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Lauri Kubuitsile

Agent: Looking for one, any takers???
Mahalapye, Botswana


I am at the delightful turning point age of 39. I have finally woken up after ten years of babies and I have now acquired enough life experience to realise resolutely that I know hardly nothing at all. Refreshing for those who suffered through my 20's and early 30's with me.

I have been married for 12 years to my long suffering husband, Shakes, and have two children, Amanda and Sidney.

Currently I own a marginally successful printing and publishing company but I tend to have a seven year expiry date regarding jobs and have now handed over the running of my company to others so that I can concentrate on turning my love of writing into a profession.

I have had non-fiction articles published locally in newspapers as well as in an anthology about the Peace Corps experience here in Botswana. I won the 1999 Bessie Head Memorial Prize for a non-fiction piece as well.

I recently finished my first novel called The Dangerous Journey to the Centre of the Heart, a love story about a long distance truck driver and a manic depressive told by their daughter Emma. It's a humourous, tragic and quite entertaining book. I have two other novels half finished, one is called The Quartet in D Minor about four teenage girls who accidently kill someone and how that experience effects their lives, and the other one is called Donald and Lydia, based on the characters in the John Prine song of the same name. I am currently looking for an agent.

Interests: I love reading almost anything. I like going for walks in the beuatiful bush in Botswana. I play trumpet badly but I enjoy that as well (although those around me probably do not) .

Published writer: No

Freelance: Yes