Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Celebrating women part 4

She is beautiful, she is a writer, she is a wife, she is intelligent, she is talented, she is a role model. She is Myne Whitman. A  Nigerian author of romance novels, A Heart to Mend and A Love Rekindle

For the last part of celebrating women I decided to show case one of our very own, if you have been on blogger for some time I'm sure you have seen her mark all over blogs.  I was excited when she said yes to answering a few questions for my blog. Since I found Myne a few months back I have seen and read several amazing post from excrept of her books, to short stories, A-Z chanllenge and many others and with every post the end result is always "WOW" or "That is so true."
Myne's web page is here but in the meantime sit back, relax and learn a few things about Myne with this mini interview

1) Could you please tell us more about yourself?

Myne Whitman is my pen name. I am a Nigerian blogger and author, and I currently live in the US with my husband where I write full time.

2)When did you start writing?

I've been writing since I was a child, but I decided to make a career of it just a couple of years ago.

4) You seem to be all over the Internet. Between stumbling other people’s blogs to commenting, you seem to be everywhere. Do you think this web networking has contributed to your success as a blogger/writer?

Definitely! I think social media makes word of mouth easier, and that has really helped to spread the news of my blog and books.

5) How do you handle been a wife and been a great writer that you are at the same time?

I am lucky to have a supporting and understanding partner, and that has been very helpful. I think treating my writing as a regular desk job, knowing when to put it away, and not get overworked and stressed out has equally been important.

6) Are there challenges been a female writer as opposed to male?

Personally I can't really say, not having been both, LOL... To be serious, I don't think so. I'm sure both male and female writers face the same challenges of getting their words right, and staying true to their calling to write.

7) Now you wrote your first novel A Heart to Mend a while back, how was your experience writing your second book A Love Rekindled in comparison to your first?
I actually think writing A Love Rekindled was harder. The first, A Heart to Mend, started off as excerpts shared on my blog with no expectations. I published it as a lark because some of my readers asked, and it was a pleasant surprise when it took off after I did a blog tour. For A Love Rekindled, I’m taking it more professionally, with full editing and I’m putting a lot more conscious effort into the marketing and publicity.

8)What are some of advise you have for young female writers/bloggers?

They should be sure this is what they want to do, and then they should keep writing.

9) Do you or are you currently doing a tour of book readings? and if so where?

Right now, I'm not doing any traveling for book readings. This is scheduled for sometime in the summer, right now I'm concentrating on the social media tour on blogs, and other internet locations.

10) To every great person, there is also a greater person behind. With that who can you say inspired/encourage you the most to been a writer?

My wonderful husband, the love of my life.
Alright folks that's it!....I hope you did learn a little bit about Mrs.  Whitman.  I have heard some great review on A Love Rekindle so I 'm definitely looking forward to grabing a copy so yeah go grap your copy too!
To all my followers, thank you so so so much for reading and comments, I probably would have stop blogging without you all!...With that said this conclude my Celebration of Women Series and I can say I definitely had fun reading and looking at works done by amazing women around the world. To every lady its never to late to start doing something, forget about what will get you money and do something that you love and have passion for and before you know it your work will start to pay off.
I've got so much gist but that would be for next time....Ciao Loves!


  1. Awww...I'm really happy for you on the publicayion of your books and the well deserved buzz you continue to generate.

    Wishing you every success.

  2. Great series YSU and I love how you ended it "back home". Keep doing whatchu' doing...God bless!

  3. Great series.
    Myne is an inspirational person.

    Thanks for the message -'To every lady its never to late to start doing something'

    Timely and needed

  4. i love her so much, very inspirational, u can tell she's hard working

  5. @ chizy, @naijamum, @MidstofHers, @prettylashes Thank you so much glad you like the series and yes Myne is definitely an inspiration :)

  6. Thank you so much YSU, this has been a great series indeed.