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Academic Board


Brenda Mohammed

Founder- How to Write for Success Literary Network

Brenda C. Mohammed, a former Bank Manager from Trinidad is a multi-genre, bestselling, and multi-award-winning author who has published forty books. Her 40th book, HOW TO WRITE FOR SUCCESS: VOLUME TWO was published on 6th August 2021. Several of her books have attained Amazon No 1 bestseller status. Her genres include memoirs, science fiction, romance, self-help, mystery, children’s books, psychological thrillers, poetry, and poetry anthologies. Brenda holds a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in London[AIB], and 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. She is 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, and a membership in excess of 12000. Brenda won several literary awards in the USA, Peru, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Nigeria, India, Romania, Argentina, Morocco, Philippines, Hong Kong, and the UK. She made headlines in several newspapers around the world. 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, Stories People love, and How to Write for Success. Brenda is an advocate against Domestic Violence and Suicide, and together with several bestselling authors have published four best-selling anthologies for these causes: A Spark of Hope I and II, and Break the Silence I and II. Her YouTube Channel for her Video Book Trailers, songs, and travel memories, received over 131,000 views since inception.

Dr. Vandita Dharni

Chief Administrator

Vandita Dharni is an award-winning poet and hails from an eminent family of educationalists. She has earned many a distinction in the literary field. In the early stages of her academic pursuits, she raised the bar by topping the University of Allahabad at the postgraduate level in English. Thereafter, she earned an honorary Ph.D. degree from the University in American Literature. Her articles, poems, and short stories have been published in journals like Criterion, Ruminations, GNOSIS, HellBound Publishing House and International magazines like Immagine and Poessia, Synchronised Chaos, Guido Gozzano. and Primer Antologia De Poetas Del Proyecto De Unamos Al Mundo Con La Poesia- Mexico. Her poem, The Endangered Tiger was given an honourable mention in the Guido Gozzano. Her first anthology, Quintessential Outpourings was published in 2016. Her next two books, The Oyster of Love and Rippling Overtures have been published recently. Her poems were read on the John Kavanagh show. She has edited anthologies for Poetry World and an anthology entitled Petals of Peace. She has also reviewed several poems on poetry sites like Poetry Review on Facebook. Vandita also co-authored bestselling Anthologies published by the Literature Forum How to Write for Success. All Anthologies topped the ranks of Amazon and became Amazon bestsellers in the space of a few days. They are A Spark of Hope: A Treasury of Poems for saving Lives, an Anthology by 64 international poets for prevention of Suicide, and Break the Silence: An Anthology against Domestic Violence, by 87 international Authors. She has been honoured with the Poetic Galaxy Award 2018 by the Literati Cosmos Society for her notable contribution to Poetry and the Double Cross Award for her outstanding contributions in the book on Complexion Based Discriminations. They were conferred upon her by the Literati Cosmos Society of India. World Nations Writers’ Union honoured her with the World Poetic Star award in 2019. She received the Star Ambassador of World literature by Phiosophique Poetica, Canada in 2019, and the Rabindranath Tagore Award for Poetry in 2020 by the Arpita Foundation at Brindavan, Mathura. Apart from her literary achievements, Vandita is the Ambassador of the World Institute for Peace for Chandigarh, India.

Florabelle Lutchman

Chief Administrator

Chief Administrator Mrs. Florabelle Lutchman is a Chief Administrator in the How to Write for Success Literary Network. She is a retired Principal of the Vistabella Presbyterian Primary School in Trinidad where she was born and raised by educated parents. 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. She continued teaching examination classes at a Private Primary Schools after her retirement as Principal of this prestigious Presbyterian Primary School She is interested in people as a whole and has completed a course of Religious Studies at St. Andrew's Theological College. She preaches at her church when scheduled by the resident Minister. 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.

Farhana Sait

Chief Administrator

Chief Administrator/Spokesperson Farhana Sait is the Chief Administrator/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 the following 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. Apart from writing, cooking is another one of her passions and she runs two restaurants, Although she received many accolades, the best one for her is being a happy mother, sister, and aunt, and she gives all praise and thanks to the Almighty. her son, two strong sisters, nieces, and nephews. Farhana's wish is to see a world without pain, especially single women whom she wants to see become stronger..

Mala Naidoo

Chief Administrator

Mala Naidoo is an Australian thriller fiction writer, and poet. She is an Administrator in the Literary Forum How to Write for Success. 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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