Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name.
Yes, we shall. My name is Ngozi Olivia Osuoha,
Fiona: Where are you from?
.I am from Nigeria.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am a graduate of Estate Management with experience in Banking and Broadcasting. I am a poet/writer/thinker.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am working on my third poetry book.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
My parents are/were teachers. My dad is a great writer though yet unpublished. Wherever we find ourselves, we mostly become secretaries. One is even a professional.
In secondary school, my Igbo teacher was always commending and loving my translations.
During my OND, I had some personal quotes. After the examinations, I was spontaneously singing strange English songs which I was inspired to write down, I think that was the major point I remember. But put together, about two decades.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
From the moment I began penning my thoughts.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The horrors of this world.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I wanted the world to be transformed, coupled with the fact that my then President called his mission TRANSFORMATION, so it was everywhere. I now tittled my book THE TRANSFORMATION TRAIN. I just needed the world to be really transformed.
I also dedicated it to him and others.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
No style. Free and fluent ink. But I love poetry, I am a rhymer. And it is even harder rhyming everything. Everything in life is challenging.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Life is terrible, the world is crazy, unbelievably dark. I want it to be transformed.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No. Not really. Everything is inspired almost….Inspiration. But the future is pregnant.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. Why not? Change, Peace, Unity, Justice, Love, Fairness, Equity…
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
The social media has a bunch of good writers, it is difficult to mention names. I don’t really know much though. But I love Chinua Achebe.
THINGS FALL APART strikes me. It is unfortunate that things fell apart and things have fallen apart and things are still falling apart.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, Of course, whether or not.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, the former… Many new words.
The latter, the power of talking to the unborn.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Yes, the recent…the role of that mother .
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Yes, keep writing. We shall get there, no matter what, when and how.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Yes, I love them.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
None. I am not a reader or a good reader.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Cry? The world, politics, hate, wickedness, injustice….
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
The past? I would go for Mandela, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Mother Theresa or My Grandma.
The present?? I would go for Queen Elizabeth or Obama.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Hobbies?? Writing, sports, music..especially when necessary.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Foods.. Fried plantains, banana.
Colours.. Coffee, army green, purple, pink..
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I think working for God.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Facebook page…. https://www.facebook.com/INKOCEAN/?ref=br_rs
Facebook name…. https://www.facebook.com/ngoziolivia.osuoha.3