Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Regina Timothy and I come from Kenya. Full Circle is my debut novel and it has been an amazing journey writing it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Full Circle is my latest book.
I love books and movies that inspire and motivate. I especially love those with a strong female characters, I wanted to be one of the million voices that are able to connect with readers on an emotional level. Thus Full Circle came to be.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know this qualifies as unusual but I consider myself a nocturnal. Most of my inspiration hit late at night before I fall asleep which forces me to wake up and jot down the new idea. Sometime I end up writing up to five chapters. A huge part of Full circle was written in the middle of the night.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The River and the Source by Kenyan writer Margaret Ogola was one of the first books I read as a child and one that has stayed with me ever since. It is a feminist book that puts women on a pedestal and depicts them as important members of the society. Despite Africa being a patriarch society at the time, the author based the book on matriarchy and takes us on a journey through three generations of women.
What are you working on now?
I’m toying with the idea of writing a sequel to Full Circle. I’m also working on a book centered on a young African woman who has been scarred by war and hopelessness.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Goodreads was a good stepping stone for me. It feels so nice when you get your first review posted. I’ve also found Blogger to be helpful in finding book reviewers who are willing to post their reviews on their blogs.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t talk about your writing, just write. Keep on writing. It’s the only way to improve the craft. Also, be patient and persevere.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You’ll never how good or bad you are unless you try.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Emma of Iran by T. Marion Dodge. I found the book in Goodreads and loved the plot and decided to get it. so far I love what I’ve read.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’d like to finish writing my second book and publish it, hopefully before next year.