A Published Author
Who is Salome Cossa?
She is a 41-year-old single mother of 2 beautiful young adults. A self-employed Marketing management graduate. Her passion is human beings in totality, working with people from all walks of life and making a difference in each person that she meets daily. Currently on her 3rd year studying towards bachelor’s in education only because she wants to make a difference in the teaching and learning sphere of young and old. She is just passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
What inspired you to write this book?
Socio-economic challenges that is faced by women daily. Physical, economic, emotional, financial challenges be it is a single, divorced or married woman. Being divorced twice and as a single parent, Salome could relate to everything she portrayed in writing. What eventually made her to pour her emotions in paper was the loss of my baby sister through femicide. Love, family and succeeding against all odds contributed immensely to producing her first novel/drama book.
What did you learn when writing the book?
She strongly and hardly learnt that life is not a wish granting factory, neither is it a fairy tale with happy endings. I learnt that we can perfectly use every trial and tribulation we face to inspire the next person going through worst phase of their lives. Our stories are meant to inspire others. “She said”
What does the title mean?
It means that whatever challenges we face today should shape our future in the most positive way. The Present is how we live today, however much as tomorrow is not guaranteed but we can paint what we want in it positively.
How long did it take to write a book?
The script was already there since 2016, however when my baby sis got brutally murdered, I put all my emotions in writing day and night for 6 full months. She couldn’t sleep much, instead of allowing depression to get the most of her, she placed her emotions in paper. She is a self-publisher on the 7th month and printed her first batch of 250 copies.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
It truly is, especially if your story is about a topic that is close to your heart. You can either break down and stop writing or you can be inspired to share your thoughts and journey in order to set someone reading your story free.
Are you working on a new book?
Definatly, even though it’s not as urgent as the first one. It is taking a lazy journey with constant changes. It will eventually reach its final stage of publication.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Salome Cossa Book “The Present and the Future” is currently available online from Amazon.com, Take a lot and Loot. It will also be uploaded on Visionary Writings by end of July.