Interview with Kevin Oselumhense Anetor

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh sure! I must have been six years or a little more at the time. It was a story I called the "Bushmen". I guess writing epic stories always left me with some sort of childhood thrill.
How do you approach cover design?
Well, I try to prevent something a bit abstract, not directly communicating the theme of the story. I like to make cover pages as puzzling as I can manage.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Adichie

Bottled Leopard by Elechi Amadi

The Pelican brief by John Grisham

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
When did you first start writing?
I started when I was very little. About five years or so. I was mostly inspired by my dad's bookshelf.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Pastoral experiences mostly. Being a Catholic Priest, I get to counsel a lot of persons. The issues these moments present and my struggles to approach them effectively form a major part of my books, including the last one I wrote "Ada."
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Like I said, my dad's bookshelf. He had a lot of books. I remember stumbling on "An African Night's Entertainment" by Cyprian Ekwensi, "The Lion and the Jewel" by Wole Soyinka, and Thunderhoof, a western story about ranches and a stubborn horse called Thunderhoof.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm yet to see. I'm quite new on the platform.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the feel that comes with being able to create characters, plots and all. It's like being a God of sorts.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!
What are you working on next?
It's a couple of short stories I'd like to call "The Vulnerable."
Who are your favorite authors?
Wole Soyinka
Chinua Achebe
Elechi Amadi
Chimamanda Adichie
James Hardley Chase
Published 2017-01-05.
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Books by This Author

Omonigho: The marine princess
Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Unknown to her, Omonigho was dedicated to a water goddess at infancy. She could see and hear what others couldn't. She was a beauty; one of her kind - princess of the serpents and daughter to the Queen mother. She could wreak havoc with a gaze and draw the souls of men with a flick of her fingers. Oceans and seas were her abode till a mission failed. Another home now beckoned to her...
Maria: The crazy campus girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
She loved boys and parties. For Maria, University wasn't about reading books; it meant having fun. Loads of fun. But that was until Chucks came into the picture. She had never wanted a boy like she wanted him. To make matters worse, her lecturer wanted something from her; something she could not give...
Benita
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Educational, Fiction » Religious
Frustrated about her unusual sexual orientation, Benita finally opens up to a man she hardly knew. Now she was not so sure if it had been such a good idea to have come to this man in the first place.
Love, Sex and Relationships
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,410. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / stepparenting
Love, Sex and Relationships delves into most of the grey areas in love, sex and relations; from how to manage sexual energies and urges, to issues on sexual addiction, sexual abuse, emotional immaturity wife battering etc. The issues are presented with a unique style and pristine clarity that is unprecedented. Every chapter is an invitation to something daring, new and inspiring...