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.

If you’ve ever tried it, and you aren’t a narcissist, you’ll know that writing about yourself is super awkward. It’s like going for a job interview and the potential boss says “So…tell me about yourself”. Immediately your scumbag brain will want to tell him/her that you like long walks on the beach, and offer up literally nothing of value. This is how I feel writing this page. So…um, I like long walks on the beach, but then…who doesn’t?

I’ll tell you who doesn’t: People who aren’t to be trusted, that’s who…but I digress. Ok, so just to reign in the ramble a bit, here are some ‘Roxane’ facts…

  • No, that is not a typo. My name is, in fact, spelt with one ‘n’.
  • Yes, I am acutely aware of the fact that I don’t need to turn on the red light. Thank you for that.
  • Currently I design things for a living and I write for fun. I am not a professionally trained writer, so although I try my best, you will likely come across questionable sentence structures and the odd typo. Please don’t be mean about it. Rather, drop me a mail to let me know so I can fix it and save face.
  • I’m married. My husband José is a disturbingly handsome personal trainer, so feel free to contact him about questions involving abs, love handles and other professional questions. For anything else I will cut you. Not really, but really.
  • We have two hairy children. No, it’s not because my husband is Portuguese. It’s because they are cats. No, I’m not barren…I don’t think so anyway. The actual reason we don’t have two-legged children is because they are quite expensive and bit noisy. Cats don’t demand iPads. Just sayin’.
  • We are blessed to live in beautiful South Africa, and yes, we most certainly do ride our giraffes to the grocery store. Mine has dropped suspension and an mp3 player.
  • We attend a little church full of down to earth Christians who aspire to be like Jesus. Some are a bit kooky, but that’s ok. Variety is the spice of life, I always say.

In short, life is good. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a roof over my head, a loving family, usually good weather to enjoy, and I have my health. 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 skeptics. 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.