Tuesday, April 12, 2022






Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eight years ago, I decided to start traveling internationally, and I have managed to see many places in Asia. There are so many places I still want to travel to in the future. I finally found myself on an island in China. The island is called Hainan. I have been living here since 2018 and still love it.

What inspired you to author this book?

I think with every book or story you hear; some personal experiences motivate a person to write or tell a story. My travels and adventures in life inspired me to write Natasha’s Prison.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

Ha Ha Ha. This is a story on its own. The first thing that I was struggling with was the book's title. I found it challenging to find a title that would match the content, and one day I was driving on my way home from the gym. I thought about something and wasn't paying attention to the music. Something triggered me to listen closely to what was playing on my car stereo. I had to start the song from the beginning, and the song moved me. At the time, I listened to Chris De Burgh's Natasha Dance.

From there, I fell in love with the idea of Natasha's Prison. I got in touch with a graphic designer, and through many conversations, we finally found the concept.


Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

I have a friend that I meet with once a week for our routine catch-up, and at the time of writing, I would write during the week and read what I’ve written when we meet up. She has inspired me to keep on going and complete the project. She also inspired me to fulfill my dreams of becoming a published author.


What were the struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

This book speaks about many sensitive topics. The biggest obstacle I faced was dealing with sensitive issues with as much care as it deserves. I know how easily people are offended by specific topics, and I have tried to find my way through telling a story that is appealing and relatable.

Tell your readers about your book.

Natasha’s Prison is a heartfelt story written about Harry and Natasha. The harmonious relationship between the betrothed ended abruptly, leaving Harry in despair and fighting for freedom from his depression. He uncovered a web of twisted truths and many riddles. The phoenix rose from the ashes.

Who is your target audience, and why?

Most probably women of all ages and walks of life. I say this purely because finding a man that likes reading romance books isn’t easy.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?

My greatest success is definitely publishing my first book! But second to that was being able to create a song from one of the chapters in the book. When writing and editing, I found this chapter to speak to me in a rhythmic way. The song is called Just One More Thing and is available on most leading music platforms.


What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I will leave that question to be answered by the readers of my books. I think some phenomenal writers share the same genre!