Runaway – Debut novel!
Writer, Traveler, Rebel Diva
Who are you?
I’m a writer, adventurer, entrepreneur and a rebel in my own way. I left home in my late teens and put myself through school by myself. Then, I worked my way through the corporate world for more than a decade and hold an MBA from Europe and a Bachelor’s degree from North America. My life’s passion, however, is what I do now, writing and connecting with fellow readers around the world. This is my dream job.
Where are you from?
I’ve been an accidental traveller all my life and have lived in four continents to date. I was born on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, spent my childhood in the savannas of Southern Africa and I’ve worked in South East Asia, North America & Europe. I’m from nowhere in particular and everywhere at the same time!
How do you spend your time?
Books are the love of my life. I love to read and have pledged to read one book a week this year. Come join me in the challenge or follow my weekly reviews on Goodreads.
I used to be an adrenaline junkie and have gone white water rafting, rock climbing, bungeeing and have even jumped out of a small plane at three thousand five hundred feet, solo. But I still don’t know how to ride a bicycle. Yet. My favourite pastime is to cook and bake in my kitchen with a glass of red wine on the counter and some sweet jazz playing in the background.
What’s your mission?
My mission in life is to inspire girls, especially the young women who live in the darkest corners of our planet. These are sad places where girls don’t matter and where women have few rights, if any. They are pulled out of school to marry men four times their age, forced into bondage, trafficked across borders, and sold off for a mere few dollars. I want to inspire these girls and young women to stay strong against their adversities, to grab onto chances, and to never back down. I want them to know they matter and they are not alone.
I write to entertain, but more importantly, I write to inform the world about what happens to the most vulnerable populations in our world today. And if only one girl, just one girl, stands up for her rights after reading my work, then I will have done my job.
I envision a world where every girl in the world gets to go to school in a safe and nurturing environment.
I envision a world where every girl gets the choice to decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life after school.
“I hope my achievements in life shall be these: that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, that I will have given help to those who were in need, that I will have left the earth a better place for what I’ve done and who I’ve been.”
by Carl Thomas Hoppe
If you’d like to work with me, there are a few things you might want to know:
- I work with those who align with my principles
- I work with those who believe in egalitarianism
- I am not afraid to speak truth to power
- I will not be censored
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