The Triumph in Me by Kashinda T. Marche : The Story Behind

Kashinda T. Marche, a mother of a 21-year-old daughter, carved her passion into an urban fiction that is equally inspiring – The Triumph in Me.  Her debut novel comes as a mirror to the real life situations that she experienced and observed around her.

About Kashinda T. Marche, Author of The Triumph in Me

Back in 1976, Kashinda T. Marche was born in Newark being the oldest one among her two brothers and two sisters. Her family believes in supporting each other through times as well as celebrating the good times. Kashinda has been a smart child since her school days although not very social.

Later she moved to Maplewood where she raised her daughter, Asia, who is now 21 years old.


Kashinda gave a tell-all interview to Vowelor on the release of her debut novel The Triumph in Me : Living to Die But Decided to Live. Get to know the lady who has an inspiring story to share.


What is your biggest achievement till today?

I would say my biggest achievement thus far would be learning to adapt to a sudden change in lifestyle, yet still managed to use my God given the gift of writing to share with the world.


Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to read as much as I’d like to. There are many great titles on my list though. I am an all-time fan of The Color Purple. It flushes the emotion right out of me every time.


How do you relax?

I try to practice deep breathing techniques to cleanse the mental palette.


What is your biggest fear?

I have faced many challenges in life that caused me to question why? I have realised that we all have a story and it is up to us to determine what to do with it. We can waddle in sorrow, be selfish with success or we can share experiences for the good of others. Someone may or may not need to know your story but that shouldn’t stop you from offering to share as a gesture of help.


What is your favourite motivational phrase?


When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.

~ Iyanla Vanzant


In fact, if I were given the opportunity to meet a famous person, it would be her. I can still use help with fixing my life.


Where do your ideas come from?

I draw ideas for my writing from real life situations. There are stories all around us. I can take bits and pieces from various sources and create one hellava story.


What advice would you give to your younger self?

I appreciate all feedback, good and bad. It’s a great way to learn.
My best advice to aspiring writers is simply write, just write and all that follows will work out.


Tell us more about The Triumph in Me.

My book is a combination of urban fiction/inspirational/self-help. I chose to send a few different messages within this story in hopes to help someone out of their darkness.
My main character Tharisse (Tu-reese) is a young mom of one daughter who struggles with mental illness that presents itself after receiving a HIV+ diagnosis at the tender age of 19-years old.

She goes through life trying to figure out what went wrong and why. She obsesses with how she raises her daughter. She has a negative perception of her mother that later changes. After a tragic suicide attempt she is awakened with a will to live again. She decided to own her truth along with her mistakes.

The Triumph in Me by Kashinda T Marche


An independent publisher by the name of 4Lane Publications has published my book. I happen to be co-founder as well. Upon researching publishing options and actually being offered a contract with a small publisher in which I declined, I decided that starting our own company will bring my message to life.


Despite your troubles, let’s turn them into triumphs.


How can the readers connect with  you?

Learn more about me by following me on Twitter @kashkash7650, follow my blog at  where you can also get updates. My Facebook page for The Triumph In Me will have useful info as well on its progress. Also Find my daughter on YouTube



  1. Hi Ankit,
    Thank you for asking. The challenges in my life is what inspired me the most. Having faced some really difficult ones left me in a state of confusion wondering why. Then one day I felt the urge to start writing what I felt and so I started a blog. People responded well to what I had to say and so I asked myself what would be most powerful of a message to try and reach as many people possible. Inspiration? Motivation? Empowerment? I went for all of the above. A story came pouring out of the depths of my soul that I never thought could. In addition, my daughter played a part as well. My goal has always been to lead by example and so with all that has occurred in our lives, I chose to keep going. She needs to know how to fight through the challenges of life, let’s face it we all encounter them. So with that being said, God willing I will be writing more and more. Who knows there may be more to the story you’re reading now. We’ll see!
    By the way Ankit, thank you for reading it and I hope I’ve answered your question.

    • Very well said Kashinda. I really appreciate you for taking out time to write back and for your future prospects. And I firmly believe, people like you will motivate others and your loving daughter to led there lives by your examples.

  2. Hi Kashinda,
    Though I’ve not read your book until now. But I always want to ask, what inspires a writer to write. Same way, what has inspired you. And do you plan on to take it further or this would be it, as is the case with many writers.

  3. Hello everyone,
    I am super excited to be here on this site. For any of you who have purchased my book, I thank you so very much. I appreciate your support.
    I would love to hear your thoughts on the story, a very touching story it is. It will bring awareness that sometimes goes unnoticed. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, I would be honored to answer. Leave me a comment below. I’d love to say hello.


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