Monthly Archives: October 2009

Take this all writers. God’s giving you some comfort

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” — Jesus’ invitation to you in Matthew 11:28-30, The Message.

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A Children’s Writer

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O.K. I know what Quick Press means on WordPress. Just a quick way to post. As a children’s writer I am finding my way in this blogosphere and wondering where I’m going to end up and how it’s going to help my writing and freelancing.

Oh well, God, who sent me here, knows. I guess since this blog is called Childrenswriter100, I’d better say something about my book, “Tunde, the Little Nigerian Prince”.

‘Tunde is the son of a Nigerian King. He is a very bright boy and catches the eye of an American missionary. The missionary wants ‘Tunde to attend school, but his father, the King, is initially against it. But the missionary is persistent and eventually ‘Tunde gets to go to school. He grows up to become a doctor and my dad. Isn’t that fun!

Children will love reading about Tunde, as he grows up in his village of Egbe, Nigeria, West Africa (which is now a bustling town), having fun, playing with his friends and learning how to behave properly in his culture.

This book, the first of seven in a series, was written for my two children, who needed a story about grandpa. We lived in America and my dad, their grandpa, lived far away in Nigeria. They are now 30 and 26 years old, but my two grandchildren now have the book to enjoy. They are 10 and 6. 

In my travels across America since 1991, when I sold it under my own label, it always sold out and children loved to hear it read to them. I hope you enjoy it just as much as everyone else.