Follow Fest 2014



Fiction or nonfiction?


What genres do you write?

YA, Adventure, Fantasy and Romance

Are you published?

Yes, you can find my romantic thriller, Survivor here.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?

I blog about other writers at Coffee Bookshelves.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a Nigerian-British and (now) new Canadian. I blog too much, own too many books and plan to be a prolific writer some day.

What are you reading right now?

I’m one of those people who reads 10 books at once. I’m reading Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson. It’s freaking me out so much I’ve had to take a time-out with Every Day Is For The Thief by Teju Cole.

Which authors influenced you the most?

Jane Austen for her smart humour, strong heroines and Mr Knightly (who doesn’t get enough love), Nora Roberts for introducing fearless, independent women to the romance world, Meg Cabot for keeping it fun and frothy and Joss Whedon for turning the tiny, blonde victim trope on its head with Buffy.

Where can people connect with you?


Twitter: @TheShadyFiles

Goodreads Shadé

Amazon Survivor

Barnes and Noble Survivor

Do you have a newsletter?

Not yet.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

I LOVE meeting other writers (virtually and IRL). I’m totally open to hosting release day blog tours, posting about new releases or beta-ing for people so don’t be a stranger, get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by! And please hop over to to meet some of the other authors participating in Follow Fest this week.




    • Dorothy Koomson is fantastic. I’d recommend you start with: The Women He Loved Before Me. My book, Survivor isn’t on Goodreads yet. It’s on my 12 foot long ‘to do’ list. Fingers crossed I’ll get to it soon.


  1. It’s so wonderful to connect with you, Shade. I love meeting new writers and it’s a pleasure getting to know you a bit better through this Follow Fest. Wishing you well in all your endeavors.


  2. Shade, so nice to meet you! I love how this Follow Fest and the internet generally, helps writers and bloggers from all over the world connect. I’ve followed you through some of the links you shared and can’t wait to check out Coffee Bookshelves. It’s very gracious of you to host other authors and support them. I’m always heartened to see fellow bloggers supporting our community.


  3. Hi Shade, it is a pleasure to meet you…through follow fest. There was so many that entered that I am still working through the list. 🙂 I am an avid book reader and find myself multi-tasking when it comes to juggling books when I’m reading them.


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