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Okadabooks Author page, Amazon No 1 genre listing and other fun facts

Broken Ties  - ENGLISH NEW

Broken Ties

Last week was meant to be pretty uneventful. Write a few  thousand words of Keepers (the last book in the Mentalist series), run a promo with ManyBooks to get some exposure for the recently updated cover of Broken Ties, help a friend beta-read her novel, do some real bill paying work (ah, the joys of being an architect), and find time to warm up my vocal chords to sing with my choir at the London Marathon. All in all, a busy week but nothing too spectacular. And then this happened.


I knew the promo ad would make a (little) difference to downloads but I was totally overwhelmed by the boost it actually gave. And it wasn’t just Amazon that yielded results – my Smashwords, iBooks and Barnes and Noble downloads had considerably  increased activity as well. I was still getting over the excitement of finally seeing Broken Ties at the top of an Amazon genre list when this happened too.




Yep, I’ve been given my very own Okadabooks Author page! I was so thrilled about the news, it took me a few hours to gather my spinning thoughts before I emailed/texted my family and close friends about it.  For those of you who are thinking “what the heck is that?”, Continue reading

The Little Joys of Life…

Just thought I should share this screenshot from today…so pleased!

Yam Po Club Bestseller



Okay, now back to work!

Yam Po Club featured in Nigerian national newpaper, Sunday Sun

The Sunday Sun feature I can’t express my joy enough at this! I’ve been featured in the Nigerian national newspaper, Sunday Sun! Interviewed by Sola Ojikutu.

Author Interview on Miss Ojikutu

The Yam Po Club cover 3

I was really fortunate to be interviewed by Sola Ojikutu, a Nigeria arts and culture reporter, with regards to The Yam Po Club. Check out the post link here.

The Yam Po Club now on Amazon and Smashwords

The Yam Po Club cover 3After many months of posting The Yam Po Club on this blog and on Wattpad, I’ve finally taken the story down and put it up on Amazon and Smashwords for sale. It will also appear shortly on  iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Sony and Kobo. Thanks again to everyone who followed the story here and on Wattpad. Your comments were very greatly appreciated. Now, it’s time to get all those other people who missed out on the freebie version to click on the links and join in on Onyebuchi’s story. I’ve included the blurb below and links to sites where it’s available at the moment.


The Yam Po Club

Boarding school – a painful rite of passage which remains forever etched in memories long after the days of confinement are over. At least that’s the impression Onyebuchi has been given by her older brother. The idea of leaving home is daunting, yet exciting, as she embarks on her first term at an all girls’ boarding secondary school in Enugu. Onyebuchi soon makes friends with two girls who have just arrived from outside the country, Funke from the UK and Nnenna from the USA. Together, the girls navigate a series of trying experiences that will test the limits of their bond.
Set in the early nineties, The Yam Po Club is a coming of age story about a group of girls who defy the odds to form a lasting friendship and survive the many trials of boarding school life.

Get it at

Amazon US

Amazon UK


The Yam Po Club is (finally) available on OkadaBooks


I’m so excited to share this with everyone, especially my Nigeria based readers. The Yam Po Club is now available for download on Okadabooks, the new e-book app taking over the nation! In their own words, Okadabooks is “… a fast, simple and fun way to read books without ever leaving your couch! Send a text , choose a book, then download and start reading – it’s as easy as riding an okada. It’s book reading, reinvented. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s cheaper than riding an Okada!” (Okada is Nigerian slang for motorcycle taxis – yes, they exist).

Please spread the word about the app with your family and friends…and anyone who has an Android phone, tablet or even a good old PC. There are a good number of books available on there, including some classics from Chinua Achebe and a lot of stories by up and coming writers like Myne Whitman. A lot of the books are free but the paid ones cost from as little as N20 to about N150. Bargain or what?

This, however, means I will eventually take down the free chapters of The Yam Po Club from Wattpad and my blog but I’ll aim to leave them on for as long as I can; at least until I get the book up on Amazon et al. So what are you waiting for? Go download the app now or tell someone about it!

Oh, and for those of you who have no clue what The Yam Po Club is Continue reading