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Spotlight Interview with Mr. Ben

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Young Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Ministries
Publication Date: August 31, 2016
Pages: 116 pages
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Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am a writer, an internationally represented and a published author, a poet, playwright, speaker and voice-over artist.I currently stay in where I was born and raised—Lagos, Nigeria

What inspired you to write?
The happenings around me and in general, as portrayed by the media, all happenings around the world

What inspired your novel?
The success motivation from being involved with the underworld activities to being a great benefit upon mankind inspired the book, ‘Maya Initiate 39: The Long Walk To Destiny’

What is the genre?
‘Maya Initiate 39: The Long Walk To Destiny’  is a  cross-genre of fiction interests: Fantasy, Young adult, Contemporary, Urban andThriller

What draws you to this genre?
Various life situations in the form of stories

How did you develop your plot and your characters?
I thought of the happening in my ‘head’ like a movie being watched and through creativity, I was able to pen it down—the conceptualizations of the plot and characters.

What inspired your protagonist?
The need to discover who she, Maya, really was

What inspired your antagonist?
Craig’s awkward background. He was the most active antagonist

What was the hardest part to write in the book?
Getting to the climax of it, The Long Walk To Destiny, having established ‘Maya Initiate 39’

What was your favourite part of your book to write?
The protagonist formative years

Are you a full time or a part time writer? If part time, what do you do besides write?
I’m a part-time writer. Speaking and voice-overs are my other endeavors

What are you currently reading?
The Three Musketeers by Alex Dumas

Who would you say are your favourite authors?
John Grisham
JK Rowling
Stephen King
William Shakespeare

How about your favourite books? What would be your top 5?

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The 360 Leader by John C Maxwell

The Art of War by Tsung Zu

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump

What are your future projects, if any?

Currently working on a project that would encompass all human endeavours—-known and the ones to come as having one name—Engi(O)sophy. This would be aimed at changing the perception of people about what they are already familiar with towards creating a better appreciation and more reliable ways to tackling problems. More of this still to come!

What is your preferred method for readers to get in touch with you and your books?
Readers can get in touch with me via my email address at: mrbenisreal@gmail.com

Maya Initiate 39: The Long Walk to Destiny can be ordered through Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/MAYA-Initiate-39-Long-Destiny-ebook/dp/B01JBNR7UW/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8.

It is also avaiable on Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Nook, Kindle and other digital outlets

For bulk copies (wholesale and distribution) of Maya Initiate 39: The Long Walk to Destiny, the publisher can be contacted at:

Bill Vincent

Publisher, Revival Waves of Glory Books and Publishing, Litchfield, Illinois, USA


For more of my works, please visit www.amazon.com/author/mrben

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

(Grins) Well, the literary industry is a sentiment-driven one. Your book being accepted for publication doesn’t mean you’re a prolific writer (vice versa).As an aspiring author, prepare your mind for countless rejections. See it as part of the process of being an eventual success in the authoring venture. Keep improving your writing skill and more important, take heed to Winston Churchill’s words ”Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up!”

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