The White Tiger – A Review


I came across The White Tiger in my aunty house and knew I would have to read it quickly. I’m not a huge fan of borrowing books, so I would need to finish it in the course of my stay. Fortunately, it was a compelling book and so finishing it in a matter of days proved easier than I had anticipated. The title, The White Tiger, triggered my curiosity. After all, I knew it wasn’t a tale...

Unto the Third


So I have started writing my third novel (and in case you’re wondering, I have not done anything with my second – editing 100,000 words is scary). This third novel is a lot like my first, in that the genre is the same. Because of this, I am finding it easier to pace myself and the novel is moving along nicely. I am currently approximately 8,000 words in. Unlike with my first novel, I won’t...

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – A Review


So I’ve read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives for the second time round and I think I was even more impressed this time. I read the novel again because I wanted to review it and the novel was no longer fresh in my mind, it may have been a year since I read it, so I took it from my shelf, dusted it and gave it another go. As usual, I’ll start off with the title. I have mixed feelings about...

Forgive Me – A Review


Fuel scarcity is a very real and rather startling phenomenon here in Nigeria. Last Saturday, I decided it was time to join the queue for fuel. In preparation for what was undoubtedly going to be an hour plus wait, I bought myself snacks and three novels; one of the novels was Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse. As titles go, Forgive Me is certainly alluring. There is the promise of tragedy, of mystery...

It’s The Little Things – A Review


It’s The Little Things By Erica James I bought this book as a birthday present for my sister, because I have realised these are the sorts of stories she liked. However, as fate would have it, I ended up reading it first (No, I am not one of those people who buy things for people so that they can make use of it themselves; at least I am not usually this way), and I am now thoroughly...

The Storm Is Over Now


100,000 words done! 100,086 words to be exact. I am more relieved than anything. I was starting to get a bit antsy. I wanted to move on to the ‘make the story make sense’ stage. So what have I learnt about writing a 100,000 word fantasy tale… 1) You gotta gotta know your world – My characters move around quite a bit, and a map would have helped the writer alot. Heck, the...

Nano Reflections


What are you most proud of achieving this month? I am extremely proud of self for completing 50,000 words in 30 days. It was no mean feat and I am in noooooo hurry to attempt it again.   What did you learn about yourself as a writer? I learnt that I am more of an action and dialogue writer than a descriptive writer; though I love to linger over description, when a deadline is looming it...

The Men She Loved eBook!!! Eeeeek!!!


Dear October, It may look as though I have been slacking, but I haven’t really. Actually been working double time. Been working hard on my Qamina site (launch coming soon) Been converting ebooks Working on a graphic novel project with a great guy and so much more. Most importantly The Men She Loved is available for download from today!!!! And it’s for free! For now, it can only be...

Rearing To Go


I got an email from Nanowrimo reminding me that November was just around the corner… According to my Nanowrimo account, I have been a member of Nanowrimo for almost FIVE years. It’s incredible how time just evaporates. I still remember joining and being all hyped. I was in England, in university, reading Creative Writing and Law and I was EAGER to finish my first novel. If you have...

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