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Today I’m on the ‘The White and Gold People’ blogtour, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but b
About the Author :
Segun Starchild is a writer whose previous works include ‘Black Egyptians’, ‘The Capability Test’ & ‘Kamun vs. Leviathan’. He is a self confessed seeker of ‘The Truth’ and has a great hunger to know the mysteries of life. He has studied the esoteric mysteries of great sages to gain a reputable amount of wisdom and has the blessing of taking a journey through life with confidence and true knowledge of self and kind. He hails from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and is for the unification of the African continent. Segun currently lives in London, working in IT Development and Support and the director of Akasha Publishing Ltd.
A dress causes a huge debate across the world as some see it as black and blue and others see it as white and gold. The white and gold people suddenly start to get even stranger visions and develop super human abilities making the black and blue people seem old and inadequate. The government try to quarantine and control their power but the white and gold people react setting the stage for a war between the rival groups.
First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I like to think of myself as an Indigo Child and lightworker, that is, someone with incredible ‘gifts’ that can change the world for better. I became an author from reading a lot and being exposed to what I think is a wide range of spiritual and higher knowledge concepts and wanted to share it with others.
Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
I read a lot of Roald Dahl, Goosebumps was popular, and I remember reading the boy in the bubble.
Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
George R.R Martin, the author of Game of Thrones. He is a writing God, how to write such depth and volume and repeat it over a series of books is an incredible feat, and I could certainly learn from him.
If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
Lara Croft, because she has been on such amazing adventures, is fearless and good looking!
Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
I like to treat myself to whatever I need to keep me going. Coffee, protein shakes, snacks, e.t.c Sometimes the hours can be long and the writing process daunting, so I need whatever pleasure I can get, lol!
Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
I have a very vivid imagination and I watch a lot of sci-fic, anime and TV/Movies. Everything is related in some way so is a twist on something else. And yes I use some elements of peoples characters in my books even myself. As a writer you are the first point of centre of your book so it must come through you and your experiences right.
Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
I definitely go with the flow when writng fiction, but non-fiction is a lot more organised. The joy of writing comes with going with the flow as it’s a journey of self-discovery. Saying that. the most I would plan is a few headlines and ideas but from there its pretty much write as you go!
Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
You have to stay focused. The more you write the more you enjoy it and your story becomes part of you. Become obsessed, watch movies, travel and read for inspiration and don’t be scared to write what you want!
What are your future plans as an author?
I have a long list of books I would like to write so it’s a question of slow and steady and one step at a time. I’ll be starting the sequel to The White & Gold People towards the end of the year and I’m looking forward to that, as I don’t even know what’s going to happen yet, lol. I would definitely like to get worldwide translations, movie deals and huge sales. It’s why we write, I’m sure other authors would agree.
Last, but not least: Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?
The Goldies are more awakened so they feel more, they want more and this carries over into their sexual life. Most of the Goldies engage in naked yoga and have wild sexual escapades.
Here is an excerpt between two of the leading characters getting it on:
He walked up to her and kissed her on the lips, grabbing her gently by the side of her face and her thin blonde hair. The chemistry was electrifying, and she kissed him back pushing her body close to his. LaShawn took off his shirt, and began kissing her neck, working his way down to her upper chest. Taking his hands behind her, he unloosened her bra and took off her top, feeling her soft warm breasts pressed against his pecs. She began to feel his groin, and clumsily took off his belt and pulled down his trousers to feel his erect penis. She looked in his face intently and started kissing him again. “Your eyes,” she said. “They’re yellow.” He smiled. “So are yours.”
Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, Segun Starchild.
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