Author of the Week — Tope Omotosho

Tope Omotosho

An interview with Tope Omotosho. Listen to Lady B’s review of her book, Once Upon a First Love here.

LE: Hello Tope, please tell us a bit about yourself.

Tope: Hi Mo and Lady B:).
I’m Tope Omotosho and I’m a Christian. I’m a wife and mother of two. I’m a Christian Author. I’m based in Lagos, Nigeria. Practically lived here all my life even if I’m from Ogun state.
I started writing stories at a young age, but not with the aim of becoming an author. I wanted to become a doctor but when things didn’t go as planned I applied to Redeemer’s University to read Biochemistry. I believe it was all divinely orchestrated because it was there I gave my life to Christ and reignited my passion to write. I started a blog and then my website, www.lifegodandlove.com, where I posted articles as well as short inspirational stories. I believe God should be the centre of everything we do as Christians and I like to include that when I write so people get to know our relationship with God is much more than it can be.

LE: What you do for a living? Is writing your full-time job?

Tope: I write full-time, so I’m just an author (smiles). My full-time job is being there for my family and writing is something I have to make time out for.

LE: When did you start writing and what prompted it?

Tope: Like I mentioned earlier, I didn’t start out with the aim of being an author. I just wanted to have fun back when I was a child. I enjoyed watching cartoons and replaying the story in my head so I could retell them. I wanted to add drawings to it but unfortunately that’s not one of my giftings (laughs). I later wrote YA stories but there was really no direction or concrete reason for why I was writing. It was after I gave my life to Christ that I had a new purpose.

LE: Are you currently working on any book and if you are, what is it about?

Tope: Yes, I am. Two Books. With These Shoes I Thee Wed is the title. It’s in my marriage series. They should both be ready as September ends.
Shoes Don’t Fit (Book one, second edition) it’s being edited and Now You Know Where It Pinches (Book two), I’m putting the finishing touches to it. I released book one a few years ago but I’m changing a few things and making it better. Then the sequel.
Book Blurb of Shoes Don’t Fit:
30-year-old Adetoke is an up-and-coming fashion designer who enjoys the thrills of colours and frills. She’s always loved the idea of creating unique designs that match the eclectic tastes of her clients. But there’s only one thing missing in her life her perfect match. Or rather, her missing shoes.
A marriage proposal crossed her path several years ago with a man she loved, but back then, marriage was the farthest thing on her mind. Did she miss out on love? Do her poor connections in relationships mean she’s cursed?
Well-to-do lawyer, Jadesola Coker is also facing a similar problem. Despite her show of confidence in the court-room, she lives with doubts and fear in her relationship with live-in boyfriend, Dayo. Her insecurity and attitude problems are turn-offs for him. Lola tries her best to hold on to Dayo, even if she knows he’s probably no good for her. She has given herself to him on a platter of gold, but it seems she has to subject herself to more conniving means to win his ring on her finger.

LE: Lastly, what are your hobbies?

Tope: I love watching movies and reading books with a drink and junk food.

Tope has several published books.

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She is on Facebook, Instagram and has a blog.

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