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JUST SOMETHINGS ON MY MIND…

I’ve had this blog since 2011, but I’ve been blogging since 2009. What happened in between? Well let’s just say I forgot that small little detail of backing up my stuff.

I love pouring out my thoughts. I love pouring out words of transparency laced in encouragement. I truly believe that I help someone that way. Who? I may never know, but along the way, I’ve gotten quite a number of emails. I didn’t blog much in the last two years.

2018 was a year in the dumps for me…everything that could go wrong did. That at all doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything to be grateful for. 2019 was a year of digging myself out of the pits and maintaining. Rough but still there was a lot to be thankful for.

The year, 2019, seemed to be a blur but I remember two very distint things.

1. I released two books last year, both where awarded the Award of Excellence from Romance In Color. That was a huge confidence booster as a hadnt written in about 18months. Although sales from both books could be better. My loyal readers enjoyed both stories.

2. I was freed from the bondage of Cooperate America….LOL. It was once my dream job but those can turn into nightmares after a while. All in all I’m thankful of the 13 year run.

So what does this year hold especially in regards to my books? I really don’t know. I’ve decided to be more fluid with my plans. Transparent moment?…The readership seems to be dwindling for black Christian fiction. It’s discouraging and eye opening. Those who release often are most likely signed to a big publishing deal. Indies, like myself that depend on readers are not making returns. So do we quit or do we release sparingly as the market dictates?

I know I won’t stop but strategy will change some. What I do know for sure…God willing

  • Ether Mustafa or Adeniyi from A Promise Fulfilled will get their story told this year.
  • I’ll release a couple of shorts stories between 35 and 90 pages long. Some will be of new couples, some of old couples you love. I rereleased Full Circle yesterday…check it out https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083DCK456
  • I’ll start blogging again.
  • My active newsletter subscribers will know everything about release or changes FIRST, then my blog, then my group.

That’s all from me for now. I do wanna say …thank you again for being my my side.

What’s on your mind?

Peace & Blessings

Unoma

I Even Forgot To Title It…

Remember I talked about the whirlwind in a previous post? Now I’m going to give you an update on what has been going on so you too will be in the know.

 

 

 

First thing is first, I’m in Lagos, Nigeria. The reason for my visit apart from seeing family and friends is the premiere of my movie #TemptingFate. My husband wrote & directed the movie I worked as a producer…I earned that title..LOL. The movie will show in Nigerian theaters nationwide on July 17th. If you are in Nigeria, make it a date.

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On the 12th of July at 2pm, I’ll be signing and reading from my books at Patabah bookstore Off Adeniran Ogunsanya in Suru Lere Lagos. I really hope to meet my Nigerian readers there. Prizes and surprise guest will be there..:-)

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Now onto publishing news….drum roll please, giving thanks to God,  I’m now signed to Brown Girls Publishing under the Brown Girl Faith imprint. yay! My own publishing company, KevStel Publications is still alive and the Sons of Ishmael series and others stories will be published under it…but Final Ultimatum which is the sequel to The Christmas Ultimatum will be published under BGF in the Spring of 2016! I’m excited to be on this new journey as a hybrid author.

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Speaking of Sons of Ishmael, Anchored By Love which is the second book in the series, is in the proof reading stage but I need to tighten up the end.It should be available for pre order late August hoping to release in October 2015.

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Here is the synopsis:

One request changed everything forever…again

When Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga years ago, it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. However, their attraction can’t be denied. Just as he begins to feel the forbidden emotion, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way across the world. Now, Damisi has a request that only Jabir could fulfill. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. They vow never to see each other again, but fate has a different idea. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.

 

I  shared the first chapter of the book with my newsletter subscribers last month and I’ll share more chapters soon, to get it sign up here

Lastly, I’d like to announce that my books are now available on Jumai Nigeria online. If you’re in Nigeria, you can now order from Jumai and it gets shipped to you anywhere in the country.

I’d like to say thank you for your support of my work. I couldn’t do this without you, sounds like cliche but it is so so true.

Be Blessed.

Unoma

PS: This post went on for weeks without a title…hence the title