IndieView with Feyisayo Anjorin, author of The Night My Dead Girlfriend Called

About the book
What is the book about? It is about a nation on the verge of a huge change, which was triggered by rising crime statistics and corruption. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? I don’t outline, but I do jot down important details about the characters. How long did it take you to write it? I explored a bit more, then the story was born. What they’ve always suspected about writers. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? I have written a part and brought it to an end after about two thousand words, but when I submitted that part to Ainehi Edoro of Brittle Paper Magazine, she requested for a bit more of the story to run as a series on Brittle Paper. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? Brittle Paper did the African cover, Lifescripts designed the international cover. 22nd century Nigeria was about to see the introduction of law enforcement robots and this brings to fore the questions of cybersecurity and displacement of the former workforce. I would say, build a brand first. No. Be that someone whose stories people would want to hear. Entirely fictitious I believe. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? When did you start writing the book? We all know how important it is for writers to read. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? I would say it was the initial idea. I just thought about the way technology affects the way we mourn; the digital footprints left by a dead friend, lover, or relative. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? A story project that would shake the world. I explored a bit more, then the story was born. I always have a plan. I do listen to music. After I got the initial idea, it was as if the characters in their true state just lodged in my consciousness. Most likely a couple of weeks. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? About You
Where did you grow up? Do you outline? Did you hire a professional editor? Badoo has to summon the courage to face Pa Fakunle, a witchdoctor, a man of secrets who says far less than he knows; and an unknown top police establishment bent on disputing his sanity. What are you working on now? I first of all have an understanding of who the characters are. The work was edited for publication by Brittle Paper. John Grisham, Philip K Dick, Amos Tutuola, Ben Okri, T C Boyle, C S Lewis; I have read their works and I felt something special and exceptional with their stories. It is about a police officer whose dead girlfriend keeps calling him even after she had been buried. I just thought about the way technology affects the way we mourn; the digital footprints left by a dead friend, lover, or relative. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? I’m weird. I think the music should be one that could work as a character’s soundtrack. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Sometimes as I go, especially if it is not a short story. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? Where do you live now? Now how that could be done depends on the writer. Do you have a target reader? Feyisayo Anjorin – 3 October 2019
The Back Flap
As the 22nd century Nigeria becomes divided by the plan of the government to introduce law enforcement robots into the police services, Badoo, a young police officer gets a phone call from his dead girlfriend. Once I get their names and know them and their motivations, the story sort of flows. What came easily? Akure, in Nigeria. It was professionally done. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? I’m not kidding. If so can you please describe it? The passage of time and the persistence of the calls slowly turn Badoo’s affection for the deceased to hatred. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   The Night My Dead Girlfriend Called from Amazon US or Amazon UK. I don’t remember struggling with any part of the story. Lovers of science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? I have a story to tell and I would not allow any ‘wall of Jericho’ to stop me. Akure, Nigeria
What would you like readers to know about you? Sometimes I do it after I’m done with the story’s resolution. Do you listen to music while you write? It could be Crowded House, Tupac, Westlide, Eminem, Britney Spears, Michael Buble, and so on. If I remember correctly, I started writing it in 2014. Where did you get the idea from? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? It depends on what I’m working on.