Interview with Jude Chisom Erondu

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write because I derive personal inspiration from it. My goal is to use it to change the lives of many especially young people around the world that are struggling to achieve their purpose and goals.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me, because they are also the source of my inspiration. There words of encouragement are my healing oil. So as the saying goes " As iron sharpenth Iron, so shall one man sharpens another." When I inspire them using my story, they encourages me in return. It makes me feel humbled and know that somebody out there is looking up to me.
What are you working on next?
I have started working on my next book which I hope to publish on the day of my graduation from college or publish couple of articles. Also, I am a student with higher goals. At the moment I hope to graduate from college with honors. The only way to make my family, friends and community back home in Nigeria proud is to graduate with honors. I also hope to pursue masters in International Relations with a concentration in Sustainable Development in which I hope to work with the United Nations Department for Humanitarian Affairs.
Who are your favorite authors?
Robert Shuller, He is the author of the book "Tough times Never Last, but Tough People Do." I read his book when I was struggling with the challenge of getting admission into college after graduating from high school back in 2006. The book helped me to keep hope alive. Because of "hope," I am a living testimony of life struggles.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Hope, hope, and more hope. I have the hope that even though it is bad outside, I still have all chances to be that which I am destined to be. It was hope that helped me not to give up with the struggles of being educated. It is that same hope I long for towards the phases of my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I listen to inspiration songs and watch comedy. I often start my day listening to inspirational songs while I end my night watching comedy after long day of working.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Research, Research.
How do you approach cover design?
I used the resources available to me in school. A friend helped me to design the cover page. Thanks to Andrew O'Neill a graduate student of Green Mountain College for a job well-done in designing the cover page for the 17 Golden Keys--Unlock Your Dead Dreams.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read motivational books for pleasure. Book with principles that I can actually apply and succeed.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth is the most effective marketing techniques anybody could use. It is effective because of the satisfaction your audience derives from reading your piece and deiced to share it with their friends and family.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The struggles of being educated.
Published 2014-06-22.
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Books by This Author

17 Golden Keys--Unlock Your Dead Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 27,410. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In The 17 Golden Keys—Unlock Your Dreams Mr. Erondu shares the life challenges he endured through his young life. Erondu decided to take us through his experience and thoughts with the world, using these keys to unlock his dead dream of seeing the four walls of education.