An Angel in Flames – Free Chapter

I’m overwhelmed, excited and a little bit scared as I present the first look at An Angel in Flames, my new book and the first of a planned series of books (the Mount Kenya Series) featuring a woman unafraid to break boundaries, shatter ceilings and confront injustice. This taut, immersive book includes a lively cast of […]

Africa’s new crime thriller series

It’s coming soon! Get ready for a scintillating white-knuckle ride with the ‘Angel Mutua’ Crime Series based in Kenya’s stunning Mount Kenya region. Coming in October 2017 is my new book, featuring a new, exciting character, Angel Mutua, a young, brilliant detective and Chief of the Laikipia Police Division.  

Meet Author, N.K. Read

An interview with Author, N.K. Read Born and bred in Kenya, and now living between Nairobi and Sydney, Australia, N.K Read is a storyteller and journalist who has written for several publications and news outlets including the Kenya Television Network, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian UK as well as directed three documentary films, […]

Children of Saba receives stellar 5 stars from’s Top 100 reviewer

Great news for ‘Children of Saba’ – the book just received a stellar 5 star rating from one of’s Top 100 reviewers: “Sensually provocative, visually breath-taking, and relentlessly suspenseful, N.K. Read’s ‘Children of Saba’ is that kind of book that only comes so rarely. From the first page, it sweeps you off your feet not […]

Children of Saba & The Epic of Aphrike series

THE EPIC OF APHRIKE TRILOGY BOOK 1 – ‘The Children of Saba’ – NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM What is the greatest story ever untold … until now?  What does the mysterious monk know about the ancient key of Sämay? Who are the capricious ghouls and dark djinni spirits rising over the earth? What is the […]

It’s finally here!

From the keyboard of writer N.K.Read: Last time I blogged I was doing a 90 day count down as I focused on my deadline to deliver my book to the pass. It wasn’t an easy journey. I have a full time partner, semi-crazy job, part time social life and a house to renovate. All at the […]

How to Write about Africa

Ah, Binyavanga Wainaina, always provocative. Here’s he’s tongue-in-cheek treatise on writing about Africa. Insightful to say the least. _____________________________________________________________ Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’. Also useful are words such as […]