About Morowa Yejide
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. A few include defense technology consultant ,research analyst, and editorial director.
Q. Favorite job
A. Research Faculty on digital technology trends
Q. High school and/or college
A. Kalamazoo College and Wilkes University
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Erykah Badu
Q. Favorite movie
A. The Matrix
Q. Favorite television show
A. The X-Files
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Delays….any kind of slow (according to me) response time….
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I love cooking and gardening. A savory dish where all the spices come together the way I wanted and a table full of flowers clipped from my own garden is a perfect day in my mind.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Epic writer sitting in an opulent study in the mountains, churning out masterpieces.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Steadfastness. Sincerity. Level-headedness.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Bing Cherries.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Ahmad’s Blues By Miles Davis, Lifetime by Maxwell, Afro Blue by Robert Glasper Experiment, Closer by Goapele, Charlie “Bird” Parker’s ‘Round Midnight
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Some of my top favorites include Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Paulo Coelho, Cormac McCarthy, Salman Rushdie, and William Faulkner.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Song of Solomon, The Alchemist, Blood Meridian, Brave New World, and 100 Years of Solitude
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. I love to reread The Road by Cormac McCarthy. The book’s message morphs depending on what the mind captures each time the story is read.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. I always liked what Muhammad Ali had to say about perseverance and I think it’s true for writers: “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.”
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Readers often tell me that my work is very vivid and image-driven, and that they can “see” what they read and feel like they are experiencing the “scene” with the characters.