Thursday, 11 January 2018

Welcome to all my new Readers.


Rick Warren said, 'We are all human beings having a spiritual experience. Life is preparation for Eternity. - One day my heart is going to stop and that will be the end of my body but not the end of me. I may live 60 to 100 years on earth but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. Life is the warm-up act, the dress rehearsal."
A pastor at a funeral this week reminded us that we all have an expiry date.
Regardless of what country we live in, or what we look like, we are all human beings having a spiritual experience in preparation for eternity.
Yesterday was my neighbour's daughter's funeral at the Seventh Day Adventist church.
After the service, we were invited for refreshments in another building at the side of the church.
I wanted to use the restroom so I went there.
There was a step-down that was not clearly defined and I fell face forward and damaged my nose and lip.
Other parts of my body were bruised.
I was spitting blood and that scared me, but later realised it was from a cut on my lip.
I screamed for Rashiff and he came and lifted me off the floor and a huge crowd gathered to sympathize with me.
My neighbour had two doctor relatives there and they checked me out.
It was a horrific experience and we came home right away.
The church minister had just preached from Ecclesiastes 3, "There is a time to be born and a time to die."
I wrote a book based on those words. It is on Amazon.
He said that funerals are dress rehearsals and every one of us has an expiry date.
When I fell, I really thought that it was my expiry date.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Press Release from Readers Favorite for 'How to Write for Success.'


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing book "How to Write for Success" by Brenda Mohammed, currently available at Amazon.

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite

Author Brenda Mohammed gives the reader valuable nuggets of truth to use within their own writing career in How To Write For Success.
There is a brief introduction listing the various books the author has written and her ability to encompass different types of literature.
The purpose of this book is to show readers that the author has a passion to help other readers fulfill their lifelong dream of writing their own book.
I really appreciated the personal stories on how the author writes her own material and how important research is, even before one begins to write.
She also lists several Facebook groups she has joined to help promote both her material and herself as an author.

One of the best statements I appreciated within this book is: “A book description is your sales page.
It will sell your book. Make sure it is engaging and can turn a browse into a buy.”
This is great and valuable information for a writer to understand.
There is also listed the importance of copyrighting the material, getting an ISBN number, etc. Whoever gets the ISBN number is considered the publisher.
The author has the choice of getting their own or letting the publisher get it for them.
Pre-orders are very important to an author.
Creating excitement before the book is even printed is huge.
There are also many listed things that one can do following publication.
Branding yourself is also very important.
People must know about you and your material, how to find it and consider reading it.
I really enjoyed all the links provided in the e-book, allowing the reader to go to various publishers, writing aids, Facebook groups, etc.
This is an asset to any writer at any level, given the detailed information, but for the beginner it is a must-have!"

You can learn more about Brenda Mohammed and "How to Write for Success" at Readers' Favorite where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

Readers' Favorite LLC
Media Relations
Louisville, KY 40202
800-RF-REVIEW
support@readersfavorite.com
https://readersfavorite.com

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

What Reviewers are saying about 'I am Cancer Free.'

Today I will share with readers what reviewers are saying about I am Cancer Free.

I am Cancer Free - A Memoir was voted Winner of Mc Grath House Indie Book Awards 2016 in the category Best Non-Fiction.
To read the full reviews go to Amazon Universal Link.

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Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
I Am Cancer Free by Mrs. Brenda C. Mohammed is the poignant memoir of the author's personal battle with cancer. Her faith in God and proving that ovarian cancer need not be a death sentence are what make this memoir a heartrending read. The author's 'never say die' attitude, the decision not to give up in life, and finally being cancer-free will encourage everyone who has been diagnosed with the disease or who has suffered from cancer. The memoir recounts from the time of diagnosis the experiences the author went through during the treatment, her emotions, fears, finances, until the successful treatment of the disease. It is a courageous story of survival, faith, and strength.
The author chronicles every step of her journey methodically, without leaving anything out, making the narration very personal, honest, and palpable to readers. The presence of God in everyone's life, a positive attitude, and the power of prayers run through the memoir. The author reiterates the fact that faith in God removes all obstacles in life. The conversational style of writing connects well with readers, making it easy for them to understand her journey. The author has also shared the poems she wrote during that phase in her life, where she again speaks about her story, faith in the Lord, and a Higher Power. For all those who are suffering from cancer and are battling the disease, this book is a must-read as it will give them hope, strength, and courage to fight the disease.
2.This was a touching and heartfelt account of the author's personal journey dealing with what could only be a terrifying ordeal.
Thanks to her faith in God and ability and willingness to travel out of the country for medical care, she won the fight and is here today to inspire us all
3.“I am Cancer Free “ is Brenda Mohammed’s personal story. She describes her battle with cancer including the cancer diagnosis, search for doctors, chemotherapies, tests, surgeries, costs, travels back and forth from Trinidad to Miami, and the moment she is declared by the doctor to be cancer-free.But it’s more than that. It’s a testament to Brenda Mohammed’s will, her faith in God, and the love and support of her families and friends.
4. A warm memoir told in a poignant, heartbreaking way by Ms. Mohammed.
It is inspirational, informative and honest as this story tells of the love of a family and the strength of the patient coming together to fight against the most awful disease ever to strike mankind.
5. This true story should be read by every person who has been diagnosed with or who has ever suffered from cancer. Their loved ones will also benefit from reading this autobiographical account.
During all the upheavals, the author never lost her faith in God. Her undaunting faith upheld her and comforted her during this dark period of her life. Her story clearly demonstrates that faith in God surmounts all obstacles.
5.What I will say is that everyone should read this book. We are all touched by this horrible and untimely disease, and reading the author's story helped me understand a little more how my father might be feeling. Whilst I know he will never be cancer free - I wanted to understand more.
It's emotional, heartfelt, honest and transparent. The author has told the story with true authenticity.
6.I was truly mesmerised throughout this true story, memoir - Brenda is an inspiration with her strength and her unfailing belief in God. The story takes you through her experience with Cancer, her decision to never give up and fight, and her pursuit of the right treatment for her - even if it meant going to another country.
7.Truly remarkable! The author shares her battle to beat ovarian cancer. She takes readers on quite a journey from life before diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. She also provides enlightening insight on staying strong and the power of prayer and a positive attitude.
Brenda Mohammed - what a journey – and an inspiration. An excellent memoir.
8.A wonderful memoir about a woman who never lost her faith in God even when tested by cancer. A touching story about how family and friends can make a tough journey more bearable just being there in support of their loved one. Great job Brenda.
9.A heartfelt account of Brenda's personal experience dealing with cancer. She details when she was first diagnosed, her treatment, her experiences right through to her wonderful news that she is now cancer-free. Her book is easy to read and gives great insight & advice on what family & friends can do to help loved ones going through cancer treatment. Definitely worth reading!
10.“I am Cancer Free “ is Brenda Mohammed’s personal story. She describes her battle with cancer including the cancer diagnosis, search for doctors, chemotherapies, tests, surgeries, costs, travels back and forth from Trinidad to Miami, and the moment she is declared by the doctor to be cancer-free.
But it’s more than that. It’s a testament to Brenda Mohammed’s will, her faith in God, and the love and support of her families and friends.
11. This book is a moving account of the lady's fight against cancer and it gives hope to others who are fighting this terrible disease. I believe her strong faith played a part in her healing. I believe this book to be helpful to other fighters and loved ones of people who are suffering from this disease.
12.
I am Cancer Free is an extremely positive title for something that is so terrifying to pretty much all of us, were we to be diagnosed with it.
No illness is pleasant, but surely cancer is one of the very worst, and although survival rates are increasing all the time depending on the type of cancer concerned, it is good to know that the author, who thankfully defeated this terrible disease, overcome it in order to pen this extremely good read.

Here is a Video Book Trailer.


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

What Reviewers are saying about Retirement is Fun.


The series continues this week with what reviewers are saying about my memoirs. Today I will share an extract of reviews for Retirement is Fun.
To read the full reviews go to Amazon Universal Link.



1. An enjoyable account of retirement from an amazing author!
Ms. Mohammed recounts in great detail her decision to embark on a totally new career, with its ensuing challenges and rewards, after retiring from a successful career in banking.

2. It’s the web of family closeness facilitated by Brenda from which she draws strength in her darkest hour as she is afflicted with cancer and successfully grapples with retirement. It is in Brenda’s indefatigable efforts to champion the cause of family even as she journeys through a series sicknesses, births and deaths sequences and remains unfazed that a true hero is born.
3. "Retirement is Fun", is a seamless account of family life, hard work, and dedication. The author talks about her impressive career from banker to an insurance agent, to a lifetime member of the company that she worked for. Through it all, she beat the odds of life-threatening health problems.
4. Enlightening and inspiring, author Brenda Mohammed takes us through a bird's eye view turned fly on the wall look at her life. Banking? Insurance? Exotic holidays? For some of us, such a life is beyond our reach. For those of us to strive just be a little bit better at what we do, each and every day, we are the kind of reader suited to this book.
5. Anyone can read it, but you will be pleasantly surprised just how the author takes on new challenges with gusto. True, she has a large family and strong network of friends egging her on, but this is clearly her own tale, and how retirement is anything but a door closing.

6. After working for many years, it is difficult to pack up your job and leave an establishment, which became like a second home.
The author wondered what she would do when she retired at a very young age. It was the policy of the bank in those days.
The birth of her grandchildren brought much joy into her life. Her book is filled with inspiration and hope and it is one that everyone should read whether you are retiring or not.

8. Take a flight into the fascinating and fast-paced life of author Brenda Mohammed as she reflects on her years of early retirement. “Retirement is Fun” reads like a journal detailing the many aspects of Mohammed’s post-retirement days spent traveling the world. We follow her and her family as they globe-trot from their native Trinidad to the world’s largest cities, including Rome, London, and New York, to more exotic locations, such as Spain, Anguilla, and Columbia, and to popular tourist destinations like Hollywood and Las Vegas, as the author gives her impressions of each stop along the way.

9. "Retirement is Fun", is a seamless account of family life, hard work, and dedication. The author talks about her impressive career from banker to an insurance agent.
10. A well-written chronicle of the author's experiences and adventures since her retirement from a long career in the bank
This inspiring book tells of the many adventures experienced by the author after retiring from a banking career.
You can read the full reviews on Amazon Universal Link.
In case you have not yet read the book it is available at Amazon Universal Link and Books2Read Universal Link.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

What Reviewers are saying about My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living.

Happy New Year again, Readers.
Today I start a new series of 'What Reviewers are saying about my Memoirs.'
My first Memoir was, My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living."
I published that book in 2014.


Winner of Metamorph's publishing Summer Indie Book Awards in Bio/Members second place, here are extracts of what Reviewers are saying about the book.

To read the full reviews go to Amazon Universal Link.


MY LIFE AS A BANKER

1. A monument to the author's successful career in banking as she rises from a bank clerk to several managerial positions.
2. This book would appeal to readers who enjoy memoirs, insider stories of a different age and different cultures, and anyone looking for confirmation of the strength that can be gained from an upbringing that fosters a belief in God.
3. My Life as a Banker: A Life worth Living]] is a wonderful story detailing how the author started at a clerical level and rose to a senior position, solely on the basis of her dedication, hard work, and intelligence.
4. It is an unforgettable account of the crisis, choices, and challenges she faced in her life. It's about facing impossible circumstances, knowing there is a flicker of hope, and realizing that God is closer to you than your own skin. Great writing with such an interesting premise and structure.
5. A quick, easy read, this engaging memoir provides a glimpse of life few of us have seen. Both history and geography combined with the author's positive outlook to bring her story to life. Most enjoyable
6. My Life As A Banker is a fascinating, intimate story. The author has an engaging writing style that draws you into the story and you feel as though she is talking directly to you, the reader. There is a nice balance between the professional and the personal and while I found the professional aspects rewarding, the highlight for me was reading about the author's interesting life.
7. The book "My Life as a Banker" is a memoir about Brenda Mohammed's early decision to become a banker and the successful career she forged throughout her life.
8. She did not give up, and her success was well-deserving. This book is an encouragement and example to all. Happy reading.
9. It was interesting to see how banking was in another country than the United States. Being a banker myself, I found it interesting and could relate to several tasks that are mentioned. I like the way her family was woven into the story.
10. 'My Life as a banker '' by Brenda Mohammed was an inspirational journey. The author's faith guided her through tribulations and threatening circumstances, and she rose above them. The way she faced challenges was exemplary and was reflected by the guidance of her upbringing and her close connection to her family
11. Don't let the title with the word 'banker' in it fool you into believing this book is for finance professionals only. It is actually the true and inspiring story of one woman's immense faith and family that helps shape her into the powerful, yet humble woman she would become.
All the above reviews are five-stars.
Readers, there is only one critical review.
It is a one-star and the headline is Hardly a life worth writing a book about,
You be the judge of that and tell me what you think.
I look forward to your comments.
Read the reviews on Amazon.

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My Life as a Banker is available at Amazon Universal Link and Books2Read Universal Link.




Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year to all my Readers

Happy New Year to all you wonderful Readers.
2017 was a great year for me and my family.
I pray that 2018 will bring immense blessings to each and every one of you.
You have brightened up my days with your warm comments, reviews, and quotes.
I love you all and wish only the best for every one of you in the New Year.

Participation in Forums Pays.


Does it pay to participate in Forums? Yes, it does....literally. I won in September and December. I had no idea that prizes were being awarded for participating.
So lesson No 1 - Participate in Forums.

On Sept.30th 2017, I received this email from Readers Favorite.
I chose the entry into the contest for US$300.00 for Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka.

"Hello, Brenda,
Congratulations, you have won the Readers' Favorite Forum Best Tip Contest! As a thank you for your wonderful tips we can offer you a free 5 Express Review package ($199 value) or entry into our contest with up to 4 categories ($300 value)! You can have either prize and you can use it for any book you like. Just let me know what works best for you.
Sincerely,
James Ventrillo
jventrillo@readersfavorite.com
https://readersfavorite.com

On December 1st, 2017 I received another email so I chose the entry into the contest for, I am Cancer Free.".

Here is the email I received:
"Readers' Favorite
1st. december 2017
1:49 PM (1 hour ago)
to me
Hello Brenda,
Congratulations, you have won the Readers' Favorite Forum Best Tip Contest again! As a thank you for your wonderful tips we can offer you a free 5 Express Review package ($199 value) or entry into our contest with up to 4 categories ($300 value)! You can have either prize and you can use it for any book you like. Just let me know what works best for you.
Sincerely,
James Ventrillo
jventrillo@readersfavorite.com

What Reviewers are saying about How to Write for Success: Best Writing Advice I Received.
1. An excellent in-depth guide on how to structure your story!
2. A Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book. A Must-Have for All Writers!
3. This book not only reveals secrets about how to be successful but it's filled with heart and a work of love.
4. It gives you everything you could want to become an author! Wow. Bravo. I wish it had been around when I started.
5. Essential reading for all aspiring self-published authors.
6. This book offers such valuable information for all of us experienced or not!

How to Write for Success: Best Writing Advice I received
by Brenda Mohammed is available at Draft2Digital and Amazon.
Digital List Price: $2.99
Paperback $8.00