Friday, July 9, 2010

New WM member: Author-Editor Kimani Nelson

Writing has always been an escape for Kimani Nelson. Devout Christian, mother of two boys, and nursing student, has known she wanted to write books since she turned the last page of "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" when she was 9 years old. After that she wrote to reinvent the world the way she understood it or the way she wanted to see it. At the age of 11 she penned her first novel "Yours, Until the End of Time." That book was only published for close family and friends to view. However, 17 years later, her debut novel will be published. She couldn't feel more blessed.

She began freelance editing after cringing from reading one too many typos in a novel. Her love of literacy prompted her to create Perfectly Polished Words Editing. She strives to offer top quality editing at rates sensitive to writers' publishing budget.

Kimani is currently working on a novel titled "Consider Your Ways" I have included a synopsis of the book. If you would like to know more about Kimanis' editing business, visit rates and submission guidelines.

"There comes a time in life when you're forced to stop merely existing and start fully living. All work and no play made Shatima Robinson's struggles through single parenthood more nontraditional than most. Being born to a mother who thought her beauty could buy her way through life & a father she was denied access to even beyond his untimely demise left her wanting so much more for her own child. Love was something she had to teach herself. She focused on giving her son what she was denied as a child, what she owed him, & what he was missing from an absent father whose identity was going to the grave with her.

Loving only on her son works just fine until Rahshaan Bailey, a hustler from her building, refuses to be just another face that she passes by. Learning who she is excites & intrigues him. He knows the truth about her father, but he also sparks unneeded attention from the police. She forces herself to shut him out. But when her son's father resurfaces, Shatima realizes just how valuable having a man like Rahshaan in her life really is. And being with her makes him want to be better."