Chioma Nnani

Biography

Chioma Nnani is an award-winning storyteller, as well as a two-time UK BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award nominee, in the 'Best Author' category. A talented ghost-writer who is known for “being able to get into your head and under your skin, before writing down exactly how you're feeling”, Chioma is also a 2016 DIVAS OF COLOUR finalist (in the category of “Diva Author”), a 2016 CREATIVE AFRICAN Awards finalist (in the category of “Best Fiction Writer”), and has been named “One of 100 Most Influential Creatives In 2016” by London-based C.Hub Magazine. She holds a Law (LLB) from the University of Kent and a Postgraduate Certificate in Food Law (De Montfort University, Leicester). She is the founder of THE FEARLESS STORYTELLER HOUSE EMPORIUM LTD (a premium storytelling outfit based in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, where she lives), typically contributes to lifestyle and literary publications, and runs the “Memo From A Fearless Storyteller” blogazine at http://fearlessstoryteller.com for which she won the 2016 BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award for “Blog of the Year”.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing at the age of six or so. But it wasn't till I was in my 20s, that I considered writing as a possible career. I was at university (University of Kent, Canterbury) when I met this person, who eventually jetted back to Nigeria with five different pieces of my writing, with the aim of using my work to build a storytelling career of their own. They had the manuscript for what eventually turned into my first novel "Forever There For You", as well as a movie script I'd written, another script for a TV series pilot and even stage production scripts. It took the intervention of an old classmate from primary school to ensure that the thief wasn't able to do what she had intended.

Then, two of my friends - Carmen Rose and Keely Zara Augustus - gave me a slot at an Open Evening that their company was holding, to do a rehearsed reading. People liked my stuff, I felt motivated to try and again to get published (before this time, I'd gotten maybe a thousand rejection letters and emails from publishing firms and literary agents). 18 months and seven re-writes later, my debut novel - FOREVER THERE FOR YOU - saw the light of day.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I like to call FOREVER THERE FOR YOU a cocktail of love, cultural clashes, religion, domestic violence, friendship and sisterhood.
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Where to find Chioma Nnani online


Books

Because Home Is ...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,580. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017 by The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Some say that "Everyone is running from, or towards something". But you run till you get 'home'. Everyone wants to go home. You run till you get 'home'. Because 'home' is that person, thing, or place where you can be naked and unashamed. “Because Home Is …” is a collection of short stories about finding home, going home, and being home.
Forever There For You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,950. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2016 by The Fearless Storyteller House Emporium Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
A cocktail of love, religion, friendship, domestic violence, sisterhood and cultural clashes ...

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