Hot New Release: Roughing it in Africa

The journey was long, but I have finally arrived. Last Thursday, I held a virtual book launch for Roughing it in Africa. The book is now officially available on Amazon. Within a short time, tt rocketed to #1 on Kindle in African Travel, African Travel Guides, and even Family Travel Guides. Holy moly! I am… Continue reading Hot New Release: Roughing it in Africa

Beyond Writing: My Publishing Team

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.Ernest Hemingway I have bled all the words out of me for Roughing it in Africa. I wrote and edited and wrote some more, then had my publisher go over the book again for another round of edits. But those… Continue reading Beyond Writing: My Publishing Team

Coming Soon: Roughing it in Africa

Roughing it in Africa The first draft of everything is shit. Ernest Hemingway It's true. I started writing a story about my travels through Africa many years ago. I started and stopped, abandoning everything due to lack of talent, drive, and whatever else you can blame failed stories on. Ultimately, I wasn't ready. I wasn't… Continue reading Coming Soon: Roughing it in Africa

Weppie

Today, I heard that one of the members of my extended family passed away. I hadn't seen him in over 20 years, but he was the first family member I met from my father's side of the family, when I touched down in South Africa. Weppie was vibrant and jovial, and had a smile for… Continue reading Weppie

STATUS: Draft

There are days when I am so excited with how far I have come with my travel memoir about my time in Africa. And there are other days when I cannot believe how long I have been slogging away at it. At the time, I felt like the¬†first draft¬†would never be finished. Until one day,… Continue reading STATUS: Draft