Author Interview with Miracle Mmuokebe!
What is the inspiration behind your writing?
By the age of eight, I was already an avid reader. As I grew into my teens, I struggled to find clean books to feed my voracious appetite and wild imagination.
That led me into writing to satisfy my own cravings, and then writing became a desire in itself.
So I am inspired to write the kind of books that my childhood and teenage self would love to read.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
I love C. S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia series. I don’t think I could ever grow too old for Narnia.
How have you surprised yourself during your writing journey?
I primarily started out with the child friendly genres of Fantasy and Science Fiction. I surprised myself by dabbling into the Mystery/Suspense genre two years ago.
What book are you currently reading for fun and are you reading anything for research?
For fun I’m reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
For my current work in progress, The Undercover Witness, I’m reading research articles on racial bias in the justice system.
If you could sit down to dinner with three authors, who would they be and what would you discuss?
Well, I’d love to meet C. S. Lewis but barring the option of time travel, I guess I’ll have to stick to the present.
I’d love to meet Terri Blackstock, Jaime Jo Wright and Lisa Wingate.
I can’t say exactly what the discussion would be, but I would just love to listen to them and get a feel of how those beautiful minds work.
Can you think of anything you wish you had known before you started writing?
I can think of many things to be honest. But mostly, I wish I knew I would have to be my own cheerleader and motivator for quite a while.
What’s next for you as an author?
More children’s books!
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On Christmas eve, Dido accidentally discovers that her uncle’s antique gift is a time portal, when it transports Dido, her uncle and her baby brother into the nativity story exactly as recorded in the gospel of Luke.
The three wise men agree that the only way back to the 21st century lies in the custody of Joseph of Arimathea, the 1st century custodian of the treasure of Arimathea.
Herod’s hunt for infant babies spells instant danger for Dido’s baby brother. To help protect her baby brother, Dido disguises as an untouchable leper.
When Dido’s uncle is arrested by spying soldiers from Herod’s secret brigade, Dido makes the dangerous caravan journey to find Joseph and convince him that the baby born in a manger is who the prophets said he would be.
Joseph of Arimathea has just inherited his family’s treasure and title. He guards the family’s treasure against enemies and tricky relatives.
Will young Joseph risk all he has and the displeasure of wicked King Herod on a leprous girl and a baby born in Bethlehem?
Will Dido and Joseph trust each other enough to find the true meaning and treasures of Christmas?
This is a beautifully crafted Christmas adventure for children, the youthful and any reader who loves a warm imaginative Christmas story.
A compelling tale that is sure to become a holiday classic.
FACEBOOK: Miracle Writes
Miracle Mmuokebe (MOH-KAY-BAY)
Miracle is a lawyer and practicing member of the Bar. She first started to write her own stories when she ran out of books to read in the fourth grade.
She mostly writes contemporary stories of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and young adult novels.
Lately, she has returned to her first love: children’s books.