A Writer’s Dream

How exciting and unreal is it to see my book on a bookshelf at a bookstore!?

I go from overly excited to overly scared– fearing the what ifs about my upcoming book signing this month. But, what if no one shows up except my hubby? What if no one likes my book? What if I’m not good enough? What if…what if…what if…

I am extremely gateful for my support system for reminding me that God gave me a gift, so I need to proceed until the end, no matter what.

What would be the point of life if we never took risks?

The entire process has been quite a ride, and I’m excited to be having a book signing.

So September 23rd at 7pm will be my book signing for Chasing Freedom at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, AZ. If you’re in the valley, I hope to see you there, so we can drink coffee and chat about this amazing novel of mine!

 

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Oh, baby!

This past weekend was a lovely and busy one! The main event that occured was my baby shower! This post is mostly to share the pictures and a few details some people asked about.  Here are the pics from baby shower for baby #3! About my dress: believe it or not, I got it from Amazon.com.  Since becoming a mama of two, I have totally become an amazon mom. Surprisingly,  I’ve had good luck when it comes to buying dresses on Amazon.  I believe it was about $34. Amazon seems to be the only place I can buy a long […]

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Front Porch Summer Decor

I’ve always dreamed of having a beautifully decorated front porch. I imagined myself changing the decor per the season of the year. But when you live in the desert like Arizona, it’s not really practical. Many of us Arizonans still take the chance and decorate for summer.  My hardest challenge is keeping my plants fresh  and breathing during those hot summer months. I buy new plants about every 6 months because mines never make it through the summer.  My husband tells me I’m wasting money, but what can I say? I love plants! One thing I have learned about front […]

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Tell Us How You Published Your Book? What Was the Journey Like?

The time has finally come! Chasing Freedom, my novel, has finally been released. After a long journey,  it is finally out. What most people don’t know is that I have been working on this book for years. You may purchase it here: http://bit.ly/2sWEI9D Where did the storyline come from? The inspiration? Well, the protagonist in the novel is a Congolese rape victim and refugee.  Given that I am Congolese (although I’ve never been),  I’ve been reading and hearing so many horrific stories and I felt like I had to write about this and be the voice of the women of Eastern […]

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Slow Down and Enjoy Life

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. -Eddie Cantor I know. I know. I have been such a stranger these days, but I’ve been keeping busy, I promise.  Perhaps a little bit too busy. I’ve always been the kind of person who keeps busy at all times and often has multiple projects going on all at once. But I believe that slowing down can also be a virtue. Being off work in the summers, I always try to […]

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Q&A On Being a Full-time Work-at-Home-Mom 

I originally wrote this blog post on my other blog (TheWAHMProf.com) but I figured I would also post it here for my other readers! As a WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mom), I am constantly asked different questions on how I got my job and its details.  So I decided to dedicate a blog post to answering the most common questions I get from other moms interested in working from home on a full-time basis. What exactly do you do? Most of you know by now that I teach. I am an Online Instructor of Writing.  I teach for a large local research university […]

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Work-at-Home-Moms: When It’s Time To Put The Kids In Daycare

 For the past year, since his birth, I’ve been working from home full-time  with an infant–and it was the hardest thing ever. But… it was worth it! Watching him grow and never missing a moment of his first year was priceless. Now, my oldest has been going to preschool part-time for a while,  so it is also good to be able to spend some days with him at home as well. I am grateful to be a Work-at-Home-Mom. Working during nap time was never consistent, and working after the kids went to bed was becoming too overwhelming. Sleeping after midnight […]

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Is This Truly God’s Will?

I know that you can do anything and no one can stop you. -Job 42:2 For the last few months or so, I read the book of Job, as I tried to understand the concept behind the verse: The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord. There were a few people in my surrounding who had gone to be with the Lord and it had me questioning, “Is this truly God’s will?” Not just that, but I  wanted to understand what’s it like to have everything and then nothing? What’s it like to have […]

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