Interview with Bolanle Ogundiran

Why did you choose to write a book and title it “My Path to Justice”?
The answer to that question lies in the faces of everyday people you meet on the road. They all have stories but are too busy, weary or uninterested in telling them. I decided to form a story around real issues. We are products of choices we make or choices made on our behalf.

Choice is an attractive word but can also be a dangerous trap. We either choose to do the right thing and live with a clear conscience or the wrong thing and face the consequences when we least expect.

I believe victims of wrong choices have the opportunity to free themselves from the traps they find themselves if only they seek help from the right sources. They don’t have to die in silence, there are people trained and assigned to help them if only they come out of that hole.

My message in this book is about hope, about being informed and about friendship.
What spurred your interest to become a writer?
I guess its the thrill you get from being able to imagine characters and the power to influence their actions and decide who becomes the hero or villain.
Who motivated you to become a writer?
My dad, he bought my first storybook which triggered my love for words.
How long does it take you to finish writing a book?
Within two years. The storyline and characters have to be interesting. I take time to conduct my research before sitting down to write.
What else do you find interesting aside from writing?
Sightseeing, watching sports channel, good music and a host of others.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
A big thank you to Mark and his wonderful team for the free, beautiful quality, superb PR services and a lot more they've offered indie authors and publishers. I pray for their continuous success.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The feedbacks propel me to do more. It's not easy to describe the sensation and joy that people are actually reading your work and wanting more. It's smashing!
What do your fans mean to you?
They motivate me, I appreciate them dearly.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first short story in high school. My English teacher was really impressed.
What are you working on next?
A fiction with lots of intrigue.
Published 2018-02-03.
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Books by This Author

Our Right to Freedom
Series: Our Right to Freedom. Price: $5.99 USD. (Free until June 2!) Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Leadership comes with huge responsibilities and heavy repercussions if things go wrong. Those who suffer the consequences are mainly the weak and vulnerable who bear the full brunt when war breaks out.
The Race
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Training, focus and determination are very important words; it is only when they are put into practice that life goals are achieved.
Truth Underneath the Surface
Series: Our Right to Freedom. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is a story about love, trust and betrayal. A job, a family and a good reputation; she had them all. Until one day, she saw an open door filled with opportunity and life-long dreams only to find out it was a trap; her worst nightmare. She reaches out for help but discovers she has sunk too deep. Would she find help? Can she redeem her name? Find out in "Truth Underneath the Surface."....……....
My Path to Justice
Series: Our Right to Freedom. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Patricia was born into a privileged family; her father was a barrister and her mother an accountant. When she was thirteen, her parents died in a plane mishap which left no survivor. Her life changed the day the incident happened. She was separated from her siblings to live in the village, an entirely new experience for her.