Festus Obi

Biography

I live in Houston, Texas. Writing is a hobby I want to turn into a profession. For many years I have been putting off professional writing for whatever reason I don't know. I consider myself a late-bloomer. My initial publications will be for children; telling them educational stories woven around humans, animals, spirits, plants, and non-leaving things. Each story will have life lessons for the readers. I will also write for teenagers and adults. If you are looking for a romantic novel from me, you may wait for a long time. Maybe I am afraid you may not like my writing style. Just give me a sneek preview. You may like what you will read.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
My cover design depends on the genre. For instance if my book is for children, the cover will align with the title of the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books are "Things Fall Apart", and "No Longer At Ease" by Chinua Achebe, "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens, "Julius Ceasar" by William Shakespeare, and "Far From the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy. I love Achebe's deft storytelling abilities and the fact that his themes resonate with my background. Charles Dickens painted a dichotomous picture of society in his novel and that dichotomy is still existing in every society today. William Shakespeare is the best dramatist as far as I am concerned. And Thomas Hardy provided me the opportunity of reading such a voluminous novel in high school and his work is excellent.
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Books

The Humpback and the Python
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 680. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
This book is about an uplanned encounter between a farmer and a python. Although the farmer had every opportunity to kill the python in its vulnerable state, he decided to help the python instead. This act of kindness was never forgotten by the python which rewarded the humpbacked farmer in a way he never imagined. This story has lessons to teach children and adults as well.

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