Milo Mlangeni – Author Interview

About the author

Milo Mlangeni was born in rural Stanger, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She currently resides in Johannesburg. Milo is a born-again Christian and she has served in different capacities as an intercessor, counselor, and guest speaker at women’s events. She holds a Diploma in Theology.

Milo is currently a Public Health specialist. She has authored and co-authored academic publications. ‘STRENGTH FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW’ is Milo’s second book, her first bestseller titled ‘RISING ABOVE LIMITATIONS’ published in 2013. Milo’s leisure time is spent mostly on reading, writing, theatre, and traveling.

“I grew up with a great zeal for reading, and I had an active imagination, to date. Throughout primary and high school, I enjoyed reading; as a result, I used to be a day dreamer as I would basically live the contents of the book in my imagination. While still trying to find a suitable career path for myself, I studied theology full time in Durban. During this period, I took my writing desire seriously, and felt inspired to start writing Christian books,” Milo says. Milo is currently still furthering her studies as a PHD student. “I can honestly say that I am now enjoying my career choice, and I am enjoying the chance of expressing my thoughts and life lessons through being an author,” Milo says.

It’s Q & A Time!

#1 What is Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow about?

In the walk of life, we often encounter experiences that challenge our faith. Be it so, faith in a time of crisis is crucial. Trials and tribulations have the ability to leave us feeling hopeless and defeated. During these trying times, we may feel that God is far from us and that our prayers remain unanswered. This book is here to remind you not to give up.

‘STRENGTH FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW’ mirrors the author’s own life and spiritual journey, where she received intuitive inspiration to write a book that will remind the reader that they are never forsaken. This is a beautifully crafted book filled with inspiration and assurance that even in your darkest of days, God is still there for you. The words of restoration in this book are encouraging and uplifting.

#2 What sets your self-help book apart from the rest?

Firstly when you read this book you will feel as if the author is speaking to you directly. Secondly it is the presentation style, in between the messages, there are inspirational poems that translate what you are going through and lift up your spirit. Finally, I can say that this book is highly inspirational, therefore it is not like your normal self-help book where you get steps on how to achieve what you want. Instead it inspires you to see beyond the now and to take purposeful steps that are unique to you.

#3 How long did you take to write the book?

It took me five months to complete the book.

#4 What challenges and opportunities did you find as an indie author?

One of the main challenges is the business / marketing aspect. I do not struggle with writing as it comes naturally for me, but I did not have a clear marketing plan for my book. I read so much around the subject, but it is not easy when you are and indie author and you do not know the ins and outs of the industry.

I can say one of the great opportunities is that you own your product and the rights as an indie author. You have full access to profits and you don’t have to wait for royalties. Also there are no long binding contracts, so you are free to work with any person in marketing and selling of your book.

#5 What has influenced you the most as a writer?

I can’t single out any one thing. However, I think being a believer is one of the strongest influencers in whatever I write. I also invest in attending personal development events and listening to different life coaches.

#6 Do you like audiobooks, physical books, or e-books better? Why?

I am still old fashioned and prefer physical books. There is something about holding a book in your hands that makes it more real!

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#7 Where can we buy your book and how much is it?

You can buy the book from Amazon, in both hardcopy and e-book formats. You can also get hardcopies directly from me.

The hard copy is R150.00 when purchased directly from me. Amazon price is $14,99 and the e-book is $8,99. You can also get it for free if you have Kindle Unlimited membership.

#8 What are your ambitions as a writer?

I aspire to add value in the lives of people by providing freshly prepared counsel and inspiration, based on real life situations. I do wish to have an international best seller one day.

#9 Which writer inspires you?

Karen Kingsbury inspires me the most. She mostly writes fiction, but her consistency and talent in expressing her writing abilities is stimulating.

#10 Your advice to aspiring writers?

I will say start where you are with what you have. So many times people don’t get started because they are waiting until the day they have more of something. If you wait for perfect moments, you will wait your whole life. While life throws all sorts of distractions to you go ahead with pursuing your writing dreams.

#11 What does being a successful author look like to you?

I think being successful for me is when you meet people with real life testimonies of how your book assisted them or how their lives were changed through your books. The number of copies sold is an added bonus.

You can find Milo in the following places:

Facebook and Twitter: @MiloMlangeni

Blog: www.milomlangeni.wordpress.com

About the book

In the walk of life, we often encounter experiences that challenge our faith. Be it so, faith in a time of crisis is crucial. Trials and tribulations have the ability to leave us feeling hopeless and defeated. During these trying times, we may feel that God is far from us and that our prayers remain unanswered. This book is here to remind you not to give up.
‘STRENGTH FOR TODAY, HOPE FOR TOMORROW’ mirrors the author’s own life and spiritual journey, where she received intuitive inspiration to write a book that will remind the reader that they are never forsaken. This is a beautifully crafted book filled with inspiration and assurance that even in your darkest of days, God is still there for you. The words of restoration in this book are encouraging and uplifting.

Publisher: Inspired Publishing
Author: Milo Mlangeni
Title: Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow
Subtitle: Finding inspiration for life’s journey from God’s promises
Distributor: Amazon
Pages: 108
RRP: R150.00
Publication Date: September 2020
Format: Paper-back & E-Book
ISBN: 978-1-990961-31-3
Size: 130mm x 190mm
Genre: Self-help

That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed getting to know Milo and seeing the author behind the book.

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