Interview with Labake Akinyosoye

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being allowed to dream. It's the only job I never have to nag myself into getting up and doing.
What do your fans mean to you?
Freedom, I guess? Their support allows me to do a job that makes me happy, which I'm very grateful for.
I can only hope my work brings them some enjoyment in return.
What are you working on next?
A multi-generational story set in more than one world, about three very different young women/girls.
I'm also producing an upcoming action movie, and polishing volume 2 of the Yomi Olola mysteries, Bloodstained Brass.
Who are your favorite authors?
That's a long list, ranging from youthful favourites like Roald Dahl and Jude Devereux to later discoveries like Sidney Sheldon, Judith Krantz, Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe.
I find particular novels from my youth left their mark with me in a very strong way.
Books like 'Roots' by Alex Haley, 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell, 'The Slave girl' by Buchi Emecheta, ' Lord of the Flies' by William Golding,' I know why the caged bird sings' by Maya Angelou and 'The picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde, to name just a few. I've read so many books,though, that it's near impossible for me to pick a favourite author.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Creative freedom, I suppose?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching TV shows and movies, spending time with friends and family and eating;
Food is a MAJOR hobby.
Published 2016-12-15.
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Books by This Author

Flesh and Stone
Series: The Yomi Olola Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,540. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Historical » General
In the year 1907, in the city of Ile-ife,19 year old Yomi Olola is preparing to wed the man of her dreams when a man is murdered in the palace. A man with many rivals and many secrets. In the rush to judgement, Yomi’s future is shattered. Now, running out of options and allies, she must find the killer herself, no matter what she risks, no matter what it takes. Will she uncover the truth in time?