|Thurs, April 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Even the smallest shot of insanity can be deadly.
Nija "Morenike'" Matory has been writing short stories and poems since she was a young girl in elementary school. Her passion for reading and writing developed at an early age. "Reading was very important in my home, my parents' relationship started from the discussion of a book; reading created my family."
Taste of Insanity had only been available a month after its release on the book shelves when Amazon was forced to put up a notice informing patrons that the book was out of stock; this occurred more than once!
Author Morenike` is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and a graduate of Jackson State University, B.A. English. She is currently furthering her education completing course work required to receive her Masters of Art in English. Morenike' aspires to one day become a world-renowned novelist, focusing on African American literature (fiction), poems, and short stories that reflect the African American experience and community.
Morenike' recently sat down with inTOUCH to share how the smallest shot of insanity could be deadly.
InTOUCH: Miss Nija 'Morenike' Matory formally known as Morenike'; your name is unique in itself. What influenced you to become an author?
Morenike': I come from a family of avid readers so it was instilled in me to read, read, read. I'd read so many stories until I finally realized there is power in words. Writing chose me and I am grateful for my purpose and the ability to speak for the voiceless.
InTOUCH: It is so refreshing to meet someone that can appreciate reading! Today many would express how literacy is lost in many homes. How would you describe yourself as an author?
Morenike': I'm a no nonsense, wild, firecracker author. (She crosses her legs, laughs and continues to say) I don't play about my characters. They are the archetype and they represent a plethora of people; to insult my characters is to insult the people they represent and the real life issues and experiences which is the basis of it all.
InTOUCH: It is interesting that you use real life issues and experiences to build your characters. What is your main source of inspiration?
Morenike':My biggest inspiration are my supporters. People that continuously tell me, "I remember when you use to write all those stories in elementary, middle, and high school; don't give up." (she looks up) and I'm so thankful to receive the strength that I get from above. I really want my supporters to know that it is become of them. Everyone needs a support system and I am to blessed to have mine.
InTOUCH: Receiving your peers compliments must be very rewarding. Now, let's talk more about your debut novel!! Tell us about Taste of Insanity.
Morenike': (She sits back with a small grin to reply) Taste of Insanity is about three young women that are hit with some form of travesty in their lives which lands them in a mental institution. While there, they are faced with secrets and memories from their past, dealing with their present and therapy, and coping with what the future will bring. The book is published under La Femme Fatale Publishing and is now available on Amazon. I was really excited about the release on April 1, 2013. To walk in a library and see my book on the shelves was a dream come true!
InTOUCH: Now, we don't want to spoil it for the folks that have not read your book, but I must admit the plot is intense. Please explain to us what initiated the writing/planning process for this book?
Morenike': Honestly, the idea for this book has been with me since high school but people weren't ready to hear such a powerful story at the time. I wrote it all out when I was encouraged by the spirit to take action on my thoughts for the novel. The time was divinely ordained.
InTOUCH: For our audience that have yet to read the book please give them a little sneak peek of the ending.
Morenike': (She hesitates a little) well I must hold
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