The Zanzibar Affair – Book Review

The Zanzibar Affair Author: Samantha Ford Publisher: Moulin Publications (April 26, 2012) Buy it Here: The Zanzibar Affair on Amazon An enduring, sophisticated love story spanning decades and three continents. Set against a spectacular backdrop of Safari Africa, New York and France, the love stories from Africa are the very essence of this remarkable debut novel.Continue reading “The Zanzibar Affair – Book Review”

The Nairobi Cake Festival – Unexpected and Delightful

I was pleasantly surprised on Tuesday 22nd, when I got a message on my Facebook page from Edumed Trust.  The lady in charge of the Nairobi Cake Festival  had found my post on the cake festival 2014 and left me an apology for my strange experience to do with an Orange Tag.  I gave her myContinue reading “The Nairobi Cake Festival – Unexpected and Delightful”

Blog Week – Everyday Kenyan

Everyday Kenyan by Elma Wambui. A blog that gives insights on every-day stuff that happens to normal Kenyans like me and you. Kenyans who experience the rough of doing things on their own. Those who walk the streets haggling for bargains, looking for deals or seeking inexpensive ways to meet their domestic needs. Here weContinue reading “Blog Week – Everyday Kenyan”

H_ART the Band Answers my Question.

Two weeks ago, I posted the lyrics to H_ART the Band’s Ask My shoes (Uliza Kiatu).  I’d also asked the guys on their Facebook Page what had inspired their song.  I’m glad to say that they responded today, so I can share their answer with you. Elly in Nairobi’s Question: – Hi Guys, I loveContinue reading “H_ART the Band Answers my Question.”

Immortal Blood- Book Review

Immortal Blood by Magen McMinimy A perfect night on the town turns out to be her worst nightmare. A date with a handsome man is the catalyst for events that she thought only happened in fairy tales. Thrust into a world of danger, Isabelle has no idea what is in store for her as theContinue reading “Immortal Blood- Book Review”

Writing Resources – Quick Edits – Grammar and Punctuation

Quick Edits This  post will help you edit and format your work as you write. Grammar and Punctuation. Direct Speech a. We use speech marks (” “) at the beginning and end of the words that a person says, including the sentence punctuation. For example: “Are you going home?” – The question mark is includedContinue reading “Writing Resources – Quick Edits – Grammar and Punctuation”

Writing Resources: Self Publishing in Nairobi- What it Takes.

Hey, Hey, Hey! I got emails asking a lot of questions on how self-publishing works.  How to do it, and why.  So, I thought this post might answer all these questions at once. Publishing in Nairobi, and I mean like getting a hard copy-honest to goodness paper book is a journey. It requires your commitmentContinue reading “Writing Resources: Self Publishing in Nairobi- What it Takes.”

Writing Resources: Conflict and Why It’s Important

Conflict! You need it in a story, and it has to have purpose. Different types of Conflict Man Vs. Man Man Vs. Man is the most common Conflict.  Your character having a villain in his life who just wants to cause trouble.  This is the conflict used with most superhero stories, supernatural stories, and evenContinue reading “Writing Resources: Conflict and Why It’s Important”

Writing Resources – Plotting Romance Novels in Nairobi

I’m in a dream that one of these days I’m going to walk into a Nairobi bookshop and find a full aisle filled with romance novels, or fiction set in Nairobi.  So all of you shy Kenyan Fiction Writers, typing away in the middle of the night in your houses, get creative, even though youContinue reading “Writing Resources – Plotting Romance Novels in Nairobi”

Poetry Week Ends – Recap

Poetry Week Ends! I’m kind of sad about that because there are so many poems.  I found so many that I don’t think I could reach the end in the next five years.  There are a lot of poets from Kenya out there, quietly posting their work and talent on their blogs.  Which made meContinue reading “Poetry Week Ends – Recap”