Writer. Designer. Aspiring Lady-of-Leisure…

So, in case it wasn’t immediately apparent from my logo (I designed that by the way), my name is Roxane Lapa, and it’s my pleasure to have you on my site (I designed that too). I also wrote this stuff.

Writing about myself is so awkward. I’ve found myself rewriting this page so many times because of concern that my joking attitude comes across as narcissm and my humility comes across as self deprecating. Hopefully I’ve reached a bit of balance now, but don’t be surprised if you come back in a month and the text is different.

Currently I design things for a living and I write for fun. My husband José is a disturbingly handsome personal trainer whom I’m crazy in love with. I’m also quite fond of our two arsehole children (cats). We are blessed to live in beautiful South Africa, close by to our wonderful families, and we attend a little church full of down to earth Christians who aspire to be like Jesus. Life is good.

What I’ve learned is that although life isn’t perfect, when you’re grateful for what you have, it can seem that way. Still, just because I’m happy, doesn’t mean that I can sit back and ignore all those people out there that are desperately unhappy and lost. It’s my aim with my recently released book ‘How I overcame Panic Disorder Without Drugs‘ to bring a bit of healing to at least some of these people, and my upcoming book ‘Answering the Atheist’ addresses fourteen of the best questions posed by sceptics.

I’m not kidding myself into thinking that I am suddenly some wise guru that has the answer to all of life’s questions, but I have a deep desire to share what I’ve learned in my life with anyone willing to listen. Writing helps me do that.