How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing from the time I was about six years old.
Is this book part of a series?
No, it’s not. There’s no sequel, either. However, I’m scheduled to release the first trilogy of a series in the summer of 2017. The series is aimed at teenagers and the titles of the first three books are “Summer Party”, “Summer Camp” and “Summer Job”.
What did you find the most challenging about writing your book?
Writing about abuse. It was pretty harrowing.
Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?
It’s a toss up between getting my thoughts or my message out, and knowing that the message has found the right target. I remember a woman I haven’t met, sent me a message after she read “Forever There For You”. She had been in limbo for 17 years in a bad marriage (including abuse) and she was scared to leave, especially because of the way that people from church would look at her – which is something that one of the characters in “Forever There For You” goes through. But this woman read the book and went, “I want my life back. I’m going to file for that divorce.”
Do you have any works in progress?
Absolutely! I mentioned the trilogy scheduled for a summer release, earlier. I’m also releasing a collection of short stories on my birthday – 13 March. And this book is called “Because Home Is …” and it’s literally about coming home, finding home and being home even ‘being’ as a person. Because ‘home’ is a person, place or thing we can be naked and unashamed.
About the Book
Title: Forever There For You
Author: Chioma Nnani
When NADINE is confronted with the reality of her failing marriage, her first instinct is to work it out. She has had it drummed into her that marriage is ‘for better, for worse’. Walking out is just not an option – her faith would condemn her and her culture would make her a pariah.
The combination of Nadine’s background, education, social standing, friendships, faith, experiences and past relationships is meant to equip her to become a success. Failure is alien to her and love means forgiving at all cost.
As she tries to survive and make the most of the curves that life has thrown her, she discovers that ’success’ is a subjective term, and ‘happily ever after’ is something that you have to discover and define for yourself …
Chioma Nnani is an award-winning author, who also contributes to business, lifestyle and literary publications. One of Africa’s most fearless storytellers, she is a 2016 CREATIVE AFRICAN Awards finalist in the category of “Best Fiction Writer”, and a DIVAS OF COLOUR 2016 finalist. Chioma has also been nominated twice for a UK BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award in the “Best Author” category. A talented ghost-writer who is known for “being able to get into your head and under your skin, before writing down exactly how you’re feeling”, Chioma has been named “One of 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016” by London-based C.Hub Magazine.
She holds a Law (LLB) from the University of Kent and a Postgraduate Certificate in Food Law (De Montfort University, Leicester). She is the founder of THE FEARLESS STORYTELLER HOUSE EMPORIUM LTD (a premium storytelling outfit based in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, where she lives), typically contributes to lifestyle and literary publications, and runs the “Memo From A Fearless Storyteller” blogazine at www.fearlessstoryteller.com for which she won the 2016 BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award.
Amazon (Kindle): United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Australia and India. It is also available on Smashwords, Kobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Okadabooks, and major online stores. Okadabooks is mainly for buyers in Africa.