Interview with Chukwuemeka T. Umunnakwe

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I remember my first story. I titled it "The Glorious Maid". But I lost the manuscript, and the story went down the drain. That was in the year 2000.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I remember my first story. I titled it "The Glorious Maid". But I lost the manuscript, and the story went down the drain. That was in the year 2000.
How do you approach cover design?
I see cover design as the face of a book. And just as beautiful faces attract human beings, beautifully-designed cover pages attract the reader. And the words of the writer hold the reader down.
I encourage all authors to create powerful cover designs. Remember the effects of beautiful faces...
What do you read for pleasure?
I read anything and everything. And that explains why I can write on a myriad of genres.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in different areas. I lived in the best parts of town at some points... And then, I lived in the slums, ghettos.
Each place brought its own experiences, and my writings allow some of those experiences to come out, to the view of Earth.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in the year 1999. And I lost the manuscript in the year 2000. That was a big blow. Seriously.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Being an indie author feels like being a bird in the air. You have that pure freedom to do many things which you will not comfortably do if you were not indie.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me more exposure than I thought was obtainable earlier. I am truly happy being here.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Freedom of expression. That is it. Aptly put.
Writing gives me that freedom to express my inner feelings, and that is a source of joy to me.
But my greatest joy as a writer comes from my fans, when they read my works.
It's really an indescribable feeling. Truly.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my everything. I wouldn't be here without them. My inner feelings will remain with me without my fans. I appreciate you all each and every moment of my life.
Thanks for being there for me, for correcting me when I'm wrong, for encouraging me to break my limits and perform better, and for seeing the best in me even when others were still doubting.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a fiction. And it will soon be here.

A powerless man realigns himself with some powerful individuals in the country and breaks the stronghold of the most powerful man in that country. But he had to die in order to achieve that feat. How?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read, sometimes.
I walk. I visit the slums. Inspirations abound in the slums.
I travel. Different people have different cultures, different outlooks and different approaches to life. I learn from them.
Published 2016-11-08.
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Books by This Author

The Driver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dike Nwadike must die twice in order to save his country, The State, from the evils associated with his employer. But how can a dead man save a country from the fangs of a man that is most likely to be the president? 'The Driver' explores the behind-the-scenes of general elections in typical developing countries. It also suggests ways of curbing the evils characteristic of these elections.
The Abandoned Discussions
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