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At London Evening Standard’s Get Reading Event

My birthday weekend was an absolute blast as I spent it with my dear family and had close relations and friends come to my house over the weekend. The highlight of my birthday weekend had to be going to Trafalgar Square in London for the ‘Get Reading‘ event organized by the London Evening Standard newspaper.Continue Reading

It’s My Birthday!

Guess what? It’s my birthday on Saturday!   Growing up I loved birthdays because I just couldn’t wait to see what present I got. The best present I ever got was a BMX bicycle on my 11th birthday. I also loved when my Mom threw a party for me, cooked some delicious Jollof rice andContinue Reading

Read More, Write Better

The international best-selling author and fountain of wisdom regarding writing Stephen King, famously said in his book ‘On Writing,’ that to be a good/great writer, you have to read a lot and write a lot.   Now I have to admit that I usually go through long seasons where I’m either doing one and notContinue Reading

Weekly Update from David Chuka

So what’s cooking in David Chuka’s world? Let’s find out. First of all, my long awaited second children’s animal book – ‘I Love My Dog,’ should be ready this weekend. To say I’ve had challenges getting this book ready would be an understatement. It boils down to the fact that the illustrations for this bookContinue Reading

Weekly Update from David Chuka

Hello. I’ll like to start with something I posted to my Facebook wall that received a lot of LIKES.  ‘Little drops of water make a mighty ocean. Every step you take, every action you make counts. Never give up!’ I don’t know what you’re going through today but I really want to encourage you neverContinue Reading

3 Benefits of Promoting Your Kindle eBook for FREE

Hello. I haven’t blogged for about a week and it seems like forever. Promise not to make this a habit. I’d like to share something noteworthy with you. I ran a free promo on Amazon which allowed people to download free copies of I Love Baby Animals last week over a  three day period toContinue Reading

London Book Fair 2013 Summary – Wednesday

This is the final entry for my London Book Fair 2013 journal. This day was very interesting as I met a couple of people whose path I suspect I’ll likely cross again. We’ll see….   Wednesday I had to admit that when I got home on Tuesday, my head was throbbing with all the infoContinue Reading

London Book Fair 2013 Summary – Tuesday

On Monday, I posted the first part of my London Book Fair 2013 entry. I’ve been getting a few questions and comments around LBF 2013. I can’t say it enough, it was a real eye opener and possibly a landmark point in my publishing/writing journey. Below is the major gist of what happened on Tuesday.Continue Reading

London Book Fair 2013 Summary – Monday

Go where you are celebrated and not tolerated.   Last week I was at the London Book Fair from Monday to Wednesday and I have to say every moment spent there was worth it. Writers tend to work in isolation so its always a big deal when you’re able to leave your cave and smellContinue Reading

Taiye Selasi Book Launch Event and Lessons Learned

Last week I was privileged to attend the book launch of Taiye Selasi’s debut novel – Ghana Must Go. Now if you’ve visited major book stores and read literary pages both online and offline in the last two months, then there is a great possibility you may have stumbled on a review of her book or anContinue Reading