SARA Café Welcomes Chilufiya Saffa!

Chilufiya Saffa SC: Welcome, Chilufiya!  When did you join SARA and for what reason?

CS: I joined SARA in February for the camaraderie of other writers.

SC: What sub-genre of romance stories do you write?

CS: I write Contemporary Romance with a twist. The heroes all, thus far, come from a country on the continent of Africa. I chose to give my writing this particular slant in order to give a new dimension to the images currently portrayed of people of African descent.

SC: What about the romance genre appeals to you?

CS: The romance genre appeals to me because it is uplifting, inspiring, and appeals to those with a rich fantasy life.

SC: Do you consider yourself a romantic?

CS: Yes I am; I like to think of myself as a hopeful romantic.

SC:  What are your ultimate goals as a writer?

CS:  Ultimately, in the next six years, I would like to say that I have completed twenty books, and I would like to have my first four books optioned as one film.

SC: What is the best book you’ve read about the craft of writing?

CS:  The book that I come back to time and time again is “The Hero’s Journey”.

SC:  Do you have a writing routine? If so, what does it involve?

CS:  My writing routine varies according to my mood. I find early mornings most productive because of the calm and serenity.

SC:  What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any hidden talents?

CS:  I have started a company that designs workshops for women. The company is called Healing the World one Woman at a Time. It is designed to coach women through issues that affect them emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and physically.

SC:  Name one thing you absolutely can’t write about.

CS:   I simply cannot write about the abuse of children. It is too utterly heart-wrenching. Writing is indeed one of my passions; I am grateful for the inspiration!

SC:  Thank you so much for sharing both with all of us.

CS:  Thank you Mary!


Article by Mary Brand