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I also paint!

For my entire life, as long as I can remember, I’ve loved art — in all forms. I’ve also been a participant in creating artistic works — this includes performances, poetry, a little bit of singing, books, drawing and painting. This year in 2017, I’ve picked up my paint brushes and oil paints again, after […]

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Revive The Castle Cinema on Chatsworth Road

If you walk around my neighbourhood in London’s East End, here in Hackney, you may, at first, be put off by our terrible problem with dog poo littering the sidewalks, or focus on some the the run down buildings that could do with bit of a paint job.  To me though, from the moment I […]

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200+ things I have learned as an American living in the UK

What have I learned from living in the UK? Inspired by the Americans in London Facebook Group, I discovered that there are many other Americans living in the UK, who, like me, are bumping up against various cultural confusions. Also, prompted by my friends and family asking me to share more information about living in […]

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Blog Action Day 2015: #RaiseYourVoice with caution

I would like to tell you today for Blog Action Day 2015‘s theme of #RaiseYourVoice that I am courageous, brave and strong in my ability to share my views online and off. But I am not. I want to shout out to the world about causes I support and issues I feel strongly about, but […]

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Margaret Atwood: “The ordinary is deeply sinister”

When I first read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck for English class in high school, I remember being bored by a long passage about a turtle crossing the road. It was an incredible book, but I just remember feeling irritated and wanting to jump to the plot, get to the action and see […]

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Book Review: One Pink Muscle To Go by Patrick J. Russell

You may sometimes wonder what life in a small town of America’s West Virginia is like, as I have from my visits to this wild and wonderful state, and while Patrick J. Russell’s book One Pink Muscle To Go may be entirely fictional and imaginatively far-fetched, it does make you wonder how much is make-believe […]

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About being in the Indie Spotlight with Literary Lightbox

Since being in the Indie Spotlight with Loretta Milan’s Literary Lightbox, I’ve gotten new confidence about my efforts in being an indie author. As a newcomer to this adventure, I’ve been overcoming and stumbling from challenge-to- challenge – whether it is getting enough courage to share my writing with the world, or figuring out the […]

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50 Shades of Grey made me do it!

It wasn’t my desire to explore the thrill of bondage and get kinky with ropes. It wasn’t the riveting dialogue or burning romance or tantalizing sex scenes. But there was something about the understated grey cover, the words and the popularity of that book that made me do something. 50 Shades of Grey made me […]

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#InArk Book Launch

I am so grateful to everyone who made it out in the rain on Saturday, 8th November 2014 to celebrate with me for my book launch of my In Ark: A Promise of Survival. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Despite the challenging weather – hey, it was kind of a dystopian mood-setting rain – […]

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Meet my #InArk character Mya Brand in this blog tour

After spending two years developing and writing about main character Mya Brand who stars in my book In Ark: A Promise of Survival, I still don’t think she gets enough attention in my wrting and self-publishing adventures. So a shout out of thanks to Sandra Danby for inviting me to participate in this here blog […]

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DIY PR: Launching a literary genre from Taiwan

Being a fan of all things DIY PR, as part of my work with my PR consultancy the Hai Media Group, when I got to meet the father of cli-fi via email, I was amazed at his story. I’ve gotten to know Dan Bloom who is an American climate activist and journalist living in Taiwan. […]

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Thank you for the tweet love!

If you are reading this here blog post then you have probably supported me with a retweet or shown me some kind of love about my book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ on Twitter. Well, I want to say thank you for this tweet love! To say thanks I am happy to give you […]

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I tip

If you have ever worked hard in a bar or restaurant, anywhere in the world, you’ll know just how little you earn, and how important the extra money from tips can be. I tip. I think you should make sure you always tip as well. Having lived in Britain for about eight years now, I […]

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My DIY PR Workshop for The Mobile Academy

I’m going to be a guest a guest lecturer for The Mobile Academy, teaching a DIY course for public relations, and social media, for mobile industry entrepreneurs.  The course is sold out now, with about 60 participants joining the 36-hour masterclass, being offered at the University College London, through the folks who run Mobile Monday. […]

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Being Fat

As I write this blog post, I am officially in the fat category. I’ve been here about 8 months now —since my baby boy was born— and I haven’t seen an ounce of about 40 pounds I gained during pregnancy just drop off on its own. I don’t think I’m in the obese category, but […]

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My Dad

There is one person in my life who is like no one else on earth. My Dad is probably the most entertaining and interesting guy you’ll ever encounter. You might find him playing one of his instruments in a community orchestra, dressed up like a Monk for his annual pillgramage to “War” with the Society […]

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As a self-taught artist, a writer, and a publicist – I welcome you to my creative online hub, where you’ll get to see some of my works, and find out more about me.

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