Zuri Kabinda: Sweet and Lemon/Family Relations -1

Zuri spent her Monday morning sorting out receipts and logging them into her accounting system.  It was her least favorite activity but a necessary one for her business records.  She’d found those records useful when she needed to get a loan from her bank.  Moving closer to her desk, she stared at a receipt from […]

Book Covers – Featured Amari’s Puff Pastry

Delicious Inspiration! We (my sis + me) have been working on industry books these past months, and I would like to share a bit of that journey on this blog from now on. You might find a Book Cover feature, or a story on the insane experiences we get dealing with our printer, mingled in […]

Where to start – Self-Publishing or Traditional Publishing in Kenya?

Self-Publishing is a great word in Nairobi! ellyinnairobi.com A reader sent me a message and told me, ‘ I have a THING for words.. I have been low-key writing for a while now, and I think its time the world gets a piece of my taste and style.’ Inspired words if I ever heard any! […]

Zuri Kabinda : The Birthday Party – Part 3

Heavy rain woke Zuri from a deep sleep.  She sat up on her bed, rubbing her eyes as she tried to shake off vague dreams.  Rain pounding on her window cleared the remaining cobwebs. “No, no,” she said, as she bounded out of bed to her window. Throwing back the curtains, she stared at the […]

Zuri Kabinda: The Birthday Party – Part 2

Airi to the Rescue That evening, back in her one bedroom apartment, Zuri grabbed her towel from the foot of her bed and turned to Sonnie. “Where are we going again?” “You’re not the only one with problems.  Airi called me earlier.” Zuri groaned.  “What’s wrong now?” “Her boyfriend has flown out of the country […]

Zuri Kabinda: The Birthday Party – Part 1

“Please.” Such a simple word, a pleading word, Zuri Kabinda thought as she said it again. “Please give me time.  I will make the payment in two weeks.” “Miss Kabinda, why did you let it get this bad?” Sylvia, her loan officer, asked. The woman spoke as though she hadn’t made her payments on time.  […]

Life on the Fast Track – Track 23 (Final)

Track 23 – Our Life Together Danny drove Jasmine home, after calling Jimmy to pick up her car. Ignoring the messy dining table, she sat on the couch and took the glass of water Danny got her.  After, he sat with her and she told him about Daryl’s situation with their father. “He makes it hard […]

Life on the Fast Track – 22

Track 22: My parents make me want to lose my isht….still, I love them. What a day, was all Jasmine could think as she drove into her family home.  The one-acre plot was set up like a farm.  Her mother dabbled in farming: growing house veggies like cabbage, lettuce, carrots and herbs.  Her father kept […]

Calculating Self- Publishing Costs in Kenya – Non-Fiction Books

Break out the calculator!  It’s all about the Word Count! So, I’ve had a few questions about what the process of self-publishing a physical book in Kenya looks like.  What does it take?  How much does it cost?  So, let’s calculate it in this post. Are you ready to self-publish? Writing in Kenya is a […]