Interview with Pat waDon

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was 11 years old when I wrote my first attempt at a novel, titled, ',A dream come true'. It was never published but was a big hit among family and friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was a book in a Readers digest novel titled , ' A woman's place,' It actually the decider of my career path as an author
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. A shona novel titled,'Wakandigona wena' meaning 'You got me good,' I loved the mystery and suspense it presented.
2. Twelfth night by Shakespear. We did this as our literature study book in high school. The drama for one is to die for, where as the language was just intriguing.
3.Posess me at midnight. Its a romance novel that features love,witches and spells..captivating
4. Harry potter and the philosopher stone. This was my very first Harry Potter book.Witches and wizards again...need i say more?
5. Waiting for the rain by Charles Mungoshi. His dynamic approach to African society and culture is mind boggling
What do you read for pleasure?
Historical and self help books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My cherryyyyu tablet
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Zimbabwe. The place is rich in culture, history and folk tales. Pieces of all that combined by tantalising words is just stories to die for
When did you first start writing?
When I was 11 years old.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Its a murder mystery...speaking about blood, betrayal and african voodoo
What are you working on next?
Another, 'Can't put this down' story with my usual Zimbabwean flare to it
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escaping the real world into the world that I create and can control
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escaping the real world into the world that I create and can control
Who are the people that support you the most
My whole family, my mum, dad, my two lovely sisters and my brother. And not forgetting my husband who contributes largely to my name Pat waDon which translates Don's Pat.
What is your writing process?
Think, take a pen,jot down summary of ideas,research,write the story, read it out loud to myself...I like it! I hug the people I love..
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
There is a bible quote that says, 'Joy comes inthe morning!' Morning is when one wakes up..so knowing that and trusting the promise joy comes inthe morning it motivates me to get out of bed to experience the joy! If I continie sleeping I will probably miss that joy!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Cooking and experimenting with food and flavour combinations! I love cooking
Published 2016-03-16.
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Books by This Author

Mabasa Wacho:-Justified
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A murder mystery in Zimbabwe! The story takes one through a maze of conspiracy, African voodoo and betrayal before taking a surprise twist into a maze of blood and murder with a dash of mystery. Orphaned Fadzi's husband has been murdered and everyone around her, not excluding herself, has motive and is a suspect. Who killed Mose? Police investigate and the village chief priest throws his bones!