Interview with Morris Mchawia Mwavizo

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact that I have a story to tell and it can't tell itself if am sleeping.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love movies and am toying with the idea of making one. I also love jogging and of course reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read a lot of blogs, have writer friends on facebook and twitter. I read what they write and recommend
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and the mistakes it had but I believe it is the best untold story out there
What is your writing process?
Depends. Sometimes I jot an idea and for months nothing comes from it. Other times I start something, write a plot and take it from there but the best times is when i come up with a character and he takes over the story regardless of the plot
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. It made me realize that I had the ability to create characters and tell my version of an event. That I loved
How do you approach cover design?
That I leave to the experts. I simply tell them the concept, they come up with the rest. Can't be a master of all things.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That is not a fair questions.... can i do more than five? I love the bible... Its God's word.
Then Alex Hailey's Roots. The descriptions there are breath taking.
To kill a mocking bird for its simplicity.
Mau Mau author in detention, The writer of this book the Late Gakara wa Wanjau could tell it as it was
Any book by Walter Mosley
What do you read for pleasure?
A lot of short stories ranging from science fiction to true life stories
What is your e-reading device of choice?
kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Let me answer that after selling a million copies... I am now trying all means
Describe your desk
I dont own one... I love the paper and pen. You can write anywhere
Published 2015-09-30.
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Books by This Author

Defying The Gods
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story about a young man's love for a woman whose bride price is too high for him to pay. The Bride's father wants riches, the bride wants love and the gods have something else in mind. Will true love defy the gods in this pre-colonial novel?