Here’s a funny thing: if someone had told me they’d read a book called Death and the After Parties and recommended that I read it I would have said, not a chance! There’re so many things I want to read about and death is not one of them. Not now. Shall I tell you why?… Continue reading BOOK TALK: Death & the After Parties- JOANNE HICHENS and Upcoming Interview with Author
I must have been about 8 years old when the little girl in the desk next to me said I was going to go to hell. I was scared. I imagined a pit of pitch dark and flaming orange fires. But for some reason I didn’t believe I would get stuck there and die. Shame,… Continue reading Why it’s important to find your tribe: a lesson in kindness
Before the world of social media and blogging entered my reality, writing my first book was quite a one-dimensional approach. It was a selfish, directed and driven pursuit and other than ordinary distractions – lecturing , researching, family life in a household of 6 and infinite hours of taxi- time ferrying the little people around,… Continue reading Finding the motive for more words in between life and puppy turds .
In last month's blog I reviewed Joanne Fedler's new book Love in the Time of Contempt which will be launched at the BOOK LOUNGE, my favourite bookshop in Cape Town, on 17 March. I cannot wait to have the real book in my hands, you know, the one that smells and feels like the real thing that you can flip backwards… Continue reading “Always be connecting” is my new motto but apologies if I don’t!
So, you want to write a book? Super. Go for it. Bum in chair and write. Until you are finished. If you are dead keen, you will . Otherwise, you probably won't. But now you need readers? (Not necessarily 'cos of course you could just stuff it under the bed and forget about it though it… Continue reading On writing a book. Or just becoming an Author.
Scroll down the playlist to Niki Malherbe on her book http://youtu.be/YhL-QkSwu1w?list=UU8yH-uI81UUtEMDsowQyx1g Lawyer and author Niki Malherbe says her memoir gives a real life account of a high-powered legal mind who has had to deal with her life changing. The book titled From court rooms to cupcakes is an inspirational story that shares insights on working… Continue reading Did you catch my interview on Morning Live?
On the corner of Roeland Street on the edge of the inner city of Cape Town, is a beautiful bookshop - two doors up from Truth Coffee (another incredible place, worthy of mention at another time) and three doors up from Mavericks (not worthy of mention at any time- for several reasons, not least because… Continue reading Launching at the Book Lounge