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An interview with Nigeria Lockley, author of Seasoned with Grace

This week I’m sharing the space with Nigeria Lockley, author of Seasoned with Grace. Nigeria has two master’s degrees, one in English secondary education, and the second in creative writing. She is also Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education, a deaconess and clerk, and a native of New York.

The Nigeria Lockley Interview

Nigeria lockley photoWhat is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

I have a tattoo.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author?

Late nights alone fighting with people in your head who you seemingly have the power to control, but they won’t do what you want them to do. Another hazard would be being estranged from your family during the process and they don’t understand why even though they keep nodding their heads and saying they understand.

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?

In my lifetime biopic I’d love for Brandy (the singer) to play me.

How do you remain sane while working?

I don’t. I am absolutely insane while writing—I put on lipstick and sometimes a full face of makeup. The kookiness is part of my brand (I think).

What was the most important thing you learned at school?

The most important thing I learned in school is how to get rid of the hiccups. It’s simple get a straw, grab a glass of water or any available beverage and hold the little things in front of your ears down for about ten to fifteen seconds.

Do you have any favourite resources you would like to share with our readers?

I have fallen in love with The Describer’s Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations by David Grambs and Ellen S. Levine. If you want to describe a rock or the shape of someone’s eyes this book has all the help you need. It’s a great tool if you’re struggling with showing versus telling.

Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … which do you prefer when writing?

I am most definitely a coffee girl. I need deliverance. I don’t just drink it when I’m writing.


seasoned with graceWHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT Nigeria AND HER BOOK?

You can find Seasoned with Grace in paperback format here:

You can also catch up with Nigeria on her website; on Twitter @NewNigeria; and on Facebook.



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