On Dec 15th my first book was published. The dream I have had since I was about four years old came to pass.
I grew up reading those quaint Peter and Jane Ladybird books – where I looked for a child who looked like me in vain.
I hold up this book and I thank God for bringing me this far, for friends and family, for love and for those who believed in me when it was just a dream.
I present Love’s Persuasion. Elements of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ remind me of the characters here – of love lost and second chances. It is never too late to love, to love again, to take a chance, to write a book, go back to school or chase after that dream. Friends please don’t wait till its too late to go after your dream, your passion and that thing you know you were called to do.
I created Tony Okoli because he reminded me of the kind of guy that we fall in love with. We want the world and he is just a normal regular guy with his faults.
I created Ada because she reminded me of the kind of woman that we need to be. Strong, determined but not so tough that she has forgotten what it is like to be a woman – to love, to forgive and to learn to live again.
Thanks everyone who has supported me on this page and for your patience in this journey of discovery and manifestation. Love’s Persuasion by Ola Awonubi on www.ankarapress.com. Please get your copy.