A Twenty Year Overnight Success Story – Rosanna Amaka – Joined Up#119

It’s episode 119 with Rosanna Amaka, telling us about her highly original debut novel The Book Of Echoes and her fascinating journey into writing and eventual publication. Rosanna has lots to say about perseverance and telling a story that’s true to who you are.

ROSANNA was born to African and Caribbean parents and began writing THE BOOK OF ECHOES twenty years ago to give voice to the Brixton community in which she grew up. As a child she loved writing short stories, later progressing to novels, which as you’ll hear she spent many years crafting. Published by Doubleday, The Book OF Echoes is her first novel and is out right now on Kindle, with the paperback hitting shelves on Febuary 27th.

Take a look at Rosanna’s website here and follow her on Twitter @RosannaAmaka

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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