Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters. Join her online at www.NigeriaLockley.com
Book Euphoria took the time to get the Inside Scoop on Nigeria Lockley. Read below to check out the interview…
Book Euphoria Q1: What is your writing process? Do you have a routine or must be in a zone before you write?
Nigeria Lockley A1: Do you have a routine or must be in a zone before you write? My writing process is all over the place. I do whatever the story demands. I am not a plotter, although I’ve attempted to plot my next two releases. Now ask me have I looked at the plan since I wrote it. Nope. I don’t have to be in a particular zone. I just have to sit down.
Book Euphoria Q2: What’s one word that describes the feeling you have when you write? Why that word?
Nigeria Lockley A2: Excited. Since I don’t really plan or map the story out I’m always excited to see how things unfold.
Book Euphoria Q3: Do you have a favorite kind of story or hook you like to write?
Nigeria Lockley A3: It’s not my favorite, but I always seem to be writing about a woman who is striving to pursue her passion. It isn’t always in a Godly fashion, but she’s always striving.
Book Euphoria Q4: What’s your favorite book that you’ve written so far?
Nigeria Lockley A4: So, far my favorite book is Seasoned with Grace. I absolutely love that story line and the characters journey in that book.
Book Euphoria Q5: How can readers contact you?
Nigeria Lockley A5: Readers can find me online at www.nigerialockley.com and on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorNigeriaLockley; Instagram: wwww.instagram.com/NewNigeria; Twitter: www.twitter.com/NewNigeria
If you’re in Chicago on Saturday, March 25th, stop by Book It at the Fulton Street Collective to meet and greet Nigeria and learn even more about her and her awesome works of fiction.