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Wife, Mom, Author & Entrepreneur. Navigating my imperfect life while serving a perfect God

A Night Around The Tree & A Promise To Keep…

Hallmark just released it’s list of Christmas movies. I’m so giddy with excitement that I decided to whip out my latest Christmas book set in the Moroccan Mountains. Do you know that it snows there? Yes snow in the Northern part of Africa. Check out a sample from my book A Promise Fulfilled.

Noel” played softly from the Pandora streaming service as the four of them gathered around the lit Christmas tree. The cookies and beverages were long gone and Kojo had just finished reading and explaining Luke 18.

He leaned on the door frame of the kitchen and observed the three people he loved dearly interact. Anisa was putting the cookies on a plate, while Kwame held the napkins and Yasmine balanced the cups of mint tea, cocoa and milk on a tray.

After the first day of observation, Kwame had opened up to the DuBois-Arazis. Grandma Olly made sure he called her Nana and Yasmine’s siblings spoiled him as well. The day he and Yasmine got stuck in Ifrane, Kwame and Anisa had both slept at Salma’s house. His son couldn’t stop talking about all the fun things he and Nisa, as he called Anisa, had done.

Jesus, this is what I long for. I know with Yasmine, I have my work cut out for me. But this Christmas season, do me a solid and soften that woman’s heart.

“If you’re done daydreaming, we could use your presence,” Yasmine said.

Kojo walked to her and took the tray from her. “Don’t you want to know what I was daydreaming about?”

She studied him for a moment, and glanced back at the kids who were setting up around the tree. She turned back to him and shook her head. “With that look on your face, nope.”

“Your loss, baby.”

“Somehow I doubt that.”

“Come on, Mummy, we’re ready,” Anisa yelled.

“Yes, Mummy, come on,” Kojo mimicked.

Yasmine rolled her eyes at him. “So childish.”

He laughed at her. He was going to loosen her up and win her over if it was the last thing he did.

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Hey y’all. writing is going really well. Picked this project back up last Sunday and I’ve made considerable progress. Here’s the first unedited sample from To Breathe Again.


Her boss ignored her plea. “Yes, that’s why I expect you and Lara to get together to exchange notes and all the contacts she has lined up.”
“But Sir…”
“No buts Isoken, you’ve always been one of the best. When you decided to come back, I was excited. You can do this.”
Isoken’s eyes diverted to Tekena who refused to meet her eyes. Instead he scrolled through his phone casually. “Based on yesterday, I think you know enough to go over what I’ll need before next week…”
Dismayed by his audacity, Isoken forced on a smiled but narrowed her eyes at him. Wasn’t this the same man that insinuated she might not know what she was doing? The glint in his eyes told her that he knew he had her stuck.
“Sir, Lara will be back Monday…” Isoken tried again.
Tekena lifted his eyes to Mr. Gambo. “I’m a busy man and every hour is precious. If it’ll be a problem, I can let the Co—”
“Oh no that’s no problem at all,” Mr. Gambo hastened to reassure him. “Miss. Adolo here will be your contact from now on.” He then turned to her. “She’ll make this campaign her utmost priority.”
I can’t believe this clown just threatened our contract.
There was no way Mr. Gambo believed he had that kind of power. But then, one could never be too sure. A smooth American accent and loads of money could make anything happen in Nigeria especially from a famous son of the soil. One thing was for sure, no matter how smooth he was, she was cursing him out after this stunt.
“Good,” Tekena met her eyes for the first time. A smile lingered on his lips. He looked at his watch. “If you you’re free for lunch, we can get started on what needs to be done.”
“Now?” Isoken shook her head. “I already ordered something from across the street. I have another meeting in an hour. And a couple more after that. Besides, I haven’t gotten myself acquainted with the campaign.”
In all honestly, she spent a considerable amount of time the previous evening getting familiar with the project, but she didn’t want to give Tekena the satisfaction. She’d rather eat sand.
“Don’t worry about it. I’ll have my secretary move your calendar around.” Mr. Gambo immediately picked up the receiver, dialed his secretary and gave her instructions.
Isoken glared at Tekena who winked at her. She felt like a prostitute whose pimp was offering her to the highest bidder.
“Okay, that’s settled. Lara should be forwarding her files to you as we speak.”
Isoken turned to leave the office. “Great, I’ll go get my purse.”
She knew her voice held no excitement but at this point she no longer cared. Lara would be excited to let this go. Now it was her headache.
“Oh, Isoken, you can also take the remainder of the day off.”
She paused, took in a breath then turned to face both men, with clenched teeth, she responded. “Thank you.”
I guess I’m having sand for lunch.

Drop a comment, let me know your thoughts. I’m shooting for a November release day. It’s been a long time coming. But it’s coming.

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