I’m Tlalane Manciya, certified coffee addict, a poet, blogger, animal lover, a buyer of books I never get to read (too many books, so little time), accredited certified Life Purpose Coach and author of several novels and short stories.
I'm an Assistant officer by day, and an author by night (yes, I don't sleep sometimes - the voices in my head keep me up and help me plot storylines 😉🙄).
I currently reside in the beautiful and romantic Cape Town, South Africa. I’m a mom of fourteen, one human and thirteen fur babies. Taking care of animals isn't what I do, it is who I am, and do a lot of volunteering with animal shelters and feeding colonies of cats, taking care of them and ensuring they are neutered. I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR CAT FOOD DONATIONS TO FEED MY FERAL CATS... 💖
When I’m not writing, I'm spending time with my family (including my pets), or planning my next novel's story line. You can find me outdoors in nature, appreciating the beauty of life, reading, watching Fast and Furious repeats, reading Vampire romances. I’m a movie fanatic - I like romance Christmas movies (I watch them all year round), DC Comics/Marvel superheroes, Tyler Perry Movies and any action movies with Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and old school action heroes (Van Damme, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Lundgren). Or you can find me watching WWE.
I believe it’s the simplest things in life that bring us more joy, sunsets and sunrises, the sound of rain, a gorgeous ladybug showing off its beauty or the soothing sound of ocean waves, that's why I believe the present moment is the only moment I have to be the best I can be, because the next moment isn't guaranteed, the next moment may never come.
MORE ABOUT ME...
MY JOURNEY AND INFLUENCES TO WRITING ROMANCE STORIES AND POETRY...
My love for writing romance stories started in my high school years, when I discovered my affection for romance novels. Even though I had yet to fall in love for the first time, romantic stories like Beauty and the Beast opened my eyes to the highs and lows of love, which appealed to my teenage self. I fell in love with stories like, Pride & Prejudice and other romantic novels. When the main character flees from her overwhelming emotions and tells him she has no choice but to be wherever he is, I practically swooned. This impacted me as a teenager and during all of my subsequent writings.
With regards to poetry, I found that I was attracted to the story of Anne Frank, and, like her, I started journaling, which over time grew to be more than just journaling. I found that in between all my writing, I have things that I would like to share with the world and realised that most of that writing is poetry and I’ve been writing poetry ever since.
Then one day I came across poems and stories of Fr. Ralph de Hahn, a Catholic priest. I emailed him, expressing my appreciation for his work and since then we have been good friends and he is definitely my mentor, I'm learning so much from him and he advices me on how to write, he is a great blessing in my writing journey. He always tells me to pray about what I will be writing about and I've taken that advice to heart and before I write, I pray - always.
I have performed my poetry at many events since 2018 and have been commissioned to write tribute poems.
I am a proud member of the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (ROSA). My debut e-book novel titled STATE OF THE HEART is available on Amazon Kindle Limited. It was part of the Sweet Songs of Summer Romance Anthology by ROSA. My writing is not limited to poetry and romance novels but expands, from time to time, to short stories and inspirational articles.
One of my goals and long-time dream is to write contemporary romance novels and to become a skilled writer that produces inspiring poems and stories that not only feed the soul but the mind as well, reaching audiences across different parts of the world.
I’m published in eight global anthologies where I’ve been blessed to work with the most talented writers across the globe.
Since you have stumbled across my website. I hope that one day you will stumble upon my romantic novels and my other writing and escape with me to a world of drama, passion and a romantic collection of stories to happily ever after.