Sunday, April 30, 2017

C. M. Okonkwo's Giveaway

Dear Readers,

I'm pleased to inform you that I'll be at the 16th Nigerian International Book Fair holding at the Multipurpose Halls of the University of Lagos, from 8th - 13th May 2017.

After a successful fair in 2016, I'm happy that I'll be able to meet and connect with many more authors, writers, readers and students this year.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Preview: Shared Door, The Series Finale

Dear readers,

This is it... the much awaited final part of the Angela Hunter series and answer to the five-year long mystery. The fifth and final volume titled "Shared Door" has just been published. It's bigger and better, juicier and funnier than "Blocked Door." You can read my post about Blocked Door HERE.

Book description:

After the double hit at the prison, the police finally apprehend those responsible for the crimes, and during a series of interrogations and confessions, they discover who is pulling the strings... someone they least expected. Now they must dig deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery in time to prevent the last two targets from getting killed.

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I have also added a free preview below. Enjoy! Share! Comment! :)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Coming Soon - Yankee Based Wives

Hello Everyone,

I'm really excited and seriously counting down to the release of my 5th novel titled "Yankee Based Wives!!!" on XXII-XI-MMXVI. (22.11.2016... just in case).

Why am I excited? Because the young women from "Dim Noo Abroad" are back, and this time around, they have vowed to get husbands living nowhere else but in the United States of America...

That's the description of "Yankee Based Wives," the sequel to "Dim Noo Abroad," in the Desperate Women Series.

I don't know about you, but I've missed the main characters from Dim Noo Abroad, especially a particular character named Halleluiah (funny name and character). She's the parrot and chief gossip of the community, so there's never a dull moment with her. I always looked forward to her character and activity while writing and editing the book.

In fact, just like Dim Noo Abroad, I've enjoyed writing this new one and can't wait to share it with the world. I only wish that everyone who eventually reads the book will understand the choice of style and language, as it adds more flavour and juice to the story as a whole. One thing for sure is that you'll be taking away some Nigerian/Igbo slangs with you :).

As I'm on a one-month count down from today, Yankee Based Wives is available on preorder in e-book, on many ebook distribution platforms (Smashwords, Okadabooks, iBooks, Amazon, etc., at HALF PRICE until a day after the initial release. What are you waiting for?

Tell someone to tell someone to tell someone!!!

I hope you all get your copies, read, enjoy and leave me a review... whether good, bad or ugly, I'm always happy to know what you think.

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dragon Slayer - an interview with the Nigerian Project X Team.

Hello readers,

It's been a while I posted anything here, but I have been working on some new projects, so when it comes out, you'll all be the first to know.

Anyway, I recently had an interesting and engaging interview with the Nigerian Project X team. Click HERE for the full interview and to know more about the Project X Team.

Please #Read, #Enjoy, #BeInspired and #Share your thoughts.

Literary yours,
#CMO

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Book Trailer: The Angela Hunter Series

Series starter #2013
Hi everyone,

It's finally here... the book trailer for my mystery/suspense novella series titled "The Angela Hunter Series." I'm so excited about it, though sad that the series is coming to an end in 2017. But who knows, Angela Hunter might reach out to me sometime in the future and I'll start writing more about her again :).

I've gathered photos from all sources to give some sense to the trailer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.

Please #watch, #enjoy and #SHARE. Click HERE to watch it.

You can also read the series starter of the book #FREE HERE.

Below are the covers for the other volumes in the series.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nigerian International Book Fair Experience: Where are the authors?

Workshop on writing, publishing & marketing for indie authors
Hello all,

The Nigerian International Book Fair 2016 has come and gone, and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the fact that I facilitated a workshop and got interesting feedback from 98%, if not 100%, of the attendants. Some sent emails, some called, some I saw the next day looking for information on literary services.

I also enjoyed the fact that I attended the international conference/official opening of the fair, where I met interesting people; there was a book reading, there were seminars and other workshops, and finally the famous Author’s Groove, organized by the Association of Nigerian Authors, titled “Everyone feeds on the author, but who feeds the author?” I did a book presentation, a reading of my book by a Youth Corps member, and a giveaway.

Friday, April 29, 2016

#FridayFeature: Meet The Author - C. M. Okonkwo

Hello All,

Today's #FridayFeature author is... drum roll... a member and Ex-Co of ANA Lagos... more drum roll... myself, C. M. Okonkwo. Why me, why today? Well, because it's my birthday today :).

Let's get to know 'me' in 10 questions. See my responses below.

1/ What is your name (Pen name if different), and what does it mean?

My name is C. M. Okonkwo (CMO). C for Chioma, meaning 'Good God.' M for Mildred, which means 'Gentle Strength' or 'Mild Power.' And Okonkwo means 'Born on Nkwo day' (a day in the Igbo week). If Nkwo is a Wednesday, then I'm definitely an Okonkwo. So in summary, CMO is a powerful yet gentle child of the Good God, born on a Wednesday, lol.