I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. I attended Vivian Fowler memorial college for girls and moved the UK for my first degree and Masters. I met and married my best friend and greatest fan on earth, “chinese eyes”. We are blessed with the cutest daughter ever. I work in publishing, a job where I get to breathe in the wonderful smell of books day in day out, and most of all, I work on our Church Magazines. When I am not writing, or working, my brain is busy, thinking about the next plot or twist I can add to an imaginary novel.
Following my wonderful years blogging, I decided to take writing more serious. So I wrote about Wale Ademola, this hunk of a Nigerian illegal immigrant that marries stunning Jennifer Lennox for her British passport- on her terms. A few months into their “contract marriage”, Jennifer starts making crazy demands and as it turns out, Wale didn’t read the small print in the contract. And then there’s Sade Williams.. .the married christian housewife who wants more out of life but gets more than she bargained for. Much more. OK..I won’t bore you to tears by telling you what happened. The book does a much better job. I had gone about half way into writing the Small Print when the Lord started to speak to me about rewriting the book to glorify Him. As a christian, I had never seen a book that addressed faith issues- like, the only books I knew that addressed faith was the Holy Bible and of course, plenty non- fiction books written by Pastors or Ministers of the Gospel. But fiction? No way. Never heard of it, never seen it. Case closed. Or so I thought.
Barely twenty four hours later, someone dropped a novel on my lap. It was titled, And the Shofar blew by Francine Rivers. It was a book on faith… and yes, people- actual human beings-had read it (250,000 people as at like… 10 years ago.). The rest they say is history. I went back to the drawing board, turned my characters around and through divine inspiration, The Small Print was born.
My mission is evident in my books: to create clean and entertaining stories that tackle real issues and affirms the message of forgiveness, hope and faith, no matter what the circumstance. I hope to shed some light on real life issues that affect Christians and in the process point others to the character and nature of Jesus. I don’t trust that my writing will do that for me enough, but I trust God is able to use whatever I write to speak to hearts and souls.
I hope we enjoy this journey together…