Author Interview: Segilola Salami

Welcome Segilola Salami to my blog.

book cover_color_2820x4500pxWhat book are you promoting right now? What is it about?
Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother is my latest book. You can call it book 1.5 after Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London 1. Baby Yetunde is slightly older in this book. She narrates the Ode her mother told her in honour of her grandmother.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
Mother’s day was approaching and I thought why not?

Tell us about your writing process. How do you fuel your writing?
Ahahahaha, the voices in my head tell me the story. I just put it down on ‘paper’.

What inspires you to write?
Writing is self perpetuating. Once you start, you just can’t stop.

What’s the best part of being a writer?
Seeing my imagination come to life.

What is your favourite scene in your book?
In my latest book, it definitely is the battle scene between the mom and the warrior chief. Read more

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Author Interview: Elspeth Hall

Today I am happy to introduce children’s book author, Elspeth Hall.

author 003What book are you promoting right now? What is it about?

“The Adventures of Puss-Puss: Puss-Puss, the Curly Tailed Gnomes, the Echo, the Snow Bunnies and the Quarry Ball.” It is part two of my “Adventures of Puss-Puss” trilogy. Building upon the friendships forged in the first book this collection of tales follows the canal-side animals through the seasons. It also teaches children subtly about the environment and our impact on it.

Tell us about your writing process. How do you fuel your writing?
It starts as all good books do as a story. My daughter is 4 and cant sleep without bedtime stories, sometimes I just can’t face the 36th rereading of Thomas the Tank Engine so I make things up. Sometime she supplies the main character. Most of them aren’t worth putting to paper but every now and then I think actually this could go somewhere. And so I go back over the plot rewrite it for an older child. Read more

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Author Interview: HemDiva

Today I am fortunate to have author HemDiva here on my blog.

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Myself, HemDiva or simply Diva. I’m extremely new self-published author.
I’m a student and I love to study! I love to read a lot of books, according to goodreads I’ve read 60+ books till now and trust me it’s actually 500+ books! I’m a serious bookworm.
I love to write as well! Shopping, Poetry, blogging, cartoons, painting, travelling are some of my other interests! And I love my mom and I love god!
Chinky Pinky a Birdy Adventure” is my debut book. It’s a YA/ children’s fiction, horror, thriller, fantasy! Publishing my first book was more than awesome! I’d no words to describe how I felt! Imagine a writer without words! I feel like singing “I did it! I did it! I did it! Hooray!”, you know like Dora the explorer!

ABOUT MY BOOK
As a small kid, I loved the bedtime stories my mom narrated to me. I enjoy them now and forever. The fantasy, mystery and humour in the stories stayed in my mind forever. Go ahead, enjoy this story irrespective of your age. You’ll surely love it. Let the child in you have fun! Treat for everyone who loves bedtime stories! Read more

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Book Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Fortunately, the MilkFortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. That’s not something you see every day.” And then something odd happened.

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal. Read more

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