Influence of a King

I would be a fine artist-oil on canvass. Growing up, I was writing poetry and painting. In later years, I pursued writing with more intent.

Creative writing is a painstaking process; a 90,000 word novel may take over a year to materialize. Finding the time and creative space-mentally and physically requires deliberate effort. As at now, I cannot take off to a writers’ retreat or residency. The best I can do is to allocate my time appropriately, and be disciplined about it.
I also take notes along with me, every day and anywhere… You can never tell where inspiration would come from.

My mother is the first person I send my scripts to. She reads through, makes her comments before I submit to my publisher. My husband reads and encourages me through the process. My children want everyone to know that Mom writes beautiful novels. They are all excited.

At this point, I am not certain. There are so many stories bubbling in my mind…

It’s purely a passionate desire to do what I am best suited to do. When I go into that space of creative writing, even in my sleep, scenes for the novel keep developing. At such a moment, I would reach for my iPad to take notes and release those scenes from my thought process, else sleep would remain elusive.
I am thankful to God for the grace He has given, and dedicate myself to His steer.

I grew up as a girl child that was fully empowered. I enjoy a fantastic relationship with my father and this entrenched a deep and unflinching confidence in me. As I grew up, I needed no one to validate me. I was totally committed to God and purpose driven.

When we were much younger, my family and I would spend our Christmas holidays in our riverine village in the Niger Delta. We basked in nature and delighted in the sea food! I brought certain elements into this novel.

At the heart of the story is God’s faithfulness through generations. Considering that the story deals with a wide range of issues, I would highlight its key points:

  • Faith, fate and choices.
  • Love, overcoming & resisting temptation.
  • Good would prevail over evil.
  • Global events can align for an individual’s benefit.
  • Though life may be complex and overwhelming, the turmoil could be for a purpose.

Everyone; irrespective of gender, race, nationality or social identity can benefit from this story. It should cause us to reflect on who we are and our interactions with those around us, to foster peace, love and an identity which stresses that we are all created equal under God.
I specifically believe that lovers of good literature, as well as those who have an appetite for history would enjoy reading this novel.

Disparate events occurring in different parts of the world may appear unique to those places, but the reality is, we are all connected in one way or the other, and the effects of such disparate events, could be far reaching.

Predestination is confirmed when individual destinies and hopes are fulfilled by virtue of the alignment of such events; which may be positive or negative, on a large or small scale, particularly when prior individual growth and choices made, inadvertently fits into the present realities.

Influence of a King spans the globe during a time of harrowing worldwide events-the Great Depression, the droughts of America’s Dust Bowl years, World War II, and post-war developments – and captures the essence of faith, fate, and the power of choices.

 

From an Orphan to a Queen: Esther

I would be a fine artist-oil on canvass. Growing up, I was writing poetry and painting. In later years, I pursued writing with more intent.

Creative writing is a painstaking process; a 90,000 word novel may take over a year to materialize. Finding the time and creative space-mentally and physically requires deliberate effort. As at now, I cannot take off to a writers’ retreat or residency. The best I can do is to allocate my time appropriately, and be disciplined about it.
I also take notes along with me, every day and anywhere… You can never tell where inspiration would come from.

My mother is the first person I send my scripts to. She reads through, makes her comments before I submit to my publisher. My husband reads and encourages me through the process. My children want everyone to know that Mom writes beautiful novels. They are all excited.

At this point, I am not certain. There are so many stories bubbling in my mind…

It’s purely a passionate desire to do what I am best suited to do. When I go into that space of creative writing, even in my sleep, scenes for the novel keep developing. At such a moment, I would reach for my iPad to take notes and release those scenes from my thought process, else sleep would remain elusive.
I am thankful to God for the grace He has given, and dedicate myself to His steer.

I grew up as a girl child that was fully empowered. I enjoy a fantastic relationship with my father and this entrenched a deep and unflinching confidence in me. As I grew up, I needed no one to validate me. I was totally committed to God and purpose driven.

When we were much younger, my family and I would spend our Christmas holidays in our riverine village in the Niger Delta. We basked in nature and delighted in the sea food! I brought certain elements into this novel.

At the heart of the story is God’s faithfulness through generations. Considering that the story deals with a wide range of issues, I would highlight its key points:

  • Faith, fate and choices.
  • Love, overcoming & resisting temptation.
  • Good would prevail over evil.
  • Global events can align for an individual’s benefit.
  • Though life may be complex and overwhelming, the turmoil could be for a purpose.

Everyone; irrespective of gender, race, nationality or social identity can benefit from this story. It should cause us to reflect on who we are and our interactions with those around us, to foster peace, love and an identity which stresses that we are all created equal under God.
I specifically believe that lovers of good literature, as well as those who have an appetite for history would enjoy reading this novel.

Disparate events occurring in different parts of the world may appear unique to those places, but the reality is, we are all connected in one way or the other, and the effects of such disparate events, could be far reaching.

Predestination is confirmed when individual destinies and hopes are fulfilled by virtue of the alignment of such events; which may be positive or negative, on a large or small scale, particularly when prior individual growth and choices made, inadvertently fits into the present realities.

Influence of a King spans the globe during a time of harrowing worldwide events-the Great Depression, the droughts of America’s Dust Bowl years, World War II, and post-war developments – and captures the essence of faith, fate, and the power of choices.