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An Interview with Author Fadeelah Abrahams

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I am a single mom with two daughters.

I grew up on a farm. I lost my mother at the age of seven. My sister raised me.

I am currently working in finance, but my passion is writing.

What inspired you to start writing this book?

I find my inspiration in everything I do and everything that happens around me.

I am inspired daily. My daughters also play a big role.

Tell us the story of your book’s current title. Was it easy to find, or did it take forever?

The title is self-explanatory. I am an instant writer. I don’t have to research or read if I want to write about something.

Many asked me if I read a lot and I say no.

The next question always will be where I get my words from.

Once the first word is on paper the others follow.

My children will have a lesson the next day and they will ask me while I am on my way from work to write about a certain topic and I will write it on the bus.

I write as things unfold in front of me, or how I feel at that specific moment.

I amazed myself sometimes. I am only writing poetry at the moment; my dream is to write my life story one day.

Describe your dream book cover.

My book cover would be a big light bulb that is switched on.

The background must be blue.

It will symbolize my writing style.

What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?

One of my poems was published by International Poetry Press Books in From the Heart: the most heartfelt and meaningful poems of the year in 2018 in the UK.

I also was awarded Elite Writers Status in 2018 for the best original poetry of the year.

My poem was published in The Poet’s Showcase and Yearbook in the UK.

One of my poems was also published in Oddball Magazine in the USA; it is the most-read digital magazine in the USA in September 2022.

Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?

Maya Angelou.

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