Writing the book was admittedly tough, but I was blessed when it came to publishing.

I have heard most writers confessing about receiving several rejection slips before publishing their book. I was lucky. I did not have to take the traditional approach. I did not have to approach a publisher with the first chapter, and then tweak my manuscript based on the received feedback.

Once I had written a draft of my book, I expressed a desire to polish my manuscript and was put in touch with a freelance writer for ideas and suggestions. The writer liked the manuscript and showed it to a publisher who got interested and the rest, as the cliché goes, is history.

It was often a tiring exercise as I was communicating with them from thousands of miles (8,000 miles) away.

But the process of editing the book brought me in touch with some brilliant people whose invaluable contributions have helped shape my book into its current form.