Interview with Miranda A. Uyeh

Who are your favorite authors?
Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, MaryLu Tyndall, Julie Lessman, Janette Oke, Dee Henderson, Amber Stokes, Sandra Leesmith ... I could never get enough of their books! They're such talented writers.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My trust in God that come what may, EVERYTHING will work out for good, whether the situations I face are pleasant or not.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read, watch movies, listen to music, pay attention to my social media - basically, anything that will relax my tired brain. Not a bad idea to hang out with close friends and family either. Haha!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
As I'm a book reviewer, I receive the bulk of my books from authors/publishers. Other times I get recommendations from blogger friends/authors.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I'm not sure. But I do remember it was inspired by fairy tales like 'The Swan Princess', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Anastacia' etc. Can't remember the title either.
What is your writing process?
There isn't a strict process I follow. Sometimes, I get an idea first, and rapidly develop it in my mind. Then I write down the summary as quickly as possible while it's still fresh in my brain, before I later set to fleshing it out. Other times, the title settles in my heart first, and then, subtly, the story bits trickle in, bit by bit, until it is fully formed. The latter process is usually more frustrating and not as pleasant to write, but nonetheless, as rewarding as the former.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh, yes! Disney's Rapunzel - my first fairy tale that set my mind wheeling. I read it over and over again! it had a HUGE impact in my life.
How do you approach cover design?
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. I love it when my cover tells or summarizes the story in my book. I especially pay attention to colors and symbols. Colors, because, by picking the right ones, you can intentionally provoke expected emotions from prospective readers, and symbols, because, they go a long way in hinting to the reader what kind of book it is. For instance, the presence of a red rose on a cover, would usually hint that it's a romance story. Get my meaning?
What are your ten favorite books, and why?
My goodness! Mmmm ... let's see!
1. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. This is the deepest fiction love story I've ever read. Love it so much! I could read it over and over again.
2. The Redemption/First Born Series by Karen KIngsbury. Can't pick just one book in the bunch so I decided to lump them all together. This is a continuing story of one family's growth in faith through times of joy, pain, loss, and sorrow - a truly inspiring read.
3. Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall. This story touched me in a very personal way, and kept me pondering for a very long time.
4. A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman. Another book that touched me in a very personal way. Love it!
5. The O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson. The unique characters were the kind I'd never encountered prior to these books.
6. Love's Promises by Sandra Leesmith. A story that teaches what love is truly all about, and the values we attach to them.
7. Love Come Softly Series by Janette Oke. These books tell the story of love in a most unusual but beautiful way!
8. Bell Flower by Amber Stokes. Between the literary skill and the endearing story, I was truly impressed!
9. The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers. Yet another book that I can read over and over again!
10. The Eyes of E'veria Series by Serena Chase. These books are my FAVORITE fantasy stories! Apart from the awesome plots and characters, the settings and other elements are mind-blowing! I'm in love with Chase's books!
What do you read for pleasure?
Christian Romance Fiction, of course! What else? And when it's served with a little suspense, thriller, history or fantasy, oh my!!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I LOVE kindle. "It simply is one of the greatest inventions of all time." A blogger said that, and I totally agree with her.
Published 2014-05-27.
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To Die Once: Child of Grace, #1
Series: Child of Grace. Price: $4.62 USD. Words: 103,260. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
When Jennifer falls in love with Rodrigo, a foreigner, it does more than raise eyebrows in her prim and proper society. She is plunged into a world that changes everything in her life and his. An inspirational story of romance, suspense and international thriller ... from Lagos to Italy!