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Brenda Mohammed

President and Founder- How to Write for Success Literary Network

From Banker to Author – Who would have imagined that a harrowing diagnosis of cancer could change your career and open up a whole new world? Author Brenda Mohammed from Trinidad and Tobago, did not choose writing as her career. It happened by chance. She was a successful bank manager who moved into Insurance after leaving the bank. She excelled there as well. Brenda pursued a Diploma in Banking at the Institute of Bankers in London, and obtained a Diploma in Life Underwriting from the American College, USA. [LUTCF]. She qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association for Financial Professionals, [MDRT] six times in a row. Those travel opportunities broadened her knowledge in new areas which prepared her for writing. Her writing journey began after her bout with cancer which almost killed her. Miraculously, she survived after flying to Miami for treatment. She wrote a book I AM CANCER FREE eight years after her near-death experience, and it became a best seller. The book won an award in Readers Favorite International in 2018 in the category Health and Fitness. Thereafter, she continued writing and has published 50 books in multi-genres to date. Among her publications are five anthologies and three magazines for the How to Write for Success Literary Network that she founded. Her superb writing skills won her several literary awards in the USA, Peru, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Nigeria, India, Romania, Argentina, Ukraine, Morocco, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Barcelona, France, Switzerland, Italy, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and the UK. Her genres include memoirs, science fiction, romance, self-help, mystery, children’s books, psychological thrillers, Christian books, poetry, poetry anthologies, and magazines. She made headlines in several newspapers around the world. Many of her books received five-star reviews from Readers Favorite International, and many attained the No 1 bestseller ranking. In November 2018 she won two awards from Readers Favorite International for her science fiction book, ‘Zeeka Chronicles’ in the category Young Adult Thriller, and her Memoir, ‘I am Cancer Free’ in the category Health and Fitness. Three of her books won gold awards in Connection EMagazine Readers’ Choice Awards - Zeeka Chronicles, [2019] Stories People love, [2020] and How to Write for Success [2020] In Sept 2021 her mystery book, Barry Holmes Mysteries, won her BEST WRITER - FANTASY Award in the CLR [ Culture, Literature, and Research] Awards. Brenda is the Founder of the Literary Network How to Write for Success with sub-forums - Poems for Suicide Prevention, Library of How to Write for Success, and Poems against Domestic Violence. In May 2022, she was appointed President of Camara International Chamber of Writers and Artists Intercontinental [CIESART], for the Trinidad and Tobago office. Brenda is an advocate for Peace and an advocate against Domestic Violence and Suicide Together with several bestselling authors, they have published five No 1 best-selling anthologies for these causes: A Spark of Hope I and II, Break the Silence I and II, and a groundbreaking anthology – Peace Begins with US. Her YouTube Channel for her Video Book Trailers, songs, and travel memories, received over 141,000 views since its inception.

Dr. Vandita Dharni

Chief Literary Ambassador - India

Vandita Dharni is a published poet and hails from an eminent family of educationists. She currently resides in Chandigarh, India. She has earned many a distinction in the literary field, and in her academic pursuits she raised the bar by topping the University of Allahabad at the post-graduate level in English. Thereafter, she earned a Ph.D. degree in American Literature from the same university. She has submitted articles, poems and short stories that have been published in journals such as Criterion, Ruminations, GNOSIS, HellBound Publishing House, Borderless journal, RIC journal and International e-zines like Immagine and Poessia, Synchronised Chaos, Guido Gozzano, Silver Birch Press, Raven Cage, SETU, Fasihi magazine, TSL Roseate Sonnets Anthology, Our Poetry Archive, Primer Antologia De Poetas Del Proyecto De Unamos Al Mundo Con La Poesia- Mexico, Poleart, Albania and Inner Child Press, U.S.A. Her dream achieved fruition when she published three solo anthologies, Quintessential Outpourings, The Oyster of Love and Rippling Overtures. Her most recent book, An Alchemy of Musings is an Amazon bestseller among the hot new releases in 2022. She has contributed her poems to the Roseate Sonnet Anthology and Breathe Poetry anthology. She has co-authored and co- edited anthologies such as ‘The Ruddy Ravens, Cheshire Cats and Rusty Rats’ which was an Amazon bestseller. She is also Chief Administrator for two other prestigious poetry groups on Facebook - Payton’s Place for Poetry, and Literary Criticism Vandita has also been honoured with several Literary awards including the Rabindranath Tagore Award.

Florabelle Lutchman

Chief Literary Ambassador - Trinidad and Tobago

Mrs. Florabelle Lutchman is a retired Principal of a Primary School in Trinidad where she was born and raised. In 1999 she was awarded the prestigious prize of Principal of the Year from the Presbyterian Primary Schools’ Board of Education. She was selected from 72 Presbyterian Primary Schools based on her dedication and commitment to education at this school. In 2002 she also received an award from the San Fernando City Council for her outstanding contribution to education. Florabelle has completed a course of Religious Studies at St. Andrew's Theological College. She preaches at her church when scheduled. She has received awards from her church for her sterling contribution as an Elder and Local Board Secretary. She has written numerous papers for the Presbyterian News, the official organ of the Presbyterian Church in Trinidad and Tobago. She has also written many eulogies of her deceased loved ones and also many poems. She was recognised by the National Library of Trinidad as a first time author for the book, “Memories of a Teenager’ and received a beautiful plaque. She was also a joint author for the Book, “Values for Life” produced by the St. Andrews’ Theological College, Trinidad and which is used in primary schools to teach values education. She has also published two books, “A Husband like Mine, which has been privately published, and “Feelings: Poetry that Appeals,” which is on Amazon.” Florabelle Lutchman is the Chief Administrator of the Facebook Forum “How to Write for Success Literary Network,” of which Brenda Mohammed is the Founder She was Editor of the Anthologies and Magazines for the forum. and is a No 1 best-selling co-author for all eight books published by the Literary Network. Her poems are featured in “Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence,” Volumes One and Two, ‘A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, Books One and Two, as well as ‘Peace Begins with Us: An Anthology for Peace, Love and Humanity, all Amazon No 1 bestsellers published by How to Write for Success Literary Network. Florabelle has won many awards for her Poetry Writing in Forums of which she is a member, as well as in the How to Write for Success Literary Network. Florabelle was appointed Vice-President for CIESART – TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO in 2022.

Farhana Sait

Literary Ambassador - India

Farhana Sait is the Spokesperson for the How to Write for Success Literary Network. She is an award-winning poet and bestselling co-author. Farhana is the holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a training and development officer, an entrepreneur, a freelance editor in her local newspaper, and a writer. She is a co-author in five Amazon No 1 bestselling anthologies produced by the How to Write for Success Forum and was Assistant Editor in A Spark of Hope Volumes one and two. A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 1 A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems to prevent Suicide Volume 2 Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence. Volumes One and Two. Peace Begins with Us: An Anthology of Poems for Peace, Humanity, and Love. Writing quotes, poems, and short stories are her passion. and she is also a motivational speaker. Her achievements are highly commendable. She works to prevent suicides and counsels the depressed. Farhana Sait is a social worker and empathetic personality.

Mala Naidoo

Literary Ambassador- Australia

Mala Naidoo is an Australian thriller fiction writer, and poet. She was a co-author in two bestselling Anthologies initiated by the Forum's Founder. They are A Spark of Hope Volume II: A Treasury of Poems for Saving Lives, and Break the Silence: An Anthology Against Domestic Violence, which both topped the charts on Amazon and climbed to No 1 Bestsellers. Upon the recommendation of the Founder of How to Write for success, Brenda Mohammed, Mala was honoured with the Award of Ambassador De Literature by Shiju H Pallithazheth, Founder of Motivational Strips, the world's most active writers' Forum. She runs her website Mala Naidoo’s Book World with a newsletter sign-up for sample compositions, giveaways, and blog posts on writing and books. Mala has worked as an English teacher in South Africa and Australia. She was head of three English faculties and is currently a part-time teacher and university advisor. Mala runs writing workshops for high schools on request. She upholds and supports All Lives Matter. Her mission statement is: In our angst and joy we are one under the sky of humanity. On 15th August 2020, Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Akademi under State Government of Gujarat honoured 350 writers of which Mala was one, for Literary excellence on par with Global standards.

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Dr. Lovelyn P. Eyo

CHIEF ADVISOR TO FORUM

Dr.Lovelyn P Eyo has been appointed as Chief Advisor to How to Write for Success Literary Network. This is an Honorary Appointment. Dr. Lovelyn P Eyo is a multi-award winning poet and is known internationally. She has accomplished much and the following is just her brief biography. BIO: Lovelyn P. Eyo is an African Royal, a multi-talented, multiple award-winning Poetess & writer, Global Inspirational Speaker, Biochemist, peace and climate activist, Educator, 3x Bestselling co-author, Literary Icon, Global Peace Ambassador, singer, songwriter, Global Icon, Women and Youth Leader and life coach from Nigeria. She is Lifetime Ambassador & President of the Superior Council of World Union of Poets| International Director, Africa at International Chamber of Writers & Artists CIESART Spain| Academician of the International Literary and Artistic Academy of Ukraine| member of How to Write for Success Literary Network, Advisor & Consultant for Chinese Literature Magazine, Hubei Federation. Her passion is to inspire generations and to make the world a better place.

Lucky Stephen Onyah

Literary Ambassador - Nigeria

Lucky Stephen Onyah is the Founder/Executive Director of School of Arts and Poetry. He is also a seasoned quill, a reviewer, a creative content creator, a Mathematics instructor turned poet, and an English instructor with World English Institute, an online platform based in the USA. Lucky Stephen Onyah recently published a book titled Creative Writing. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the academic board of the forum.