STORYTELLER. LIFE & SPACE JUNKIE. PIZZA AND BURGER ADDICT.
I am a British author of English and Nigerian descent, and I was born in London, which is a seriously cool & inspirational city. I believe in faith, vision, determination and gratitude, in writing outside of the box, in love deep and rare, in great authors who motivate the mental juices, in making dreams & goals real, and I am grateful to be born after the invention of air travel.
I have met so many interesting people or overheard bits of conversations on buses, tubes etc., that coil their way into my writing. It’s the world around us that influences me and stokes my curiosity, including the little details, which I convey to my characters.
I currently live in North Yorkshire and am equally enthralled with the surrounding countryside, cities, villages and coast, which all offer different kinds of stimulation. It still amazes me that it takes as long for me to get to Newcastle, Durham, York or even Leeds as it does to get from one part of London to another.
It has been a dream come true for me to publish my novels as ebooks and paperbacks, and to know they're being read and enjoyed by so many of you around the world gives me great satisfaction.
Anyway, believe in hope (the death of hope is a death of dreams and of life) and work damn hard to make your personal goals (whether creating a garden on a tiny balcony 20 floors up or writing the stories that you've stored in your head forever) real. Remember to have fun doing it. I do.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE QUOTE? MAYBE FROM A SONG, BOOK, FILM? IF SO SHARE IT WITH FRIENDS & THE WORLD. READERS HAVE STARTED TO SHARE QUOTES FROM MY NOVELS AND I LOVE THAT. KEEP SHARING.
"We tend to talk too much because it’s rare that we’re listened to." ―
A Rhapsody of Dreams (liked & reblogged over 20,000 times on tumblr)
“It’s amazing how long we put up with things we detest for the sake of a quiet life.” ― A Rhapsody of Dreams
“Awareness leads to the truth.” ― The Obsidian Club
"Hell is a state of belief, an illusion." ― The Obsidian Club
“We are all blinded by deceit of what society or family tells us is right. Some of us choose to break free.” ― The Enchanted
“Love is an insanity that selfishly possesses the heart and mind and leaves barely any room for other thoughts and feelings.” ―
A Blue Lark Sang
ARCHIVE - INTERVIEWS
Posted 12th July '19: Interview with Tinashe Akikara Click here
Posted 14th July '15: Interview in The Northern Echo newspaper (printed edition 15/07/15) and online (14/07/15)Click here
Posted 29th June '15: Interview on Teesside University's Grapevine online newsletter Click here
Posted 26th November '14: My first ever live radio chat on the 'John Foster' show at BBC RADIO
Posted 17th March '14: Well hello there, and here's an hurrah and a happy wave of hands for my first interview (from May 2013) by author L.M. David. Here's the link to her website:Click here