New Book Announcement!

Hey Good People!

A quick announcement…if you haven’t seen this yet around the net, my latest and full-length poetry collection, THE SHELTERING, is out now!

In fact, the release was on Monday. But the ‘distribution gods’ are on Thanksgiving holiday. 🙂 This means the eBook is currently available only from Amazon Kindle. But I’m working hard to have it available from more e-Retailers, soon.

The paperback, too, is coming soon. If you’re already a follower of this blog and you’d like a sample of the print version, feel free to send me an email.

Please checkout the blurbs to find out if you know someone who might benefit from this book. If so, please pass the word along. Thank you!

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. A few people have expressed that the poem you gave a home at NtC is one of their favourites. I’m grateful you took a chance with it. So, thank you too, Kathy. <3

  2. Thank you, Lavinia. I’ll let you know as soon as the paperback is out. I’m also thinking of selling the book directly (as an epub and pdf formats) to readers who don’t like buying from Amazon, for one reason or the other. I’m working on it. 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your book Khaya—I got my copy!!!!!! Looking forward to reading. Good luck with the paper copy.

  4. Much appreciated Khaya. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. 🙏🏽 Girlfriend, I have to say, as I read your book, you ain’t holding nothing back sistah! 🤜🏼🤛🏼

  5. Congrats on the new book, Khaya! What a treat. I’ll be picking up a copy and I look forward to reading your beautiful poetry.

  6. “I have to say… you ain’t holding nothing back sistah!” And now you’ve just made me scared! I was in two minds about hanging my dirty laundry in the public. 😀 <3

  7. Girl please, don’t you dare worry about that. You are down to earth with these issues, some that are nothing new, just expressed differently. FYI, I finished your book! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Yay! I am in the process of writing up a review. I will be sure to also post on Amazon. If you have uploaded your book to, I will post there as well. But it will be on my blog in the morning. It is my pleasure to share this with my audience Khaya! The links in my review, as well as the images are directed to your website and your Amazon product page. Enjoy the rest of your evening my dear friend. Hugs and smooches! 🤗💖😊💐🥰

  8. OH, MY…! <3 <3 <3 Can't find the words, right now. I'm sending you an email...

    p.s. Thank you so much for reminding me to add the book at Goodreads. Totally forgot that!! 😀

  9. No problem my friend. Got your lovely email and I am responding as we speak. Let’s toast to GREAT things and GREAT days ahead girlfriend! 🤗🥂🥳

  10. Congrats on releasing a new book! That’s awesome how you’re still writing. I need to get back into that.

  11. Thank you so much, Curtis. I’m still writing and will continue to do so, because I know for a fact that my life quality would diminish if I stopped. 🙂 I hope you find your way back to writing again. Your story matters!

  12. You’re welcome! Keep up the good work, Khaya. I’ll do my best to keep writing, too. Thank you so much.

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