Blackouts, Awards & the real Africa

As the fates would dictate, a recent interview I had on “It’s a Mystery Podcast” occurred during a blackout. We tend to lose our lights whenever it rains. And sometimes when it doesn’t rain. Heck, it’s likely to happen whenever you really need it NOT to.

Fortunately, our internet router is connected to a backup battery, so the interview happened despite the lack of electricity. If you want to hear / see what I sound / look like in real life, take a gander below (or go to YouTube).

ThisIsAfrica CS CoverTalking about blackouts: If you want to read about the fun side of this delightful continent that is my home, check out This is Africa. After numerous (mis)adventures, the author somehow ended up in Nairobi where he wrote down his experiences.

I’ve met him and he’s as funny in person as he is in writing, which is saying a lot! What I really love about this book, apart from the laugh out loud moments, is the deeper message that shines through. So if you’re looking for some summer reading, this is a winner.

In other news, I’m a finalist for the 2016 RONE award! What the heck is that, you ask? According to the website:

RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Book Awards: Each year InD’tale Magazine honors the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industry by awarding the prestigious RONE award.  To achieve this award, a book  must go through the most comprehensive process in the industry today ( Silver-2016

Yup, I’m pretty chuffed, especially when they gave me this flashy medal to go with it.

So there we have it, folks. And that’s the news for now.



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