Interview with Paul O. Persol

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
'Where' to me, both suggest location and condition. I was born and raised in Nigeria; in a home where six women passed through the marriage life of my father. And as the first born, I encountered all six of them. I started to question why some homes had it good and others, the direct opposite. That experience invoked the desire for the mastering of the psychology of life. And when I lost my father, mother, younger brother, and grand father to different health conditions in the space of one year, it directed my quest on why bad things happen to good people. These experiences are what you find in all my books...somehow
When did you first start writing?
At about the age of 17 I started making very frantic efforts to capture my experiences in writen stories. That first story in which I tried to mirror my life encounters got missing and I have not found it till date. Sad. But that first attempt pointed me in a direction of writing 'true-to-life' stories, imagining there was someone out there who had about the same set of questions in mind
What's the story behind your latest book?
This question almost brought tears to my eyes. My sad experience in the horrible marriage life of my father inspired me to seek God very early. After the series of rejections and disappointments that almost made me commit suicide in my second year in the university, I concluded God was all I needed. But when I lost four family members one after the other in the space of one year, and saw how sympathisers ran short of what appropriate word of consolation to use, my faith in God was terribly tampered with. But in the passage of time, I discovered how unfit man is to judge God, himself, or someone else; so I opened the courtrooms of people's minds so my readers can assess the person of God for themselves in 'God must be guilty!'
What motivated you to become an author?
In my relationship with people, I have very many people who share the same experiences with me, and a number of the people are still stuck to their past. Their damaged mindset has pushed them into other vices; so rather than refining history to make a better world, they found themselves repeating the ugly past uncontrollably. The impact other books made in me gave me the idea of addressing the millions of people out there who are in search of answers to the questions of their terrible past
What other titles are you working on?
Currently, I am tidying up the book - 'Sex and the evil oath.' It is simply a revelation and a direction for young people especially. It is a lesson and a warning to adults who are in or out of marriage. It is a fare look at the subject of sex from many perspectives. I am about starting work on a new book - 'the god called WOMAN'. Coming from a man, you wonder why. But the neglect of the potentials of the woman I believe is partly why Africa is where she is economically and otherwise. It will also explain the fate of many men, homes, economies and businesses. That serious.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The wonderful feedbacks I get from people, replaying gladly, the impact the books have made on them spur me on at all times.
What do your fans mean to you?
The reason I write. They make me dig into physical and divine libraries, searching for answers to the questions of life. I believe they deserve to know what they need to know.
Who are your favorite authors?
William Paul Young, TD Jakes, Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi and Joyce Meyer
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Basically, I think of 'what can I do today that is a plus to humanity?' And something engaging that will pay me, to fend for family
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I rehearse my songs, practice to sharpen my acting skills, review some music, read, study the scripture, pray, visit and counsel people
Published 2015-03-05.
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Books by This Author

Sex And The Evil Oath
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / general, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Is she hot? Is he man enough? These are very sensitive indicators largely employed in the topic of SEX. But what’s the big deal? To what end are the subject and the practice of the act of SEX in this world? What on earth has Oath got to do with SEX? Well, it already looks like there are a number of questions around the topic of SEX, begging for answers in a world where SEX appears to be EVERYWHERE
God Must Be Guilty!
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Screenplays » Drama
Who's interested in talking religion? Not many have the time for that. But if you have ever had to raise your head in prayers, or for some form of divine intervention that left you dissatisfied...'God must be guilty!' could be one book you really need to read. Check it out