Saturday, May 27, 2017

Africa Online Book Fair

The Africa Online Book Fair: Romance Authors & Books is a weekend event, featuring 13 authors and 1 interview with an aspiring romance author. Each day will have a certain amount of authors that will showcase their books and who they are.

The online book fair takes place on Facebook. Here's a link to the event page.

Readers, you can come and go as you please since you don’t have to pay a ticket to enter or register. So come and meet your next favorite author! We’ll have discounted and free books, play games, you can win Amazon Gift Cards. Get a little bit closer to authors you want to chat with in real time and generally see what Africa’s got to offer for your romance taste buds.

There will be a Scavenger Hunt that you can enter and stand a chance to win a prize. You’ll have to go to every author’s post (“booth”) at the event and hunt for the number each author has “hidden” in one of their posts. At the end of the weekend you need to add up the amount and inbox co-host Kathy Bosman with your answer and she’ll draw a winner.

We are also running a sign up for our Newsletters competition that will start running with the Africa Online Book Fair blog tour from 17 to 31 May. You could win a 20$ Amazon Gift Card.

Sign up for as many newsletter as you want, each one is an entry:

The Winner will be announced after the fair.

Attending the online book fair and how it works is straightforward, especially for readers who’ve attended Facebook book parties. But also for readers who use the social network site daily.
All you need to do is go to our Event and click 'Going'. It's that easy!

The online book fair is for romance authors who are from Africa and authors who write romances set in Africa.

And don't forget to invite your friends!
Also join the group if you want updates on future book fairs from us.

Hope you have lots of fun and discover awesome reads.

Sheritha Singh 

1.     Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I live on the KZN North Coast. By day I'm a a lecturer at a TVET College. 
I write in between work, studies and life. I've been writing since the age of 9 and decided I wanted to be a writer when I turned 13.  

2.     What do you enjoy about being an author?

Losing myself in an alternate universe where nothing is as it seems.

3.     What type of romance stories do you write? And why?

Young adult paranormal, New Adult sci-fi and contemporary, romantic suspense, adult contemporary. 
I write in different genres because my imagination allows me to. 
Some days I prefer contemp, others something extraordinary.
It depends on my muse, I guess.

4.     Favorite place in Africa? 

The Boathouse, Ballito. I did a photoshoot there when I turned 40 last year

5.     Why do you think African romance authors and stories set on the continent are important?

In my opinion we as African writers are under rated. South African hotspots like Cape Town, Sandton, Durban, Ballito, Plettenberg Bay are all ideal locations for jet-setting billionaire romances but are under used. It's important for readers to know we fall in love too, we have bilionaires, we have upper class hot spots. Perhaps this can influence tourism also.

6.     Do you think romance stories set in Africa & Africans vital to the publishing industry? If yes/no, why do you say so?  
Yes. As above.  

7.     What traditional food do you love, that one can only find in Africa? 

Bunny Chow. Curry and phutu.    Braaied meat.  

Contact the author
Twitter: @Shersinghzn

Africa Online Book Fair Links:

Facebook Group Page:

Twitter: @AfricaOnBookFr

Instagram: @africaonlinebookfair

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