MOKOPI SHALE began her career in the media as a radio drama actress in 1998, while in the process of completing her degree in drama and industrial psychology at Rhodes University. It was through her radio drama acting that she was presented with an opportunity to become a television presenter for Take 5, a youth educational magazine programme for the SABC, where she also worked as a researcher and script writer, and later as Associate Producer for the show.
In an endeavour to increase her skills in the field, she took on another job as a radio producer for TranxAfrica Media, which was in its fledgling stages, and produced two programmes for them – Your Life and African Pioneers. After a stint as the Corporate Accounts Manager for Ochre Moving Pictures, she was approached to become a Commissioning Editor in the drama unit of the SABC’s Content Enterprises, where she currently works.
Love’s Courage is her debut novel.