When I'm Not Writing Featured

cross stitch01Some of you might find it interesting to know the hobbies writers have, know what they do other than being chained to their desk. When I’m not writing, (or doing something not related to my writing) my hobbies include a variety of activities. I’m a more-than-average gamer, and I love my PS3. That's not the only place where I take a break from my writing world.

But my absolute favorite thing to do is to cross-stitch because I can hear myself think, and at the same time, make a few ridiculous challenging pieces. One piece I made for my sister, Akitee, was a picture of a goat wearing lappa and glasses (more than 250k stitches, the most I've done so far). It takes me months to do one project, but that’s how I unwind. The best part is these art pieces are sold to help fund organizations like MaryMartha Education Foundation, PJs and Blanket Project and Liberia Literary Society, a global online Literary Library of every book written by a Liberian author or/and other authors whose work is about Liberia, for future generations. At least buy staff a cup of coffee. Please, make a donation at their website.

And, for a good time, I am usually at a fundraising rally supporting a worthy cause. Follow the menu links to see what I’ve been up to when I’m not chained to my desk. This is a piece I did of Susanna Lewis and committee members designing the Liberian flag. I enjoyed doing all 96k stitches.

The Other Side of Writing

Building a community of lifelong readers Books for Kids campaign. I've join Sapo & Friends to show my support for childhood literacy in their "Building a community of lifelong readers" Books for Kids campaign. Donate a new Children’s Book at any of my book signing and get $2 off any title.

Keeping children warm with PJs and BlanketsPJ’s and Blanket Project organization offers mothers new pajamas and blankets for children (infants to pre-teens) who is admitted to public hospitals in developing countries.

School building Project-Sanoyea District, Bong County Better Day AcademyThe Better Day Academy Project is a school building project for students in grades K-6. The project is located in Sanoyea District, Bong County in Liberia, West Africa. After a 14 years civil war, Liberia’s educational system was left in ruins along with the people and country. The MaryMartha Education Foundation is contributing to the rebuilding of Liberia’s children's future by creating quality schools in needed areas.

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