My first baby was my novel, “When Love & Culture Collide.” I will never forget the feeling when I first saw it in print and held it in my hands. My own creation was finally put together and ready to be sold on various online avenues such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Author House, etc. in the U.S.A, UK, Canada and Australia. It a special moment I will never forget.
I started writing when I was young, in a diary or a notebook, creating short stories or poems. As I grew up I was constantly getting lectures on how you have to be amazing at English to be a writer which I wasn’t and still don’t profess to be. I was given a speech by my college career counselor that a writing career was extremely competitive, hard work, and not a lot of money into it. I wasn’t after money. I had an active imagination and a flood of ideas that I wanted to write about. It wasn’t until graduating with a wasteful Bachelor’s in Business that I started secretly writing again. I was never one to talk about how much I wanted to write, I just did it. If someone would have asked me what my passions were I would have excitingly told them about my writing. My husband was the one person that truly believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. A few years ago, I was laid off three times in a row, talk about bad luck. It was then that my husband convinced me I should do something that I was passionate about instead of temp jobs or reception jobs that I wasn’t interested in. It took me a year to write it and another half of year editing it before I got the courage to send it to an editor. Another six months past while I took on the critiques, suggestions, and a lot of grammar correcting. Finding my courage again to self publish it was the hardest of all.
The week my book was released for sale I found out I was pregnant with my son, Buba. I was a first time Mommy so I had to put my marketing strategies and book advertising on hold. I then fell pregnant right after with my daughter, Missy Moo. I love my children dearly but neither were planned and therefore advertising my book took another back seat. Two years later, I am trying to pick up the pieces and reignite the momentum in getting the word out there to buy my book!
Its a great holiday read, chic lit, adventure story that highly highlights my own experiences moving to another country for love. If you like romance, and reading about other cultures in a comic way, please click on the picture above to be directed to www.authorhouse.co.uk where you can pick up a copy or alternatively click here to buy it from www.amazon.co.uk. I hope you will find the humor between the Americans and the English funny and most of all, enjoy the adventure I will take you on!