Welcome to my blog.

My name is Folakemi Emem-Akpan, and I am irrevocably crazy about books. I have been known to read not only books but also encyclopedias, dictionaries, fliers, bulletins, other people’s school notes and the old newspaper my roasted plantain comes in. I like to say that I am drunk on life, and I simply cannot function without coffee, my laptop, and my books.

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and most of all, an unapologetic Christian.

Growing up, I always knew my life would revolve around the written word. I have at one time been a financial journalist and currently own my own business, but my first love has always been writing fiction. Today, I am ecstatic to be living my dream; earning a living from words.

Here is what I do:

I write this blog.

I write collections of short stories and novels.

I am a freelance editor.

I am a freelance writer; writing biographies, and doing the occasional ghostwriting.

I read a lot.

This blog contains my writings, news about writing and books, writing tips and a mishmash of other things. In short, it’s about anything and everything that happens in my head.

Whether they are personal stories or not, I always aim to tug at people’s heart’s strings with my pennings, and I hope I am able to do that for you.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy your stay and that you will come back soon for more.