Nick Nwaogu

Biography

Nick Nwaogu is a Nigerian writer, blogger, physicist, and computer programmer.

Before starting his writing career, he’d already made a name, locally and internationally, as a seasoned Internet entrepreneur and tech savvy. At 19, he co-founded an exclusive social network for students of his university, which later expanded and grew to over one-million registered members in less than three years.

He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 IT Leaders West Africa Summit, where he gave an exceptional thirty-minute lecture on the role of social media and mobile in developing nations. His success story has been told by Vanguard, TheGuardian, African Business Review, Yahoo! News, and TechCrunch, just to mention a few. The Almost Kiss is his first book.

Readers can contact Nick by e-mail at: nick@nwaogu.com

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up in a busy and populous city like Lagos gave me a broader perspective of life at large. This is why my stories are a blend of different fabrics of human existence.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school, but I considered professional writing in 2012 after selling my social networking company. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to complete a single book. 'The Almost Kiss' is my first complete novel, and I hope it's the first of many.
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Where to find Nick Nwaogu online


Books

February
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Screenplays » Romance, Screenplays » Mystery
In February, together, Sergeant Femi Kolawole and investigative journalist Chioma Okafor solves Emeka's Valentine-day murder, and on doing so, Chioma is exposed to Femi's heroic personality, which makes her eventually fall in love with him. This is a story on how crime brings two love birds together.
Odd Family Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
In 'Odd Family Out', Nick Nwaogu tells over a score of short-stories about his unusually odd family, using twenty-five chapters to introduce twenty-five fictional family members with contrasting personalities, including a fictional version of himself. The book starts with the introduction of his mother. "I always knew I came from a very odd family. There was mother—too short, too old-fashion..."
The Almost Kiss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,130. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Uche turns a Valentine date into a blood bath before midnight. Everybody thinks he is dead, but a strange text message triggers a series of twisted events, which proves that he's still alive and in the wind, and that the life of his ex, Chioma, is hanging by a thin thread. Follow Femi as he uncovers a murder mystery that nobody even knew happened.

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