Saturday, November 30, 2013


Christmas is nearing and Olanma Obinze is not in the holiday spirit. In order to bypass eviction and catch up on her bills, she needs to  land the interview of a lifetime. Her blessing is that her best friend Zara can make that happen.  The challenge in the plan is Zara’s brother Abayomi Rice.

Olanma has had it up to her eyebrows with rich men who disregard the feelings of others. And now here comes Abayomi. He’s rich, handsome, powerful and giving her an ultimatum that could become the barrier between her and the answer to her needs. 

The Christmas Ultimatum by Unoma Nwankwor takes readers on an international journey. Along the way the travelers will visit the stations of ‘Uncertainty, Vulnerability and Forgiveness’.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


There are books that are interesting due to the ‘what if’ factor of the content. Then there are books like Anybody’s Daughter  by Pamela Samuels Young that lives within the souls of its readers.

Although a work of fiction, this novel goes to the heart of the matter of what most believe happens only in third-world countries. It is the story of a young girl who sets out meet who she considers to be the boy of her dreams. That meeting turns into the nightmare of her life as she is plunged into the world of human trafficking and child prostitution.

The content of this book is raw and very real. That reality supported by facts makes this a compelling and necessary read for parents and guardians. It should also be shared with and discussed with children.

Most would say it isn’t for the faint-of-heart. For those who fit that category, it would serve well to ‘buck up’ and read. Why? Because what we don’t know and aren’t teaching our children can hurt them.

Author Samuels-Young is to be commended for exposing the depth of this fast-growing industry.



Sunday, November 3, 2013

Up To Date

As I began the process of updating my website ( I found areas that needed my immediate attention; especially my bio.
As I looked it over I wondered if what I had was enough or too much. I wasn’t really sure. After speaking to a few I consider well-versed in this area I set up a strategy based on their suggestions. I've shared those suggestions below.

*Read the bio of several authors and make a list of what you like and don’t like
*Prepare your bio taking care to make it professional and     that it also conveys your personal style

*Include information that lends credibility to you as it pertains to the purpose of the bio
*Include any personal affiliation you may have (especially those that connect with the story line of any of your works)  
*From that create a mini, short, medium and extended bio appropriate for the multiple areas you operate in

Some reading this might question the last two items on the list above. Here is the sensible answer. Most writers are talented in multiple areas and are often called upon for interviews and speaking engagements. By creating a mini, small, medium and extended bio in each of your disciplines, you’ll be prepared for the opportunities that arise.

I hope this information will help you in some way. Feel free to respond with information you may have to add to what’s been offered here.


Until next time – remember to use your words to bear good fruit!