One night I decided to write a book...just for me.
It was sort of like a diary. I wrote in my book about being in the hospital with my daughter when she was sick; how I met and married my husband; what it was like when he cheated on me with my sister. You know, regular everyday stuff.
I also wrote how I managed to escape my abusive father, raise the children that I had by him and testify in court about what he did to me as a child.
Yeah, that was one night.
On another night I decided to publish the book that was sort of like a diary. And on that night, like many want to be authors, I dreamed of finding a publisher and collecting a sweet advance because they just knew that my book would sell millions of copies!
But then I woke up...
5 years later I'm podcasting my journey on trying to get my book published the traditional way and learning how to publish it myself, all the while raising my children, working, going to college full time and testifying against our father in court.
Being a writer is a journey. Becoming an author is an adventure!
Let’s Talk About Sex Baby!
Sex can sell just about anything. Books, food, jewelry and even spiritual enlightenment. But when marketing a book about sexual trauma, sex could do more harm than good. Learn the recipe for how to market your work to finicky audiences. And hear how I lost $1300 in the process.
If they aren't careful, creatives can get lost In their creations. This episode talks about taking care of your mental health and ways to do it when you're a crazy writer type.
A candid, explorative conversation into the thoughts and feelings of Aziza Kibibi as a 9 year old child while she's being sexually abused by her father, MTV Music Video award winning Director, Aswad Ayinde.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOU CAN LEARN.
In this episode I share my tried and true hacks on organizing and keeping track of ideas and information for your book, my experience going to school for the first time at 35 years old, and the aftermath of appearing on Katie.
A WORD OF APPRECIATION
After a challenging year, I'm sure we are all more appreciative of our loved ones. This bonus episode is a special note of appreciation to my listeners and everyone who has contributed to the production and publishing of Self Published. Thank you.
Update! New episodes now available on Wednesdays. Also, I’ll be posting episodes biweekly instead of weekly, and I was a guest on "Speaking of Crime". Links in the show notes.
Amazing captivating thrilling suspenseful
I love your narrative skills. I can’t wait to hear me😊
Thank you for this and sharing your pieces of your life with us. I usually get bored with podcasts but your voice, annunciation, insight, mission driven message/presentation...is flawless and had me tapped all the way in (from the first couple of words) You’re a master storyteller/artist of sorts; leaving me wanting more. I’m gonna stop now but I had to let you know how great you are. I subscribed and encourage anybody reading this to do the same. Love and Respect.
Insightful, revealing and entertaining.
This podcast has it all in on bite! It’s a narrative about the author’s experience and stories publishing a book about her life that gives you tips and advice on publishing yourself.
Listening to Aziza’s voice is also is also surprisingly soothing. Most episodes are under 15 minutes so it’s a great listen for your drive to work, while you’re getting ready for your day or while winding down at night.