Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ria Ofor: Rise by D.U. Okonkwo

We’re thrilled to be talking to Ria Ofor from D. U. Okonkwo’s, Rise. It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Ria. Can you tell us your story?

Ria: Thank you for having me. My story is how I came to learn the importance of pursuing the truth. Ever since being in a fire when I was a child that left me facially-scarred, I had believed a lot of thing about myself that weren’t true. These things stopped me from being who I really was. They made me insecure, fearful, and caused me to suffer from low self-esteem. Even though I have found much joy in my sculpting which I love to do, my fears and insecurities prevented me from sharing my work with a large audience. I’m happy to say that I have since discovered the true source of self-esteem. 

What makes you laugh out loud?

Ria: A good joke or a sarcastic comment from my friend, Danika.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

Ria: Ingredients for my daily green power juice, salad, and fish.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Ria: I think she did her best. I’m a very complex person!

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Ria: A good day sculpting a new piece, then going to have lunch with my friends, then dinner with my boyfriend.

What are three must haves when shopping at the grocery store?

Ria: Ingredients for breakfast, bottled water, and items that make up a complete meal. I don’t like bits and bobs shopping.

Who is your best friend?

Ria: Crystal. I’ve known her since I was a kid.

Do you have children?

Ria: Nope.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Ria: An accountant like my Dad.

What is your favorite weather?

Ria: Hot and sunny!

About The Book:


Author: D.U. Okonkwo
Publisher: A Few Words Press
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Pages: 292
ISBN:   978-0993161711 (Paperback) /  978-0993161704 (eBook)
Genre: Literary Fiction Format: eBook (.mobi / Kindle), ePub, PDF

Buy The Book:

The extraordinary story of how a facially-scarred and reclusive sculptress breaks free upon discovering the true source of self-esteem.

Riana “Ria” Ofor is a gifted sculptress whose beautiful creations could draw crowds. But due to the childhood accident that left her facially-scarred, she avoids selling her work publicly, instead scraping a living through online sales. But when a home repossession notice arrives, both her love for sculpting, a well as her home, suddenly come under threat.

Now she is forced to step out of her comfort zone and enter the very public world of gallery showings. When she does land a gallery contract however, she finds herself the target of a rival artist after the very same contract. And with malicious lies, he intends make her regret taking what should have been his. Now, for the first time, Ria must look to find a truth that conquers all lies.

About The Author:

          D.U. Okonkwo  

Born and raised in London, D. U. Okonkwo writes commercial literary fiction. She graduated from the University of Salford with a BSc in Business with Spanish which included an ERASMUS exchange living in Salamanca, Spain. RISE is her first novel.

To learn more about D. U. Okonkwo, visit her website at: www.duokonkwo.com  She is also on Twitter @duosays, and keeps a blog at www.duosblog.com

Connect with D.U.:
Author Website:  www.duokonkwo.com 
Author Blog: www.duosblog.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/duokonkwo 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/duosays
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4305929-d-u-okonkwo

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