Welcome to the Vagaries of Life Blog Tour @Jinlobify#4WillsPub #RRBC

It is my pleasure today to host author Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko on her “Welcome to the Vagaries of Life Blog Tour.” Joy is a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club and the Rave Writers International Society of Authors. Read on, you won’t be disappointed. And don’t forget to play Joy’s tour game!

A Note From Joy:

This is the third day of my ten-day tour. Before I remind you of the rules of my tour game, let me talk a bit about my writing process. I follow as much as I can the rule of Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit, Publish with a tweak.

I have always wanted to write as far back as I can remember. I read voraciously! I also wrote down, on my scrap book any idea that came into my head. Sometimes, it was just a sentence, and other times, more. This can pass for prewrite, but I prefer to call it gathering of facts.The one sentence ideas will usually lose their thread with time, and the longer ones will develop into short stories.

My ideas can come from anywhere. I dream a lot, or should I say, I day dream a lot!  I can dream with my eyes open and when I do, my body will be on a spot while my mind is out wondering. When I dream, my mind travels and I see places and things happening all around me. I hear unspoken words. I steal into people’s minds and thoughts. Then when I return to reality, I write about my adventures.

Back to our show! Like I already said, ten days is a very long time to be on a tour, and I know how hard and even boring it could be to visit all the stops. But I am spicing things up with this tour.

The Rules:

I will choose only three winners from the correct matches. The winner with nine correct matches will be gifted with a $15 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of your choice from any of my books. The second with eight correct matches will be gifted with a $10 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of your choice from my books. The third winner with seven correct matches will be with gifted a $5. Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of your choice from my books.

Now the catch! If you follow the tour and read the snippets, I would hope that you would buy and read the complete stories and leave a review of the book after the tour.

This tour is supported by another of my books; Pregnant Future. If you want to read that one too, that will be great. However, the focus will be on Vagaries of Life: And Girls’ Talk. Good reading!

Vagaries of Life: And Girls’ Talk

The Book Cover

Book Excerpt:

Directly in front of Mama’s house, there sat a church which attracted more young people than the old. These young people put on elaborate shows of crying in all forms. The church was appropriately referred to as the “crying church.” During “crying times,” the young would pretend to cry by wailing and rubbing their eyes until they were red, but no tears were ever shed. Some would dramatize a crying scene by rolling on the floor or by pounding the ground as if they were beating drums.

And then, there were those who would even water their eyes with their own saliva to give the appearance that they had actually shed tears. Mama would notice these girls as they emerged from the church discussing their various acts and giggling about it. Overhearing conversation of these simple things are what added pep to Mama’s life. She couldn’t help but smile each time she reflected upon the things that people do, when they think no one is watching.

About the Author

Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Joy has written and published extensively on national and international scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. 

Her first short story I Come from Utopia was published in African Voices, Spring/ Summer, 2007, pg. 18. Since then, she has published numerous others in RAVE  SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL Anthology, Vols. 1 & 2.

Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women was published in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Contest in 2012. She has also two books published in the Italian language. The First titled: Io Odio, Tu Odi, & Cinema E Africa Nera, are both by Edizione, Tindalo.

The Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, is a journey into the     mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria was published in 2014

In Pregnant Future: No One Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring, her latest Novel, Justina is the story of every young woman who found herself alone in the world to fend for herself. It is the story of the pitfalls that await such a woman. It is the story of survival.

Her latest book, A collection of Short Stories, titled: Vagaries of Life: And Girls’ Talk was published in December, 2018.

Pregnant Future

Pregnant Future – Blurb

Justina was a fighter. And, although it seemed the world was against her and her future was destined for failure …she persevered in the face of it all.

The future that was being thrown in her face, was not the one she had dreams of …and if she wanted to get her feet on the right path, she was going to have to show the world her strength. But, does she?

Will she have the will to make it to the end, unscarred?

What would you do if you knew what the future had in store for you?

Would you run towards it with open arms, or would you run away and never look back?

Justina must make a choice …before life chooses for her.

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE.  

Lastly, Joy is a member of the best book club ever – RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB {#RRBC}! If you’re looking for amazing support as an author, or if you simply love books, JOIN US! We’d love to have you!

Thanks for supporting this author and her work!  

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