November 12, 2022

For nineteen years, I have been a creative writer. I have written fiction and educational books for children and adults. I have also written poetry anthologies and been multi-published on various platforms and periodicals. Additionally, I held various positions in the corporate world that taught me writing for business. Now I am ready to serve…

August 18, 2022

Can a tortoise and a cat be friends despite their differences? Andy is a giant African tortoise who goes to live in Germany as a pet. There he meets Audi, the house cat. Despite their differences, they become firm friends. Together, they embark on a quest to learn more about Andy’s origins. Get your copy…

June 4, 2022

Alphabet of Flowers is a fun children’s book that teaches young readers about different flowers. What was the inspiration for the idea behind this book? I love flowers, especially wild ones. I began drawing using wax crayons with our toddler about a year ago. As a painting medium, crayons are readily available and not messy…

November 12, 2022

KILIMANJARO Kilimanjaro:the snow dances with summer,in the savanna. REACHING FOR HEAVEN Reaching for heaven:no fog or smog can detera standing mountain. DISROBING Night in misty cloak,the moon disrobes the mountainin the bed of stars. *First published on Vocal Media

November 9, 2022

The wind walks in gently at firstcoaxing leaves to fall at their own will.Like a lover pacing for the climax,it drowns the trees in kissing thirst. And soon, the still November attainsthe sacred nudity of the trees—after invoking the saints as if not fallen,and the fallen as if not saints. My eyes worship and the…

September 2, 2022

Bless you, my child,for the arduous journeyout of my womb. As you enter this world,may the cups and bowlsbe ready to comfort youin times of sorrowand those of malady— for the remedy shall beneither your mother’s milknor your father’s coffee,neither your sister’s teanor your brother’s wine,neither your grandmother’s sherrynor your grandfather’s beer. Your comfort and…

August 31, 2022

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2022 is on Saturday, 1 October. Besides the nationwide poetry competition we ran in Tanzania, we invite all children to participate through poetry writing. As is tradition, this year’s theme is water. Parents, guardians, and teachers are encouraged to allow children below ten years to participate. You can celebrate in…

May 24, 2022

WoChiPoDa 2022 is coming to Tanzania with exciting news!!! The founder and the committee of coordinators for WoChiPoDa in Tanzania are inviting children aged 7 – 12 to a poetry contest. Poems must be in either English or Kiswahili language. An adult (parent, guardian, or teacher) should send one poem entry to wochipodacompetition@gmail.com The deadline…

May 12, 2022

I pray for a miracle,to keep his yellow sea,bearing waves of laughter,from the time of birthto these times of horror. Merciful skies, hear meand send the sun,in degrees of pride,with rays of courage,to the cities and suburbsof my son’s heart,even when it rains bombsin his yellow sea. Amen. * A very happy birthday to Carolyn…

April 30, 2022

Today’s prompt challenges to write a cento. This is a poem that is made up of lines taken from other poems. I wrote two poems imitating the style of the table of contents but the format is not to perfection due to time constraints. Also, the chosen format is not phone friendly, use a computer…