Brothers and Sisters (Part 2)

Below is the conclusion of my latest short story. If you’d like to help fuel the next round of writing/editing, please feel free to click this link to buy me a drink or  purchase  one of my books. And click here to read Brothers and Sisters (Part 1) Over the next few years, Dave and…

Brothers And Sisters (Part 1)

Below is part 1 of my latest short story. If you’d like to help fuel the next round of writing /editing, please feel free to click this link to buy me a drink or  purchase  one of my books. I’ve only just sunk into bed, tired, back aching from a day arranging my house to…

Under Where 7: College Daze

Him CLICK HERE TO START READING AT CHAPTER 1 Twenty-one is way too young to fall in love for the second time so that mushy stuff definitely wasn’t on my mind when I started to hang out with Tracey – first sharing D&G cream sodas in the writing room and then lingering over chili cheese…

Stay With Me

I had a chance to read an electronic version of Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay with Me back when it was just a galley, making the rounds, the publisher and author trying to drum up support for a debut novel. I passed on it because there seemed to be an abundance of this type of story being released…

Say My Name

Last night, I attended an author talk where the host had one job: introduce the talents and present them well. Said talents were two Nigerian ladies, one the author, the other the visual artist who had produced a beautiful cover for the book. Both young women were poised to meet and impress a new audience…

Life Before Death

On cold and rainy days, I get a little emotional. Today, being a blustery, blizzard-like, white-out snow day in New York City, I’m even more sappy, I guess. These are the days when the creative juices flow a little freer and it seems fitting to share the fruit borne in other days like this. Life…

Timeless

Here is a part of my heart. By that, I mean, this is a poem I wrote today that I will share with you here even though right now, it’s just a  scribble, a first draft that I might never have gone back to edit, and instead might be more inclined to keep in my…

The Summer I Fell

I had these amazing plans for my year. I was going to get fit and look fabulous and prance around NYC in my brand new wardrobe, signing books that I had written effortlessly and that my adoring fans were plying me to autograph so they could treasure my words forever. It all looked perfect in…

Just A Work In Progress

For the sake of completeness, I am sharing my weekly goals even though we’re almost midway through the week.  However, since it’s so late in the week, I’ll also tell you where I am with meeting these targets. Read the Bible everyday – yes Read 4 books – I’ve already finished one and am set…

4 Seasons of Living

It is a certainty that as the world turns, the seasons change but how do we change to take advantage of them? Do we sit around in one season and pine for the other, more favorable period to roll around? Or do we harness the advantages that are available to us in this one? Winter…

Thoughts On Today

I am starting to have regrets. Things I wish I had done before now. Like a few of those “I-want-to-do-this-before-I-turn-30” goals that never got met. Some of those things I had planned to do in my earlier years that I just forgot were important. People I wanted to get to know better who’ve died. Opportunities I wish…

Open Letter To My Ex Best Friend

I have lost my best friend. Lost her like a gold coin that I kept too close to the top of my pocket, playing with it, admiring it, so enchanted with it that I didn’t want it to get too far from me, that when I danced around, it must have fallen out into the thick…