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And Another One…

Hi there!!

Happy New Years.

As I write this, its about 8:56 pm EST so technically it’s not 2019 yet. However in my homeland, Nigeria and other places, it is. 🙂

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I want to share with you this verse from Paul “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

Let go of the bad habits and trash of 2018 and embrace the New Year with everything you got. We’re in this race together.

Peace & Blessings,

Unoma

 

 

 

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Reviewing The Past & Looking Towards the Future

Truly blessed and humbled to see the end of another year. As always it is a time for reflection on the past and planning toward the future. I’ve been blessed to do some pretty amazing things this year and I also realistically had some losses. This post however is about the wins.

This year I started my podcast, “Anchor Talk”
Wrote & released my first prayer journal, “Light Pearls in the Dark”
Wrote & released my first non fiction book, “In The Dark”
Wrote & released the last book of the Sons of Ishmael series, “Mended With Love”
Wrote & just hit SEND on my 10th book!! Titled: To Live Again.

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Thank God for strength esp with a whole full time job and family.
Thanks to my supporters & readers for rocking with me.

For the upcoming year, I have some things I want to do and I will be sharing more of that later. First however I want to share with you something that I have had under wraps for a while. In June , I teamed up with Sable Sisters Publishing under their Sable Romance imprint.
To Live Again, my next book will be under Sable Romance. I’m so excited with this new venture!!

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I will be sharing much more about To Live Again in the coming weeks. I will also be modifying the blog a little while restarting the Anchor Talk Podcast. I will write again but it will take a while as I get some other things in order.

From me to you…Happy New Year!

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Peace & Blessings

Unoma

The Last 365 Days

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on the last 365 days and take stock on the good, the bad and the ugly. The “what worked” and “what didn’t.” I struggled for a little bit on whether I wanted to do a recap or not. There was no deep reason, I just didn’t feel like it. The year was as they would say in Nigerian pidgin was”one kain” or here we’ll say “blah”

I don’t know if it was a good year or a bad year but I do know that the Bible says to give thanks in all things. So here I was watching Princes Elena of Avalor ( yep, my kids new fascination) when I pulled out the PC and decided to share with you the highlights of my 2016.

The year started off with me preparing for surgery on my left hand. Although it isn’t my dominant hand.It really threw me for a loop on what I couldn’t do after the procedure and the pain. Thankfully I had already written my sixth  book, He Changed My Name and my seventh The Final Ultimatum which were my 2016 releases. However a writer without a “hand” for 3 months was a hard thing for me. If you’ve followed this blog, I told y’all about it. I was able to rest a lot and do a lot of self care stuff however I wanted to write and I whined to anybody who would listen. (My truth)

As the year progressed and with a lot of therapy I could write again yay! But then came the drama at work. Can you say chaos? Change on its own its hard but chaotic change is a whole issue. With the work being out of order, I still couldn’t produce as I wanted. Then when I did sit down to write, the words would not come. They just wouldn’t come. I was taught a harsh lesson on the reliance on my preconceived abilities. Every good thing comes from God and it is only by His grace.

You see what I mean when I say the year was “one kain”

But….But…It was not all pooh. There were many silver linings in my clouds. And I’m so grateful to God.

I had my first physical book club meeting…yay!! I was so geeked. I’ve had many online events but to actually meet women who actively discussed my book was great! We discussed When You Let Go. They Loved it and I had a great time.

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He Changed My Name was nominated for 3 awards. Building Relationships Around Books CF and BRAB Womens’ fiction. I didn’t get  the award but to be recognized was a total honor. It also got nominated for NWA faith based fiction( Ceremony will take place in Nigeria Jan 2017). It also made it to #34 on the BCCN Best Seller List. That book has exceed my expectation.

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Late summer as I prepared for the release of The Final Ultimatum, I began to pen my first non fiction book. In The Dark is a book birth from my passion to empower and help build confident expectations in the word of God through all of life’s seasons. It along with its prayer journal are slated for release in March of 2017.

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The highlight of my year as an author was attending the Inaugural Christian Book Lover’s Retreat in Charlotte NC in October. I had so much fun! I got to meet readers and fellow authors who shared the same passion for faith and fiction as I do. I also got to meet my shero Pat Simmons pictured in the middle. And of course got to hang out with my sissy, and bestie Nigeria Lockely. She has a great book and party scheduled for 2017. Check her out at nigerialockley.com

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The last several weeks of the year has been filled with preparing for a very exciting first quarter 2017.What to expect? 1. I’ll be revealing a surprise project in my next post. 2.I also plan to concentrate on marketing and promoting my upcoming book. 3. The conclusion to the Sons of Ishmael series will be under construction.4. Ill be attending the Books and Brunch Event

Despite what I thought I’d do that I didn’t do or what I wish I did but didn’t. I’m so grateful God let me see this year to the end and I’m grateful to all of you. My readers and supporters for rocking with me.

The support of my family is immeasurable. They always, always have my back in all I set out to do. I’m so thankful for them.

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My verse for the year 2017  is Ephesians 3:20 and my phrase will be #ExceedingExpectations. That is what I claim for you and for me.

May the good Lord focus and train our thoughts to confidently expect that He will do exceedingly and above all you have asked for.

Cheers and have a very Happy New Year!

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Blessings

Unoma

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