Our Dried Voices and Mount Kilimanjaro

Sunrise from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

On September 9, 2017, I was awakened in my tent at two o’clock in the morning. I ate a big breakfast, put on four layers of clothing and set out for the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing 19,341 feet above sea level, Kili is Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest free-standing peak in the world. I was accompanied by my wife, two … Read more

My Favorite Our Dried Voices Prediction Thus Far

My Favorite Our Dried Voices Prediction Thus Far

Earlier this week, researchers in South Africa began inoculating about 2,700 HIV-negative, sexually active people between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five with the latest vaccine against the virus. An equal number of volunteers will receive a placebo. Each group will receive five total injections during the year and will have their health monitored for another two years. Gita Ramjee, director of the … Read more

5 Things I Learned from Writing My First Novel

Constructing a building as a symbol of building a first novel

In 2014, I published my debut novel Our Dried Voices with Scribe Publishing Company. I learned a lot during the lengthy process of conceiving, writing, editing and publishing my first book. Here are five lessons that stand out two years later. For more lessons on how I conceived, wrote and published this novel, join my free email course Building the Book: … Read more