good, feel good Do good, feel good Eat good, feel good Move good, feel good Speak good, feel good Read good, feel good Think good, feel good Sleep good, feel good Love good, feel good Invest good, feel good… Continue reading How to Feel Good

An Author Abroad (Travel), Life & Stuff

Exploring the Colossal City of Rome

Rome is a destination on nearly everyone's list of "places to visit" because of the Colosseum (amongst other things). In fact, it's always been one of the iconic monuments that I've always wanted to set eyes on, to remind myself of how amazing this world and the people in it can be - with all… Continue reading Exploring the Colossal City of Rome

Author Stuff, Life & Stuff, Writing Tips

What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

Life & Stuff, Thought Capture, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

The Universe is Working its Magic

Things are coming together in my life. It's not like I'm in an AMAZING place, but I'm in a good place and I feel like the universe is putting things into place, in this wonderful order that will bring the necessary change I've been seeking... I am a new self-employed worker so my financial situation isn't… Continue reading The Universe is Working its Magic

"How Africa Changed Me" Chapters, An Author Abroad (Travel)

“How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

  Chapter 5 What I Was in For It seemed it wasn’t OK for me to hide in that back room forever though, where me and my tears could be left in peace. Instead, I had to get up and “bathe,” as they called it. You’d think this would excite me after the long, tiring… Continue reading “How Africa Changed Me” – Chapter 5

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Big Fat List of Self-Love & Mental Health Strengthening Techniques

Exercise regularly Yoga practice (however and whichever works for you) Meditation (again, however and whenever works for you; sitting in quiet is all you need to do) Eat well Watch your favourite show Favourite film Read Read your favourite book Stretch Plants and nature (in your home, workplace, garden etc) Get outside Go for walks… Continue reading Big Fat List of Self-Love & Mental Health Strengthening Techniques