Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Dancer Tag: Damigio Esbach

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Bonjour vous les gens Γ©piques

It's a new week with a whole new set of probabilities & awesome paths your life can take.
Let's kickit off with #WednesdayWisdom

See the reason that I do these Tags, is to show you that: 
"Anything is possible if you've got enough Nerve." ~JK Rowling. 

Ms. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Ricard Branson, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Steven Spielberg, Trevor Noah and the list goes on and on. What do they all have in common?

They are YOU!

Yes, they started out just like you, regular, human, with regular families, regular friends, regular skills. But they Dreamed, oh boy did they ever Dream. More importantly, they put in the hard work, the maximum effort & that is truly how they ended up where they are today. You don't need 7 secrets, 20 techniques or an all weekend program to be successful. You need only realize that EVERYONE who ever accomplished anything started exactly where you will start. Once you do, all that anxiety & doubt will disappear, in its place, a beautiful and powerful Magic will start to grow.

The Magic of YOU!

So I beseech you, start to Dream again, start to Believe in You because I already do. I have faith that all of you can & will accomplish incredible and insurmountable feats. Your dream is still there, I promise you it's still there. Reach out and Soar with it.

So let me introduce you to a dancer I recall from the days when my sister use to dance. As with how all these tags start, we connected via social media and I expressed my interest in wanting to do a Dancer Tag. He's a brilliant dancer and his answers are as unique as his name. ;-)


"Let the world tremble as it senses all that you are about to accomplish"


I am Damigio Esbach. Welcome to my world.
Defining the thoughts of the eccentric intellectual artistry.​
I am an individualist with a passion for;
- Dance
-​ Fashion
- ​Martial Arts
- Creative Arts
- Presenting
- ​Script writing

I find beauty in the dark arts and make sure to emote through sadistic words of wisdom, adding philosophy to everything that I do. ​​Life is never a bore when we see beyond...A subjective mindset. "To find yourself, Think for yourself - Be yourself."

Dancing from the age of 11 has brought me happiness, love and pleasure and given me the opportunity to meet and share the stage with many famous celebrities and amazing artists.


Dancer Tag:

When did you start dancing? 
  • At the age of 11. 
What are your favorite styles of dance? 
  • Contemporary hip hop :D 
What are your least favorite styles of dance? 
  • Honestly dance is life, whether it be hip hop to Pasa Doble, I enjoy any communion where my body movements meet music. 
Are you a competitive dancer? 
  • Not necessarily, Dance is one of the aspects that has become therapy to my well being so fortunately for me, the only person that I do compete with is the dancer that I was yesterday. 
What is one dance flaw that you have that you would change? 
  • I am not able to dance in Jeans! Haha I wish I could be as free in them as normal people. 
What is your favorite dance step? 
  • I love to Tutt and I also love locking my body. 
video


What do you want to improve on? 
  • I would love to improve on through dance genres and learn so much more – I was not privileged enough to go for any sort of professional training so I believe there is so much more dance education that is calling my name. 
What is your favorite dance wear brand? 
  • Most of the time we design and create our own dance outfits but I do love Puma and Nike clothes when I dance. Not for the name, I love the style. 

What styles of dance do you currently do? 
  • I do Hip hop, hip cop contemporary, Bollywood, Bollywood contemporary, Tutting, freestyle and then I have my own “style” in every genre that I do. 
  • Watch this dance rehearsal video of Damigio way back when
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What dance studio do you go to? 

  • I don’t unfortunately and I’ve never been part of an actual studio. Passion lives right here in my heart for dance.

What is your favorite dance memory?

  • Opening up for Jay Sean in 2010 and having bouncers escort me to the car cause I had so many people wanting to take pictures with me! I felt famous haha!


What dancer do you look up to?



What style of dance do you find the most difficult? 

  • Traditional Indian dance and Ballet. – since I have knee injuries haha.

Damigio is part of Sitaare Dance Academy
SK Boutique


Why do you love dance? 
I suffer, or should I say, suffered from Chronic depression. Dance and God became my best friend and my savior. Being able to feel every beat and lyric in a song and matching it with a movement in my body became therapeutic and the fact that I get to break free from societal grounds when the stage lights comes on allows me to tap into my “inner self” which honestly, feels like one of my greatest blessings. Dancing not only relieves me but makes me feel more grateful and closer to the almighty.







InsPire US

1. What is the best advice you were ever given? 

  • Randal from Idols told me (When I went onto SA’s got talent) – that I should dance solo because I would go far and one of my “Fans” once said, I should always take myself with me on stage because that is the best part of the performance. That was a compliment but also reminded me to always take a piece of me in everything I do, from concepts to choreography. (In a way it was advice)



2. What has been your biggest achievement so far? 

  • Performing with famous Zee TV actors and international Artists and my biggest achievement was when I was told by someone “You give me goosebumps and it is a pleasure to watch you dance” – the fact that they felt what I felt when I dance, there could be no greater satisfaction.

3. Music uplifts our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up? 


4. Complete the sentence, Happiness is… eating food after a good dance session.


5. Life can be stressful, what are your top 3 things to unwind? 

  • Dance, Pray and praise my good lord and chill with my animals.

6. What is your favorite inspirational quote? 

  • “I ain’t for everybody.. and I Ain’t trying to be” 
  • and also “ It’s not my revolution if I can’t dance to it” (I have this tattooed)


7. If there was just one nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be? 
Always, always, no matter what, embrace your inner fire and create your own self. 
To find yourself, Think for yourself. – Once you understand the significance of this – you will learn to cherish who you are!


Damigio is Currently working on:







“This love is hard” – a dance performance (Choreographed by me) to create awareness for Drug addiction and domestic violence through dance.

In the performance, I am the Addiction and I am the abusive partner but my focus is dedicated to what an actual drug addict would go through, trying to let go of their addiction and what a lady would go through while trying to fight the love she has for a man who has no respect and integrity to value another.





Quick Fire (choose one)

Barefoot or dance shoes?

Tights or no tights? 
No tights please!

Classic or Modern? 

Antique or brand new clothes? 

Books or movies? 
Books definitely – I love reading!

Sky dive or bungee jump? 
Can I do both please?

Want to read more Tags? Check out the previous ones:

Follow Damigio's amazing adventures:

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Book Character Interview with Nomvula #ThePreyofGods


Buenos Dias!!

 Happy Friday Dance!! 



I love this scene! Tom Cruise should definitely do more of this! hahaha was so surprising.
Last week we posted

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden: Cover Reveal


The feedback was amazing! I'm so excited that you're excited for Nicky's upcoming book.
I'm even more jazzed to share with you a special Book Character Interview with the very special, Nomvula from The Prey of Gods book universe.

So the first treat we offer is that You can read the first chapter of the book
 HERE 

Second Treat is the Interview with Nomvula:

Tell me a little about yourself.
  • Well, my name is Nomvula, and I’m ten years old. I live in the Addisen township, a long bus ride from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I’ve never been to the city, but I hear it’s amazing—tall buildings and robots everywhere. I really like it here, too though. Everyone is friendly, except some of the kids who like to tease me about my golden eyes and my sick mother. It’s okay, you don’t have to look me in the eyes if you don’t want to. No one does. 

Err, they’re quite...striking. So my sources tell me that you can fly?
  • People can’t fly, silly. I mean, I used to pretend that I could, but that was way back when I was a little kid. I know the difference between real and pretend now that I’m almost a woman. Who told you about that, anyway?
We have a mutual friend, a Mr. Tau?
  • Oh, him? He says a lot of things that aren’t true. My ma says he’s dangerous. We shouldn’t talk about him. 
Well, what should we talk about then?
  • Mmmm. How about food? My Mama Zafu, that’s my auntie, is the most amazing cook! She takes care of me mostly, since my ma is so sick. Her beef stew just melts in your mouth. Have you ever tried it? It’s beef shins and onions and carrots and tomatoes, plus basil, rosemary, and thyme from her herb garden. Goes great with a tangy slice of beer bread fresh out of the oven. Mr. Tau makes wonderful beer bread, the best I’ve ever had.
I thought you said we shouldn’t talk about Mr. Tau.
  • Well, we shouldn’t, but if we don’t tell my ma that we talked about him, then I think it’s okay. I won’t tell her. Will you?
Of course not.
  • Good. Because Mr. Tau is amazing. He’s an artist, you know. He carves figures out of wood and sells them in the city to tourists. He also tells great stories about the olden days when all there was of the world was a giant scab of lava, then there were walking, talking tree mothers brought to life by animal spirits, and then warring demigods, and then-- 
Did any of those demigods fly?
  • Well, sure, some of them. The ones descended from eagles could soar, high up in the air, with wings that sprouted from their backs. They flew so high, they felt like they could touch the sun! They did tricks in the sky, clouds cool against their skin. And from up there, they could see everything--the land, the ocean, and sometimes they flew so, so far to the next township over, where the kids wouldn’t tease them and make fun of them because their strange eyes or their sick, sick mother. Hey, why are you looking at me like that?
Nomvula, I hope you don’t mind if I ask this again, but can you fly?
  • People don’t fly. 

Yes, people don’t, but do you?

  • (Silence)

  • Sorry, can’t answer any more of your questions. I’ve got to fly. I mean go. I’ve got to go. Walking. Ma’s probably starving in her shack, wondering why I haven’t brought her bowl of pap to her yet. Oh, you know, here’s a great recipe for beer bread, if you’re interested. It’s really good. You’ll love it, I promise. Okay, thanks, bye!



3rd Treat is this AWESOME

Beer and cheese bread for lazy bakers




Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original
A new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor


Add THE PREY OF GODS to your GoodReads TBR now

Pre-Order your copy of THE PREY OF GODS
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Monday, 6 March 2017

Guest Post by Akasha Garnier on the 2017 #Oscars

~ Celebrate What it is to Live a Life ~



Gracias Alfonzo Words for sharing your blogging journey and your recent 200K Page Views per month milestone and success! I am grateful to have shared great social media fun with our coloring image contest, cover reveal, movie and foodie tags, giveaways and live launch for #ShineThroughTheNoise . I am continuing to connect the dots to bring my travel thriller series “Davanti” to the page and silver screen. I am also in talks with adding a sequel to my first indie film, Influence . In the meantime, I will be gathering success stories like Alfonzo Words and some friends and travelers who have put #ShineThroughTheNoise into practice for personal and professional growth. I am still donating 10% of proceeds to my Chicago and LA charity partner: Teen Cancer AmericaWe will be announcing more community events together in the near future! 
With the precedent and political climate set during the 2017 awards season, film aficionados and fashionistas were wondering what #Oscars2017 would bring.

#Oscars2017 ~ Celebrate What it is to Live a Life


Are the Academy Awards representing style or substance? Frequently Oscar movies are about deep subjects and historical journeys, but this year present several new ideas to consider. Many saw "La La Land" as a paean to old Hollywood and the zany lives of many Angelenos in the film industry. Some called it "frothy" and wondered if escapism would prevail, or if the Oscars would play it straight and serious by paying homage to "Moonlight" as Best Picture?

Voila, now we all know what happened next. The Oscar stage and the ballot counts, cast upset as a new norm.

Emma Stone on the Oscars red carpet, shortly before her win for Best Actress. We could see the metallic trend taking shape, accented by political points in pin form.
Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture by Ricardo Tisci/Getty Images.
The Huffington Post framed it on point: "Emma Stone will be the least disappointed of the La La Land crew, having scored a triple win: an Oscar, a Planned Parenthood pin, and one of the best dresses of the night. The gold, fluid-fringed Givenchy gown looked like a more evolved, more expensive version of the yellow dress which Stone wears in La La Land, and it is fitting to stay in character–this is an acting prize, after all."
Viola Davis was the one to beat they said. Here she's poised in Armani Prive. 
She went on to become the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award for acting.
See all the dresses from this year's red carpet.
Check out the men on the red carpet.

As the red carpet parade was underway, K. Patrick Tutera and I were having a photoshoot and catching up on our arrival with photographer and suave driver in tow. Extra thank you and toast to Bre and the Hollywood Roosevelt guest relations team who reached out to make sure we had built in enough travel time and knew arrival protocol.
As the red carpets were winding down. Patrick and I had a chance to catch some candids in character on our way to the Oscars soiree.

Akasha, all dressed up with somewhere wonderful to go! (Photos: Devin Green unless listed otherwise. Akasha's hair by Lisett Munoz and make-up by Alex of Killer Hair.) 
Chauffeured ride paired with truffle pate and Ferrari-Carano.

Patrick Tutera took this photo in the library and then I took the ones of him above and below. 
There were smiles, and I believe we both wear our dimples well. I respect that Patrick is an actor and filmmaker, so we did get a serious one as well. Gotta love the custom tux he purchased for this evening! Well played, bello.


The Blossom Ballroom gourmet soiree was sponsored by Piper champagne. the official champagne of The Oscars. When I asked Bre Smith from the Roosevelt and Blossom Ballroom team if she had a favorite course from the evening's menu, she said: "I'm a champagne girl. As long as there's champagne, everything else is secondary!" She also told me that they knew the dinner should be held in one room - the main event with the grand space where the first Oscars' guest gathered. AND they are gearing up for even more special celebrations as they get ready for the 90th Academy Awards.

Patrick and I both had reasons to celebrate with the his "The Last Hurrah" film festival track and my 
#ShineThroughTheNoise book and branding projects reaching 9 countries and winning Marcom awards. I truly appreciate that we both have things to celebrate. #Truth - the Piper champagne was fantastic! We also both really enjoyed the prime rib carving station and extra tender chicken with sundried tomato.

We both tweeted some highlights from the show (without becoming completely glued to our phones, fortunately). Give Patrick's gamesmanship a look and a follow. (Last Hurrah Film) I am sure we will both have new things to share and celebrate soon!
Check out the foreshadowing and stills from the Best Picture debacle. 

I will leave you with some wisdom from an outstanding speech:

Viola Davis, best supporting actress winner, Fences

"There’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered – that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies, exhume those stories, the stories of the people dream big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost. I became an artist and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it is to live a life. Here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed, and exalted, the ordinary people."

Thank you again Enricoh, and blogging community for this guest author opportunity. I'll see you on the flipside. :)

Cheers & fair winds,

~Akasha Lin


                                        ***
About our Iridescent Guest Blogger

Akasha’s proud of her work as a writer, producer, and actress; she balanced branding work as a writer and producer in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Paris/Cannes, Maui and Hawaii. She excels at helping clients shine with 15 awards/accolades since 2007.

Akasha also enjoys giving back through her Promo Partners 
The main partner right now is The Who’s Charity: Teen Cancer America and her Italian family’s Fantastic Restaurants; Nando Milano 



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Friday, 3 March 2017

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden: Cover Reveal


Buongiorno
Today marks a Special & Momentous day here on the AlfonzoWords blog, as we get a First Look at the Cover of the highly anticipated book, THE PREY OF GODS by Nicky Drayden.

Woooohooo! I'm beyond excited for the release of this book & cannot wait to share the amazing Sci-Fi & Beyond cover with you.

Nicky joined us for a very special & very awesome Interview on Monday, 29 August 2016 titled:


Meet Nicky Drayden

Nicky is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. She’s the author of over 30 published short stories and also serves as the Special Anthologies editor for The Drabblecast, a speculative fiction podcast. Her debut novel THE PREY OF GODS is scheduled for release Summer 2017, from Harper Voyager.

Favorite Book: 

Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

Favorite Author: 

Other than Neal Stephenson, probably Octavia Butler

Follow Nicky's Author Journey Here:
So without further ado its time for that 
First Look at the Cover of this scifi novel.
***Drum Roll Please***


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Are you ready?

Are you excited? :-D
I know I am
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πŸŒŸπŸ’™✨Hello! THE PREY OF GODS!!!πŸŒŸπŸ’™✨

The Prey of Gods

Artwork by Brenoch Adams, cover design by Owen Corrigan.
WOW! Epicness! Legend...Wait for It....DARY!
All I want to do is turn the page and begin reading.

I've read about 3/4 of the book so far and let me tell you something, you've never ever read a book like this before. It's a one of a kind, truly marvelous book with spectacular twists & turns. Nicky has created such a vividly fascinating world. The artist & designer did an unbelievably brilliant job of envisioning the book on its cover.

Publication Date: June 13, 2017, from Harper Voyager
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Description:
In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country…
An emerging AI uprising…
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.
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Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart, even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.

Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original
A new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor


Add THE PREY OF GODS to your GoodReads TBR now

Pre-Order your copy of THE PREY OF GODS
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

200K PageViews P.M!! A year in Blogging & What I've Learned

Welcome to 

Alfonzo Words



WHistle* How time flies when you're having fun.
Can't believe it's been a year already.
Can I just say....
Wooooooooooohooooo! Yippee Ki Yay! 
From the bottom of my heart
Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

Y'all got me feeling:


& Like....




Wow, woah, WOW! I never thought I'd get here any time soon. 200k/ TWO Hundred-frikkin'-Thousand Pageviews per month. Especially since I'd been away most of December and some of January due to a personal abyss I'd been trapped in. But to come back, seeing my blog stats at 200k pageviews was truly truly humbling and heart melting.
So, obviously I had to test the stats and I waited another month to see if it would hit 200k again and won't you dang too-tin know it. As of today my blog hit the mark for a consecutive month!

To all of you, My Readers:
my inspiration, my magical superstars that have made ALL of this possible through your amazing support & fanatical comments. I'm am irrevocably and unequivocally in AWE of YOU. Truly and truly humbled & honored by your return visits to my posts & content.

SO Again I must say:

Thank You!!! Thank You!!!


I am Beyond Grateful


THE CONTENT:

It's been quite the journey, both as a learning curve and an eye-opening experience. I remember starting this a year ago in February of 2016 after I had written my novel The Cured: Rebirth
An excerpt can be found on this post here:

The First Date


I had read that a good platform to build on for authors was a blog so I decided to test the waters. Soon and without any warning I became hooked, if only due to the amazing people that I met through this and all of the unbelievable support in light of my "newbie" status. Post after post was dished out with no specific "niche" in mind. All I wanted to do was post about the things I loved most.
Things like:
And true to my Author Nature, a bunch of short stories too

Mommy Blogger: How I found out I was Pregnant

&

But soon other "Themes" & Weekly fun began to emerge on the blog.
One such Special Mention has to go to The Blog Tag angels, Cassarica & Sumarie.
Who also collaborated with me on The Zemlja Dosta Chronicles.

Their aim is to provide weekly writing prompts for bloggers & support them along their journey.
I had such hilarious FUN with these!
Wrote outside my comfort Zone on prompts like a Beauty Product Review & I can't remember what this prompt was but it was definitely Beauty related LOL

Confessions of a Teenage Blogger Queen


An awesome weekly prompt that was initiated by them were Various Tags based on that week's theme.
For example if that week was all about Movies, then by the end a Movie Tag with fun questions was created.
After doing a few and lovin' them I thought it was time to hear from someone else least I get boring LOL
From this the

Movie Tag: Akasha Garnier

was born and spanned many more interviews with Super-Fantastic & Talented individuals from all around the world.
Including one with a local superstar social media influencer

Inspire Tag: Karabo Mokgoko


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Then on the 4th of June 2016, tragedy struck when I learned my long time Idol Muhammad Ali had passed away. Man, I was gutted, and I had to release all that grief into something positive. I had to share WHY he meant so much to me.
Which produced:

#RIPMuhammadAli - 5 Lessons You taught Me


Readers really responded to the 5 lessons & the condensed version of them.
So I began taking other Iconic figures that Inspired me like Ellen Degeneres (Who's catch phrase "Be Kind to One Another", I use to end each & every one of my posts), JK Rowling (Who is my All time Favorite Author) then summarizing just 5 powerful Life Lessons from them.


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In the year prior I was introduced to the Wonderfully Wonderful world of Personal Development, from this experience I've also included a few posts on that, most notably:

How to OverCome Self-Doubt: A New Perspective to 6 Tips

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In general I make it a rule not to care or get involved in politics, however on during the week of the 12th April 2016 the news became aflutter with news of "The Panama Papers" & after a work friend enticed me with the summary, my Author curiosity was peaked.

The Panama Papers: Who leaked the biggest leak in history?


The feedback was in a word, shocking. To me it was a passing thought that I wanted aired.
  • Irvin Joel made an Infographic.
  • And by 2016/04/19*
  • The Post was Shared/Featured in the French Online Press: http://panamapapers.press/
  • It was said that I wrote with true journalistic flare & reported on the story with new eyes in a new way.
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MY All Time Favorite Post to Date has got to be this one though:

A Life without Traffic


It was one of my first posts as a blogger & one of the best ideas I've ever had. I love it.
I hope #GhostCars is invented one day.

The MILESTONES:

First Post dated Monday, 8 February 2016

Novel: Behind the scenes


The first one was ofcourse my first 10,000 views on the blog but I can't seem to find that one

so the next one was on 14th July 2016, just 5 months from inception:

With the corresponding FaceBook Post

Then remarkably by the 19th October 2016, just under 3 months later:
With the corresponding FaceBook Post

And Now on the 21st January 2017, just another 3 months later:

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With the corresponding FaceBook Post


Don't get me wrong though, I'm not doing this to boast or proclaim.
My aim is to log the journey & the moments that have been important to ME.
Because, do you know what I see when I look at these?
All the AMAZING, brightly lit souls that I've met and have been helping me #ShineThroughtheNoise

Special Mentions include:

Akasha Garnier


  • My EPIC promo partner, my mentor & friend
  • Author of the incredible Self-Help book #ShineThroughtheNoise
  • Without which I wouldn't have reached all these milestones
  • She inspires me Daily


Shelley Smidt-Booys



  • Ah Shells Bells! Inventor of the Word "Shego Boost" - her unique version of supporting others in her circle.
  • Love her to bits, was totally surprised when I heard her speak! hahaha
  • Author, Blogger, Fur Baby Momma & all around beautiful person
  • Her blog just got it's own domain, check out her soulful posts at thedealis.co.za

 Kathe Messina 


  • Also known as the #TwitterGracious Queen!
  • Featured on the blog & is currently the Most Popular post
  • Kathe has a unique flare for making EveryOne feel special on Twitter
  • She also RT's my content daily #MadLove Kathe!
  • Memoir Author coming soon &  ESL Teacher❤️

Eugenia Nazarova

  • An Account manager, branding consultant, blogger
  • Posts about the most unique & innovative marketing/advertising concepts out there
  • Beautiful inside & out, Eugenia has been a great friend for many a months now

200 Saturdays - Christine Tatum


Not Online at the moment but a super amazing & supportive friend. Missing her.

Novelicious




  • Nove is a highly successful & wonderfully mysterious twitter personality
  • She posts daily inspirational quotes attached to beautiful images from authors & other influential icons
  • Has inspired since the beginning of this journey
  • I'm truly honored to know her
  • Talent Publicist & Writer of Addictive Novels

Monica Wilcox

  • An Author, Columnist, Blogger & another twitter mystery
  • Monica, despite her fame is so down to earth just like the others mentioned today
  • She's always up for conversation, pondering this Roller-coaster we call being an Author
  • She posts daily inspirational quotes attached to beautiful images 
  • Grateful for her friendship, feeling kinship in how much I can relate to her

Lelanie Groenewald


  • Always RT's my content
  • Fun, music & anime loving girl from Cape Town
  • Arigato Lanie-chan

Nicky Drayden


  • Amazing Author of the upcoming 2017 release #ThePreyofGods a near future thriller set in South Africa
  • One of the best clients I've ever had the privilege of working with
  • Honored to have her Author Interview featured on the blog
  • Stay tuned for much more of Nicky's book in the coming months
  • Love Love her writing style & unique creativity 







Anna Othitis

SharkkTeethSolo

  • Rapper extraordinaire with +300k followers on Twitter
  • Love's to Twitter boost & share others
  • Featured in a Music Tag blog post
  • Acclaimed Music Artist/Producer/World Peace Representative from Indianapolis, Indiana

Roy Huff ♛

  • Scientist, Teacher, Writer, Blogger, Traveler, Explorer, Thinker, Philosopher, Artist, #Lifehack expert, Author of Kindles #1 epic fantasy bestseller
  • Honestly the question should be what Doesn't this guy Do LOL
  • Roy is an amazing author & someone I aspire to be like someday
  • Featured in a Literature Tag blog post

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  • An inspiring down to earth Male Model at First London.
  • A thief in the night. An heir to a throne. A prince with a dangerous face. 
  • Featured in an Inspire Tag blog post


The Wizard of Om


  • A brilliant mindfulness coach featured on the blog in an Inspire Tag
  • Has always made time to talk me through those anxiety ridden moments
  • Taught me a mindful technique that blew my mind & I love using now
  • Richie you rock bro!

Savannah Shea Blake


  • A true Light in Darkness, Leading the charge to a brighter future for us All
  • Vanna is a miracle worker! 
  • A Life Coach, Magic-Seeker & Rockstar Mom
  • Featured on the blog in an Inspire Tag
  • Has always made time to listen & help me through moments of severe pain
  • She's inspired me to lead a healthier lifestyle, focusing on my self care.


To my BEST Friend & human diary, Benita! 
ARIGATO over & over for your endless support. For being the first one to comment on every post & for always being there through the good & the bad, never changing that beautiful spirit of yours.
You are my rock, my tether, my "Grace"
Can never, ever repay your kindness BUT I intend to spend the rest of my life trying

And Lastly to ALL of you, the readers.

Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

I love y'all & can't wait to continue this journey with you.

Now it's time to ROCK OUT this year all the more

Stay Tuned, Happy Reading & #MADLove !!!❤️❤️❤️

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