Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Liebster Award

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Hi Everyone,

It is an honor to once again receive the Liebster Award. This time, it was given to me by joyfulyue.wordpress.com. It is a wonderful blog that follows the life and experiences of a teacher. I highly recommend that you check it out.

Today, I will list new bloggers for the Liebster Award that I have previously forgotten to add or just came across recently. For those of you who are nominated, the rules are below:

 

Rules to follow:

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the ten questions given to you by your nominator
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award
  4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Notify your nominees

Here are questions from joyfulyue.wordpress.com:

  1. Who / What inspire you to start blogging? I wanted to express ideas and write words that would touch and inspire people.
  2. When you have writer’s block, what do you do? I wait for inspiration.
  3. Who is your favourite author? I don’t have one but many: Bill Richardson, Henry David Thoreau, Marguerite Duras, JK Rowling, William Slater, Jacquie Gordon.
  4. What would you do if you had nothing to fear? I have no idea. I do not know what that feeling is like.
  5. Would you rather be hated or forgotten? I would rather be forgotten.

The ten bloggers I nominate for the award:

1. A Blog on Prayer

2. So, You Think You Can Teach ESL?

3. Miss Ananda’s Blog

4. I Might Need a Nap

5. Teach From the Middle

6. The Professor

7. Gotta Say Thanks!

8. Journey of Redemption

9. Faith & Virgin Cosmopolitans

10. Insight From a Woman’s Heart

The ten questions for my nominees:

1) Why did you feel the need to start a blog?

2) Sunsets or Sunrises?

3) What is the last good movie that you have seen?

4) How would you describe compassion?

5) What is your favorite animal and why?

6) What is your favorite movie quote?

7) What is your ideal vacation?

8) What was your childhood dream?

9) If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

10) What and when was the last book you read?

Alright, that’s it for now. Congrats to the award winners, and thank you joyfulyue.wordpress.com for the award!

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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Kingdom of the Sun and Christopher Columbus

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Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, I had the honor and joy of being a guest poster on Miss Ananda’s blog in a post titled Kingdom of the Sun, 10/14, and Education. In that post I discuss the very interesting relation between my book, Kingdom of the Sun and Columbus Day (10/14). I guarantee it’s a great read! Please check it out at the second link or select this one.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

Kingdom of the Sun’s First Review

My book, Kingdom of the Sun. Now available.

My book, Kingdom of the Sun. Now available.

Hi Everyone!

If you’ve ever wanted a different viewpoint of Kingdom of the Sun from someone other than myself, I invite you to read my book’s first review by author, self-publisher, and independent artist, Cristian Mihai. And if you like his review, I suggest you check out his blog and books well. Cristian is also in the process of raising funds to keep his dream and blog alive; a worthy cause, I believe. So, feel free to check that out as well.

 

You can read Kingdom of the Sun’s first review here.

For more information on where to purchase Kingdom of the Sun, please see the previous blog post or select this link.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

Light Up the Darkness: Kingdom of the Sun Now Available

Kingdom of the Sun-5Dear Readers,

There is an unverified quote by Bob Marley in which he states to “light up the darkness.” Whether he actually said this or not, I believe this statement to be powerful. And it is with that that I would like to announce Kingdom of the Sun as finally being available to the public in eBook and print formats.

My goal in writing Kingdom of the Sun was to indeed reveal and question things that are normally hidden in the dark as well as bring things to light that should no longer be hidden. This fictional novella will incorporate many of the topics discussed on this blog (such as issues in education and what it means to see a person’s soul) and much more.

When you take a look at the “You and the Characters of Kingdom of the Sun” post, I hope that you will be able to not only relate these characters to your own lives but see the light and darkness that each one possesses. There are many who represent darkness and many who represent light. What’s more, are those of us who are darkness masked in light.

It has brought me immense joy and freedom to write this book, and I hope that you feel the same when you read it. I hope it captures you, invigorates you, and inspires you as well. Most of all, I hope that it is able to shed lights of happiness, enlightenment, and joy in your lives.

For more information on Kingdom of the Sun and where it can be purchased, please see below or follow this link.

Summary

Apple ($2.99)

Amazon Print ($6.64)

Amazon Kindle ($2.99)

Sony Kobo  ($2.99)

Barnes and Nobel Nook ($2.99)

PDF ($2.99)

RTF ($2.99)

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Peace and Love,

Ariffa

Light on the Way: Kingdom of the Sun Available on 10/14/13

Kingdom of the Sun's Back Cover. It will also available in ebook for the nook, Apple products, Kindle, and more.

Click to Enlarge: Kingdom of the Sun’s Back Cover. It will also available in ebook for the nook, Apple products, Kindle, and more.

Dear Readers,

It brings me great honor and happiness to announce that Kingdom of the Sun will be released in print and eBook editions on 10/14/12! It’s been a long time coming since I was blessed with the inspiration to write it several years ago, and I thank each of my followers for sticking with me along the way. And, this was the best part of writing the book: having the desire and will to inspire and make a change through my words.  This was also the hardest: although I knew what I wanted to say, I had to create and craft characters that could not only reflect such but relate to you (the readers) as well.

If you would like an idea of what Kingdom of the Sun will be about, please select the links below:

 Book Summary

You and the Characters of Kingdom of the Sun

I created my book’s characters so that they can be as relatable as possible. This makes their situations and difficulties more realistic and understandable.

Kingdom of the Sun Theme: History

This post discusses history in terms of it being a tool for propaganda and control.

Kingdom of the Sun Theme: Education- The Love of Teaching

I talk about the significance and power of love in teaching.

Kingdom of the Sun Theme: Seeing

In this post, I question what it means to truly see someone for who they are. I also talk about something called the Role Theory.

Kingdom of the Sun Theme: Change…Will You Make It, Take It, or Question It?

Change happens in our lives everyday. Sometimes we are making it. Sometimes it is made for us. What matters most is how we react to it.

Kingdom of the Sun Theme: Education…It Starts at Home

It can easily be agreed that education is extremely important. The question of what it means to be educated is something I often talk about. This post tackles the unfortunately forgotten and misunderstood fact that education starts at home.

In the acknowledgments section of my book, I talked about my writing being inspired by a 12th century French woman named Héloïse and how she shined in a society that told her otherwise. I believe that we are all facing something of the sort, whether it is social pressure/conformities, if we are in a job that doesn’t allow our true light to shine, etc. I want Kingdom of the Sun to help you to never forget the light that you possess, and that though others may try to clothe it in darkness, it is up to you to let it shine through. So let it.

I hope that those of you who have followed me will stay tuned for Kingdom of the Sun’s launch.  And if you have yet to follow me, I hope today’s post has brought you on board on this wonderful journey.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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