Exclusive Interview with

K.A. Mulenga

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When did you start writing?

I used to write when I was ten or eleven years old and I only started writing again in November last year

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What makes writing your passion?

I love reading so writing goes hand in hand with that

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How long have you been writing?


I used to write when I was ten or eleven years old and I only started writing again in November last year, I am 45 now

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

Absolute elation!

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

I use animal characters mostly

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

The marketing!

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I have never experienced it

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

I am very focused and goal driven and once my mind is fixated on something I don't stop until I have achieved it. I would advise new authors to be prepared for the hard work but not to give up!

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

Yes I do, so far I have had no bad reviews

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

I feel so proud of myself

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Yes, my book Joe Finds His Way Home is based on what happened to me when I was a kid.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes it is especially since I am a children's book author.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I'm still a relatively new author so this hasn't happened to me yet!

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

Julia Donaldson

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

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