Interview with Joe Adus

What's the story behind your latest book?
Personal experiences
who are the characters in your book?
Real acquaintances though their names are changed and some given acronym- names.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Discourse with God.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
- Thinking of challenging issues and how to design Projects to address them.

- Reading variety of literature.

- Interaction with my familymostly and friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The dramatised version of Alan Paton's "Cry the Beloved Country" when i was doing a one-year Swahili Literature course at the University of Nairobi in 1987. I gave to a colleague back in Ghana to to organize its production at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana but it got missing somewhere along the line. But my first production script was titled "The Will of the Oracles" which I directed myself in 1989 at the same School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana.

My initial writings were in drama none of which has been published though: "The Day the Golden Stool Got Missing" was performed at the Kumas National Centre for Culture, Kumasi, Ghana infront of dignataries and a cross section of the society.
- "Omnia Munda Mundis" (drama) performed at the Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, ghana.
- "Echoes from the Grave" (planned for publishing soon).
- "The Legend of Tweneboah Kodua".

" God Does Not Need Extra Strength" is my first published book in October 2013 by CreateSpace and being marketed by Amazon.com

I am in the process of writing my first novel " The Vandals Are Coming" hopefully to be completed and published by the end of this year 2014.
What is your writing process?
Break the entire plot into segment of scenes and/or chapters before putting the pieces together.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A book on one of the Pharaohs of Egypty titled "Hotep Ra" I am sure I got the title correct since it has been such a long time. Many many years ago when i was a child. I dont know if that was my first story. But I would say it was one book that really touched my spirit in terms of spirituality and man's lifespan on earth and the life-after.
How do you approach cover design?
I leave for my publisher to come up with varieties and i select what I like.
When did you first start writing?
In my Senior High School days in the 1970s encouraged by the (now) Catholic Archbishop of the Kumasi Diocess (Ghana) who was then my senior two years ahead of me in the Seminary.
Published 2014-04-10.
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