Hello book lovers! This week I have a special blog post where I interviewed Alex Owumi about himself and his books.
About Alex Owumi
Alex is a professional basketball player and he currently plays for the Surrey Scorchers. Alex is also an author and has written a bestselling autobiography titled Qaddafi’s Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya’s Civil War. In 2016, he wrote his debut novel The Fire Raven: Volume 1, a fictional thriller about an assassin who travels the world in search of her past. It had a top five debut on Amazon’s bestseller list under thriller/suspense.
Owumi’s most recent book, The Fire Raven: The Winter Vendetta was published just yesterday and Alex has kindly asked me if I wanted to ask him some questions about his books. So without further ado, here is my interview with Alex Owumi.
Questions with Alex Owumi
Who or what inspired you to write?
I used to read books like Moby Dick and The Great Gatsby and they unlocked my imagination. Books like those inspired me to write.
If you could go anywhere, fictional or otherwise, where would you go and why?
I would love to go to Hogwarts. I love the Harry Potter series and wish that was actually a real place in this world.
What do you think makes a good book? Is it writing style or characters etc?
I think great characters can make a good book. People usually fall in love with the characters.
Can you give us a brief overview about your books and what helped you come up with the story line?
The Fire Raven trilogy is about a female assassin who travels the world to unlock her past. I came up with the story lines while living in the U.K. I wanted to write about a strong woman who hits multiple road blocks in her life.
What is your favourite genre (reading or writing it)?
Thriller/suspense is my favorite genre. I love to take the wild ride.
What do you do to try to overcome writer’s block?
I usually just try to take a short break and find inspiration from anywhere when I have writers block.
Are there plans to write any more books in the future?
I have plans to write many more books. I want to release multiple books next year in 2018.
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