I’ve had the pleasure of being in contact with Vancouver based author Jeremiah Ukponrefe about reviewing and promoting his upcoming Sci-Fi Dystopian novel Hive. I will be reviewing this book in early March, but we wanted to do something to promo this book before publication as well, so today’s post is an interview with Jeremiah. More information on the book has been included at the end of this post.
Before we continue with the interview, I just wanted to say that I was pleasantly surprised just now, tracking down the info I would need for the end of this post, to discover that Jeremiah is indeed based in Vancouver. I grew up just south of the big city in Langley! I’ve been in Newfoundland since 2012, but I still miss the mountains of BC, and while St. John’s shows its bones and has a fascinating history right there on the surface, I miss taking day trips into Canada’s third-largest city.
Interview with Jeremiah Ukponrefe
Describe yourself in 5 words or less.
Ambitious, Stoic, Hard-Working, Calm, Positive
What inspires you to write?
The love for the craft is the main reason. The second is creating something that I can say is my own. The third is out of the desire to do something with my life. I also really like passive income.
If any of your work were to be adapted to TV or film, which piece would it be and how do you see it being adapted?
Definently television. Hive is the first in The Arcane Volumes, a series of nine planned books. By the way that its going to go, the later books are going to be quite big, way to big to fit into a single movie. In terms of how it would be made, I would love to see adult animation, mostly because if it were live action the budget would have to be ridulously high, and I also don’t think Ive seen enough adult animation based on books.
Where and/or when do you do your best writing?
In my room at mid morning, within the ballpark of 8 am-11
Do you consider yourself a plotter, gardner, or a bit of both?
Definently a little bit of both. I always have the major plot points and charecter devolopment mapped out and as I write the details get filled in, as well as many of my original plot points change.
Tell us about a hobby or passion of yours outside of books and writing.
Before the pandemic I was also a standup comedian.
How much do you let your own life, heritage, etc. influence your writing?
I don’t really have personal experience fighting aliens so instad my writing comes from different phisophies I have.
Anything you want to tell us about this book?
If you want a free preview to get a taste for whats in store you can download one at my website www.jeremiahu.com
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About the Book
by Jeremiah Ukponrefe
Publishing 31 January 2021
Genre: NA Sci-Fi Dystopian, Adventure
Page Count: 269
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The Collective military has spent its years destroying the last remnants of The Hive, an alien force that devastated the old world. bringing forth the apocalypse, and ushering a new age of warring factions.
Alexander King is a Collective soldier who during a mission monitoring the outskirts of Zone 6, discovers evidence that the Hives presence is stronger then commonly believed. With his new information it becomes vital that The Collective acts fast, for if they dont the world will be brought to its knees again in a wave of destruction that will end humanity forever.
About the Author
Jeremiah Ukponrefe is a Vancouver based author and stand up comedian. He has written articles for The Runner, The Reel Anna, and Envie Magazine. His debut novel Hive is releasing January 2021, the first of The Arcane Volumes Series. As a comedian his style is a mixture of clever observations with a subversive darkness, all performed under a veil of innocence. He has performed in the Comedy Ring,Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy , and Yuk Yuks. He is really hoping this comedy thing works out.
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