Monday, March 29, 2021

New Book: Under My Skin... a novel in verse

Dear all,

#NewBook #NovelInVerse #MondayMotivation

I just completed my first ‘poetry novel’. Yay!

A special ‘thanks’ to Toki Mabogunje, President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Published Poet, who indirectly pushed me to write this novel in verse by encouraging me to share my poems with the world. Thanks for accepting to write the foreword, which on its own, is a beautiful story. It means a lot to me.

Many thanks as well to three fantastic writers: Linda Edem-Davies for also pushing me to share my poems, Chioma Ebele Mbanisi for adding some juice to my imagination, and Brenda Eziafakaego Nwafor, my writing partner, for vetting the juice.

To my sisters, the real storytellers, Nne, Eby, and Nkay, you rock!

Subscribe to my website and stand a chance of winning a copy before the release date: https://www.cmokonkwo.com/subscribe

#KeepSafe #Enjoy #Share #ThankYou

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Happy Mother's Day: All That Glitters

Dear all.

#March14 #MothersDay #BookRelease

The celebration continues. This is to every mother out there and those who play a motherly role to anyone at all. May your labour never be in vain.

This time, Ann Taylor's poem 'My Mother' plays in my head.

Also, by the end of the day, one subscriber will win an autographed e-copy of my Novella titled 'All That Glitters' that features a mother with a dark secret.

Now, the second celebration. My crime novel titled 'When It's Murder' is out today, exclusively on Amazon. Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WLBGKSH


Finally, congratulations to Nduko o'Matigere, Erumena Amata, and Ahmed Adelalu who each won an e-copy of the book.

I hope you enjoy it!

#KeepSafe #Enjoy #Share #ThankYou

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Monday, March 8, 2021

International Women's Day: Eight Days To Live

Dear all.

#March8 #ChooseToChallenge #SuperWoman

I celebrate women yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Keep playing your part, keep leading, keep shining, and keep winning.

As I write this, Helen Reddy's wonderful song 'I Am Woman' plays in my head.

My website subscribers all got a gift today: my novella, titled 'Eight Days To Live' and features a strong woman as the protagonist. It's fiction, but a story of hope inspired by the Coronavirus Covid19 and written in a record 2 days in March 2020 while battling malaria.

You can also get a free autographed copy from my website until tomorrow. Please visit: https://www.cmokonkwo.com/iwd


#KeepSafe #Enjoy #Share #ThankYou

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Book Review: A Broken People's Playlist

Book description:

A Broken People’s Playlist is a collection of short stories with underlying themes so beautifully woven that each story flows into the other seamlessly. From its poignant beginning in “Lost Stars” a story about love and its fleeting, transient nature to the gritty, raw musical prose encapsulated in “In The City”, a tale of survival set in the alleyways of the waterside. A Broken People’s Playlist is a mosaic of stories about living, loving, and hurting through very familiar sounds, in very familiar ways, and finding healing in the most unlikely places.

The stories are also part-homage and part-love letter to Port Harcourt (the city which most of them are set in). The prose is distinctive as it is concise and unapologetically Nigerian. And because the collection is infused with the magic of evocative storytelling, everyone is promised a story, a character, to move or haunt them.

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I don’t think I’ve ever said this about a book, but this one is Gold on Paper. This is the best collection of short stories I’ve read so far. You’ll laugh, cry, laugh again, and cry again. I love creative writing and unique ideas, and in this case, the author writes stories inspired by music and most of them have music as an integral part of the plot.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day!


Dear all.

#February14 #DayOfLove #DayOfGiving

I gifted a free preview of my upcoming book titled ‘When It’s Murder’ to my website subscribers.  

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#KeepSafe #Enjoy #Share #ThankYou

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Coming Back Soon: When It's Murder

Dear all,

#ComingBack #14March

Remember “When It’s Murder?”

It was first published in March 2019 for a year, and it’s coming back this March!

Subscribe to my mailing list to find out more and stand a chance of winning an autographed ecopy before the release date: https://www.cmokonkwo.com/subscribe



#KeepSafe #Enjoy #Share #ThankYou

Literarily Yours,
CMO.

Friday, January 15, 2021

New Course Alert: Learn to Write, Format and Publish for ebook

Dear all,

#Course #Write #Format #Publish

For those who asked... this is for you!

For those who didn’t ask... this can also be for you!

For those who know someone who might be interested... this is definitely for you!

Join me, let’s achieve our 2021 writing goals.

#KeepSafe #Share #ThankYou


Literarily Yours,
CMO.