Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Altercation of Vira by Kenechi Udogu

Welcome to Author Kenechi Udogu

Kenechi lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.


If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Speedy Multi-tasker- it’s a lame name but that’s what I’m good at.

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl – I’ve been a nocturnal creature since childhood and I don’t understand how people can be super cheery at 7am.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your books.
Every author probably thinks this about their work but the stories are different from a lot of ideas that are out there at the moment and they will keep you thinking long after you’ve turned the last page.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m working on a young adult paranormal romance at the moment. I’m thinking I might focus on novellas in the near future but let’s see what happens.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Being told in a review that my fairytale retelling is more interesting than the original Cinderella story! I hold on to that sentence whenever I feel self-doubt creeping up on me. 

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don’t give up but make sure to listen to your critics. They usually have a good point or two.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Oh yes. Jo from “The Other Slipper” – I’m pretty obstinate and she is too.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don’t give up. Oh, and edit, edit, edit.

Hidden talent?
Not really hidden, I sing (much to the annoyance of the people around me).

How do you react to a bad review?
I haven’t really had one but when I have an iffy one, after freaking out for a bit and convincing myself that I am the worst writer ever, I read the review again and try to take some good out of it. Then I talk myself back up. It’s a pretty exhausting process but I can’t seem to stop doing it.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
Absence of a timepiece – I am obsessed with my wristwatch and fall to pieces when I’m without one.

Favorite smell?
Rain falling on dusty earth – but only when I’m not standing in a sheltered spot.

Print or Ebook?
Aren’t they both great?

Sweet or Salty?
Both – I always get a mix of sweet and salty popcorn at the cinema because I love the taste of both at the same time.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Curled up in bed with the telly on. Mmmmmmm.

The Altercation of Vira

The people of Vira have long awaited the arrival of their lost princess, Elve. Legend has foretold a season of great change in the dawn of her return. For the Maracans, she brings the promise of fortified control over their rival kindred. For the Cefans, a glimmer of hope in an existence filled with oppression. 
The only problem is their princess is eighteen year old Ama Brown, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, who has no idea that she is about to be drawn into a world where an age old battle is brewing and nothing is quite as it seems.

Giveaway Details
1 ebook of The Altercation of Vira
Ends 8/14/12

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