I'm an author; a wife still in love with her husband after more than a decade together (and Lord knows how we haven't strangled each other in the meantime!); an in-over-her-head, perfectly-flawed and imperfect mum to a tween boy; a best-buddy stepmum to a teenage lad; a total bookaholic and book junkie with an exponentially growing TBR pile; an incompetent housewife desperate to channel Bree van de Kamp & Nigella Lawson (and failing miserably!)... Though my cooking has gotten better... Just don't ask me to enjoy cooking. It's a chore. *grin*
...That being said, I'm in my early thirties and I hail from the multicultural, rainbow-nation island of Mauritius, in the southern Indian Ocean. Recently, I became the holder of a BA in Communications Science, but the corporate world has no grip over me because I tried that life and found I was totally allergic to office politics, one-upmanship and the back-stabbing culture prevalent in Corporate today. I gladly settled to become a SAHM when my son was born.
Since then, the call of words and the prospect of meeting handsome, passionate heroes in between pages of a book have lured me with their siren song, and I've never been happier.
I have been working as a freelance editor since being in my early twenties, and with my bestie and business partner, Natalie G. Owens, we operate Divas At Work, a venture where we offer professional editing and critique service to authors, especially indies.
On the personal side, I'm a TV show addict; a shoeholic (who also has a soft spot for handbags...and coats...and shiny things...); a healthy food nut (clean foods, and yes, carbs are evil!); as well as an exercise junkie! (former couch potato me could never believe she'd say that one day!) And oh yeah, I'm a 2x breast cancer survivor (hence maybe why I became the healthy food nut and the exercise freak...)
And if that makes a difference for you to know this... I am a Muslim woman, and also a hijabi. I tend to think of myself as modern muslimette, but hey, best way to find out if I'm a freak or just a regular, normal person is to befriend me. *grin*
I love meeting people and making new friends (and if you give me feedback on my books, all the better!). Don't hesitate to get in touch with me!
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From Mauritius with love,