#AuthorInterview : Jeremiah Ukponrefe, Author of Hive #NA #SciFi @JeremiahUAuthor

Hello Readers! I’m happy to welcome Jeremiah Ukponrefe, Author of debut New Adult Soft Sci-Fi Novel- Hive , for an interview on Books Teacup and Review. Read more about author and the book in this post.

Hive by Jeremiah Ukponrefe
Publication Date : publication: January 31st 2021
Genre : New Adult, Sci-Fi

Synopsis:

The Collective military has spent its years destroying the last remnants of The Hive, an alien force which devastated the old world, bringing forth the apocalypse , and ushering a new age of warring factions.Alexander King is a Collective soldier who during a mission monitoring the outskirts of Zone 6, discovers evidence that The Hive’s presence is stronger than commonly believed. With his new information it becomes vital that the Collective acts fast, for if they don’t the world will be brought to its knees again in a second wave of destruction that will end humanity forever.Astonishing, complex, and character driven. Hive is the first in The Arcane Chronicles which will leave you begging for more.

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Jeremiah Ukponrefe is a Vancouver based author and stand up comedian. He has written articles for The Runner, The Reel Anna, and Envie Magazine. His debut novel Hive is releasing January 2021, the first of The Arcane Volumes Series.  As a comedian his style is a mixture of clever observations with a subversive darkness, all performed under a veil of innocence. He has performed in the Comedy Ring,Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy , and Yuk Yuks. He is really hoping this comedy thing works out.  

Can you tell readers a little about your book, Hive?

Hive is a New Adult Soft Sci-Fi Dysopian Adventure

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

It all started with an image in my head. It had the four main charecters using an Emp to take down the villian, revealing that one of the main charecters was actually an android. Its interesting because the twist didn’t actually happen.

What were the key challenges you faced when writing Hive?

The disipline of writing everyday

What is your favourite quality in protagonist? Has anyone in real life inspired you to write any characters in your book?

I like it when a protagonist is flawed. That’s always a very important aspect for me. I have never really been inspired by anybody in real life to write any of my characters.

When writing, do you plot or go with the flow?

Its a mixture of both plotting and going with the flow. I always have the charecter arcs and major plot points planned out, usually in a four page document. The details are filled in as I actually start to write, usually through this new plot points start to pop up. 

How long does it take you to write a book?

Two years

Tell us about your journey to publication.

I decided to self-publish, mostly because I think that the rates that authors are given in terms of royalties is way too low based on the amount of work they do.

What are your most favorite and least favorite things about being an author?

My favorite thing is crafting a novel that I crafted from the ground up. The least favorite is the times when I really don’t feel like writing, but still have to in order to reach my goals.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Sometimes I’ll have a cup of coffee, but most of the time I’ll have tea, then I’ll set a timer for an hour and write until it goes off.

What is your favorite childhood book?

The Homework Machine by Gordon Korman. It was the book that got me into reading as everything I had read before it was mandated novels from school.

What is the next project you’re working on?

The next book I’m working of book 2 of The Arcane Volumes Finite. A High Fantasy story in a realm of gods.

Can you describe Hive in five words?

Epic, Exciting, Ambitious, Dangerous, Interconnected

And the last one, top 3 tips for aspiring authors.

Have Disipline. Set reachable goals. Don’t stop.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

My website is the best place.

Website | Twitter | Amazon | Instagram | Goodreads

Purchase Link: 

https://www.amazon.com/Hive-Jeremiah-Ukponrefe/dp/1777332907/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Jeremiah+Ukponrefe&qid=1609093835&sr=8-1


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