Dora Okeyo

Biography

Dora is a wanderer whose writing attempts have earned her some reviews. She is neither famous nor rich, but loves reading and drinking coffee. She is currently forcing her family and close friends to read her book, Fire. It is available on Amazon.
To follow her day in day out life, forget reality TV, and follow her on Twitter, @herhar.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I love a lot of written works, but I would definitely have to say that I have often found myself enjoying the works of Chinua Achebe, Jane Austen, Markus Zusak, Anne Michaels, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Paulo Coelho.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I am definitely working or listening to music.
Yes, I love listening to music even when I am out and about!
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Where to find Dora Okeyo online


Where to buy in print


Books

Mist
Price: Free! Words: 5,800. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Rose's life is perfect: rich husband, two kids, great job and a great body. However, Rose knows that money cannot replace desire, neither can it replace love nor life. She gets a call informing her that her husband is dead. Will his secretive and rich family let her know the truth?
Silence and Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Pendo means love, and for as long as she can remember there's always been a shadow lurking in her life. It started when she was a child, and she understood it in her mother's silence. So, in her quest to find the answer she seeks she writes a letter to the one person whom she hopes might finally be the light she needs in her life. This is her story to tell, and maybe...just maybe, yours to listen
Confessions of Time Spent with Humans
Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
An account of a family torn apart by a secret as told by a chair, so sit and listen.
The Perfect Love Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Weddings » Bride preparation
(4.00)
Every woman dreams of the perfect husband- and the perfect love story. Five hours before Aurora walks down the aisle- she has to read a letter from her mother, it's time she learns of love and perfection before she embarks on a new phase of her life.
What Happened to Us?
You set the price! Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
"Sandy walked. It's all she remembers doing." All her life, Sandy has known one thing- she's got to work hard for what she wants. Her step mother foretold that she would amount to nothing, and now when she thinks she's proven her wrong, it seems as though she can't have the one thing she wants...love.
Love Like Bouts of Diarrhea
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
(5.00)
My grandmother says that love is like diarrhea, it needs neither an invitation nor privacy. I did not believe her, let alone understand why she would choose to compare love to diarrhea until things started happening...and I had to think that maybe, just maybe...one of us was wrong.
21 Days
Price: Free! Words: 7,830. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
I found him on the first day. He was walking towards my table at the restaurant. The place was full except for the seat beside me. I cringed at the thought of sharing my table with someone, worse off a guy. What if I chewed too loudly?
Choose Me
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
One year ago whatever existed between Jack and Alice ended. Truth is Alice thinks there's hope for them, but how can she tell when she's not talked to him for a year? Would he attend the party? Would he still be single and interested in her?
Memories
Price: Free! Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I am falling. No, it’s neither in love nor asleep, but into a black hole. I have always known that I would have to write about myself. Now that I have to, I fear that whatever it is I write, nothing may be as virtual as I would like it to be.
Anna
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.50)
He told me “I am happy that you found a man who makes you feel better than I did, but to be honest I am not happy that the man is my brother.”
The Single Diaries
Price: Free! Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
(5.00)
Whoever said being single at 27 was such a bad idea? Meet Agnes, and her six friends as she opens up about what it means to be single in Nairobi.
Only Time Will Tell
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
A story of time, forgiveness and reunion.
I Wanted To Tell You
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00)
No one can ever understand what it means for a child to see his/her Dad behind bars, the best one can do is to relate. I Wanted To Tell You, is written by a boy twelve years later after his Dad was imprisoned-and he hopes that his Dad would find it somewhere in his heart to forgive him for all those years he never visited him. He also has something important he's always wanted to tell his Dad.
Pieces
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.17)
Would you stay married after the first affair? Maria loves Micah despite his flaws. He is handsome and kind and she loves him, or not, but she has stayed even when the affairs has surpassed the number of her fingers. Pieces is her view on her marriage, loyalty and why revenge is best served as a cold dish with a smile on one's face.
December
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
It's December and Maxwell vowed to make Leila his-but they haven't seen each other since he proposed to her three weeks ago. In a city full of people and events, all Maxwell wants is for Leila to say "yes" questions is can he find her? And if he does, will she say yes?
Never Forget Me Leila
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What would you do if you asked the woman you love to marry you and she kissed you then walked away without a word? Leila left Maxwell standing in the cold, and he hopes that of all he's done she'll still say "yes."
I Love You This Much
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
(5.00)
Leila is alive and in-love with Maxwell; but he's only some memory, or is he? Nancy loves William. He doesn't love her though, because he is not the same-not since the accident; and all four are tangled in a web, one that's created by one of them, will love their love endure?
Dear Brian
Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
When you love someone no matter how much they have hurt you, it beats all logic to give up on that love. At times the one person we love, needs to know just how much pain they've caused us and that we are willing to overlook that.
The Book Of Abel
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
I'm Abel. I'm twenty two years old. I'm a Father: Stacey's Father. And this is my story.
From The Heart
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
This is an account of betrayal that comes straight from Flo's heart.
Last Heart Standing
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
Falling in love with someone is great, but seeing them change-as they start doing things to please you,doesn't it make you wonder if you are dating a fake worse off a hypocrite?
Made For You
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(2.75)
Luke loves May. May loves him just as much. They date for a year and he finally asks her to marry him, but he leaves that night. He's been gone for two years without so much as goodbye-and when May thinks of giving up on her love, she learns of why he left and why he's been silent. People make mistakes, even the people that we love, at times forgiveness is the only way out.
The Absolutely Boring Life of Mya
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00)
Mya's special, sweet, and bored out of her mind with what happens in her life-that's before David, Clive and Wayne all show up-and she realizes that love though beautiful is complicated and all she does is run...
Ethan And Richard
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Richard walked out on his son, Ethan, eighteen years ago-and now he's back. He has a month to live after battling Lung Cancer, and he wants to set things right, he wants Ethan's forgiveness. Ethan does not want anything to do with him.But Richard is persistent...will he win?
Say You Love Me
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.67)
If you are married and are caught cheating...what would you do? It seems easy to simply sign a divorce paper, or serve them to someone-but what if a huge part of you still wants to stay, what then? Beryl goes through the same with Mark. 'Say you love me' is a story about love, hopes and dreams and how at times reality hurts more than it should.
Dear May
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
May wrote a letter to Yellow, the one guy she loves, but who she believes is not good enough for her, now he writes back-he tells his side of the story. May wrote Yellow a letter. Yellow wrote her a message.
Dear Yellow
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
(5.00)
May is young, beautiful and in love with Yellow. Who is Yellow? Well, Yellow is the guy who doesn't care, not even one bit about May's feelings. He cheats and says he still loves her. Read the book to find out just how easy Yellow lies and why May is so bent on believing him.

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Smashwords book reviews by Dora Okeyo

  • The Vampire's Valentine: A YA Paranormal Story on Feb. 08, 2012

    I loved reading this short story, because it starts with Chester's (the Vampire) perspective. It's a good 23 page story that keeps you turning pages-reminds me of life in high school and sending out gifts to boys you had a crush on anonymously.
  • The Favour Men: Initiation on Feb. 21, 2012

    I loved Jake's determination in this short story, he's persistent and the story is a depiction of brotherhood and how far brothers would go to help their own.
  • Sweet Revenge on Feb. 24, 2012

    The ending is a shocker, but it's a great piece of writing.
  • Love across the pages on Feb. 26, 2012

    I'm a sucker for romance, and this is a great read, could have been longer though.
  • Every Day's A Good Day March 2012 on Feb. 29, 2012

    I love the simplicty with which the Bible verses are woven into daily life.
  • Silent Dreams on Dec. 26, 2013

    I love Sam- she's sweet, but not as much as Matt who gets to her when she calls, and is sad to hear that she got mugged. They have this ease between them. It's like they know and accept each other in a very short span of time, and it makes you think of how much they'd overcome. The way I see it- their ease is enough to see this through to a full length novel.
  • Save My Heart on June 21, 2014

    This story flows beautifully. I love how the setting compliments the characters. We have the heroine,Leila, meeting her daughter's father eight years later- and him asking for a second chance and she's forced to relive the fact that she raised her Sonya alone. It's well told. I'd have to admire the persistence of Nathan in pursuing Leila because I'm a secret fanatic of love-chases :-) I'd have to pick a battle with Elly on the ending- because this story is worthy of a full length novel. The ending Elly...really? Loved this!
  • Stay With Me on Oct. 19, 2014

    Good short story. It left me asking more "what if?" questions than any short story I've ever read, and that's why I loved it.
  • Hot Shot on Oct. 20, 2014

    True, it's a sweet romantic comedy. Loved reading it.