It’s been a while I checked in so I felt you deserve double greetings. 🙂
How are you all doing? It’s the last day of October 2017. Time waits for no man. By His grace, I continue to work on the sequel to Knit Together. If you are yet to read Knit Together, you can one-click here to meet the characters. My current publication date goal is February 8, 2018. I’ll keep you posted if things change. To whet your appetite, I’m sharing a snippet from Difficult Decisions. Take care!
Ixora Berhanu was alone in the bed and breakfast’s office when her cell phone dinged. She dropped the pile of receipts in her hand on the laminate desk and picked it up. The text message came from her sister Marigold.
It’s Thursday and we have another exciting #WriterSpotlight interview for you. Today’s guest is Vivian Kay, author of two books. Apart from the great advice she gives, Vivian let’s us in on some secrets social media doesn’t know about her. You don’t need us to tell you that this is an interview to read!
Hello Vivian, please introduce yourself to us.
Vivian Kay is my pen name. I’m a Christian fiction writer, a mother, wife, and therapist living in Canada. When I’m not writing, I enjoy playing scrabble, dancing and snuggling up with a good book.
When did you start writing and how has your writing evolved over the years?
I started writing at the age of twelve. I now know the type of stories I want to tell. I have also gained confidence in my ability to tell them in a unique voice.
My sister-writer Unoma Nwankwor was the first person to talk to me about an author tagline. I’m glad she did because it made me think about the kind of faith stories I wanted to tell.
When I published Secret Places, I was forced to have some interesting conversations with family and friends about the issues discussed in the book. I’m still polishing my tarnished halo. Will appreciate any anti-rust tip.
On a serious note, I’m thankful that we don’t have to be perfect before we can stand in God’s presence. He knows everything and He still cares. Isn’t that liberating?
Praise God. It’s January 3rd. Happy Pub Day to me. Knit Together is now available on Kindle, OkadaBooks, Kobo, Nook and iBooks. Thanks for all the support and encouragement as I worked on the book. It really made a difference.
This song was on repeat while I wrote several scenes in the story. If you have never listened to this song, please click on the video. It will bless you.
While making this poster I decided to use the word joyful instead of merry because I realized that for so many people these are not merry times. I chose joyful because I believe that the joy God gives is not dependent upon our circumstance whatever that may be. And hope according to God’s word does not make us ashamed. It will not leave us without an anchor. As we count down to 2017, I pray His joy and hope for you and yours. Amen.
When I hear people use the phrase “fake it til you make it” I don’t think of the self-fulfilling prophecy or confidence building angle. Instead, I think of the damage that could occur from living a life in which you force your authentic self into a foreign mould.
There are no guidelines around what to fake, how long you have to fake it, or what to do when faking it doesn’t work.
Perhaps instead of faking it til we make it, we can faith it til He wills it. I know there’s a peace that comes from being where He wants you to be.
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121 New International Version (NIV)
NASP: “You’re taller.”
WASP: “Bros, na so. I get better spine.”
NASP: “Hmm. I still don’t understand why you had to bring some balm with you. We have lots here.”
WASP: “Aboniki no be common balm o. Na my fortification against any yeye winter cold be dat. You wan sniff am?”
NASP: (shakes pages) “Oh dear. Em, welcome to Canada.”