Poetry Wonder at the CakeFest254 2016

The Nairobi Cake Festival 2016 was this year held at the Kenya Wildlife Service Grounds!  Unlike last year, this time the weather cooperated.  And the Venue was Fantastic! Once again, I was attending as part of the Cake Providers.  Maureen and I had a really nice tent, Amari Quickbreads was set up for the day,Continue reading “Poetry Wonder at the CakeFest254 2016”

Pottery – Art for Sustenance

Adventures in Nairobi led me to a wonderful community center in Eastleigh that does pottery to help fund their projects and support the less privileged.  The Eastleigh Community Center has a full-fledged Pottery Workshop that produces gorgeous pottery pieces they sell to support the center. We got the chance to walk through the pottery shopContinue reading “Pottery – Art for Sustenance”

Visiting the Ubantu Festival – 2015

On a lazy Saturday Afternoon, my sister and I decided to see what the Ubantu Festival was about.  The festival was held in the now familiar Uhuru Gardens along Langata road.  This time however, no cake to eat, just loads of creativity, and wonderful art.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. And that’s that…Continue reading “Visiting the Ubantu Festival – 2015”

Cake Festival 2015 – Fun & Rainy ^_^

Nairobi this June is rainy and dreary, but the Cake Festival was on, and hot enough to draw hundreds of people despite the rain.  It was exciting! I had great fun this year, not just eating cake, but following through the whole process of how the Cake Festival comes to be.  There was a lotContinue reading “Cake Festival 2015 – Fun & Rainy ^_^”

Going to the Nairobi Cake Fest – 2015

It’s that time again! The Cake Festival is here. As always, I’m going to attend working a tent for Amari Bakery.   Fun! That means I get to do double duty, both eating cake and talking about cake…hehehe.  The tickets are for sale right now, get them if you want to attend.  It’s a whole dayContinue reading “Going to the Nairobi Cake Fest – 2015”

Gardening for the Soul

Saturday was one of those days you just want to forget because nothing is going right.  From work, to interacting with people, to commuting, everything was just whack!  I got home, and I just wanted to bury myself under the blankets for at least twenty-four hours.  Alas, it was during the day, and sleeping withContinue reading “Gardening for the Soul”

Storymoja Festival – Interns Meet at the Nairobi National Museum

Saturday was full of fun. All the Storymoja Festival Interns met at the Nairobi National Museum for orientation of the Festival Venue. We also got to meet Mrs. Muthoni Garland, the Festival Founder. She gave us tips on confidence and how to engage an audience. We also met Mr. Wallace Garland who did a fun-filledContinue reading “Storymoja Festival – Interns Meet at the Nairobi National Museum”

Storymoja Hay Festival – Nairobi 2014

We’re gearing up for the Storymoja Hay Festival in September.  When I first got in as a volunteer in June, those months seemed so long.  Now we have less than forty days to the day. Taking a deep breath, whoa.  Truthfully, I’m a bit nervous, but plenty excited. Are you ready?  I hope you are,Continue reading “Storymoja Hay Festival – Nairobi 2014”

7 Things to Know when Self-Publishing on Smashwords in Kenya

About Smashwords.com Smashwords is a global ebook distributor serving authors, publishers, readers and major ebook retailers. Smashwords is ideal for publishing novels, personal memoirs, poetry chapbooks, short and long-form fiction, and non-fiction. If you’ve written it, we want to help you share it and sell it!  We distribute books to Apple iBooks (51 countries), BarnesContinue reading “7 Things to Know when Self-Publishing on Smashwords in Kenya”

Choosing a Genre for Your Fiction in Kenya

What is a Fiction Genre? It is a fiction classification based on content, setting, and mood of the story.  A book may fit more than one genres but most times a story leans to one type of genre. Why is it important to choose a genre when you write Fiction? Choosing a genre helps you focusContinue reading “Choosing a Genre for Your Fiction in Kenya”