Uzoma Ezeson had her primary and secondary education at Tina’s Day Primary School and Major Model Secondary School respectively, both located in Aba. She developed interest in the art of writing when she was fifteen. She started with writing essays, poems and short stories.
After her secondary education, she went to Dwills Information and Communication Technology located at 47 Dikenafai Road, Aba, where she had her Computer Training and graduated with a Diploma in Computer Studies on top of her class. She was offered an opportunity to work with Dwills after her graduation owing to her outstanding performance in the course of her training. In a bid to explore her writing potentials, Uzoma took the opportunity to venture into article writing and participated in online writing competitions while working in a cybercafé. It was at this period that she started writing her first book which goes by the name, MY HERO: Learning from the Makers of History. In the year 2012, she published it under Booktango Publishing Company as an e-book.
Currently, Uzoma Ezeson is the manager of Eager View Ventures, a computer organization that specializes in rendering computer and internet services. She is also a member of Mysterious Writers, a group of sages who are using the art of writing to better the system that drives the progress of humanity. Uzoma is an erudite divinely equipped, and blessed with the art of writing to making laudable feats in her sphere of interaction. Her favorite activities include: writing, reading, researching and meeting people. She has published articles, poems and essays in leading article websites in the world.
About “MY HERO: Learning from the Makers of History”
In the history of mankind, there has been an age-long problem in the sphere of intrepidness. This has led to the assertion of many ambiguous assumptions which keep changing as trends and times change, dawning on humankind all over the world that we are in a special epoch which requires consciousness and sensitivity on our part. It is a new dawn; we are in an age where the edge we give to our reasoning and attitudinal inclination predetermines the altitude of our future. This book equips you with the enablement you need to make a bold statement in this age. Mind you, there is no venture greater than life exploits and true strength lies in the exploitation of your talents for the purpose of creating a better world for mankind and anyone who is able to discover the purpose of being alive, has not only contributed to the regeneration of our generation but has also earned himself a position in the hallmarks of life, such a person I recognize as MY HERO.
UBAWA: When did you first decide you wanted to become an author?
Uzoma: The idea of becoming an author first hit me when I saw a book written by someone very close to me. He happened to be my tutor. After reading his book I felt that if someone like him could be an author, then I should give it a try.
UBAWA: How did you decide on the idea for your 1st book? 2nd book? 3rd book, etc?
Uzoma: Well, the inspiration came while I was watching a movie by the name "Troy." It was a very interesting movie and after watching it, I wrote down my thoughts and feelings in respect to the characters portrayed in the movie and the concept of the movie. But I said to myself, If could turn this into a book, it will give me access to a larger audience to share my views and ideas.
UBAWA: How long did it take you to complete your first book? What was the process like?
Uzoma: It took me about 2 years to finish my first book. It was really tiring. There was even a time I stopped writing and focused more on my job.
UBAWA: What’s so rewarding about writing books and being an author?
Uzoma: Everyone wants a chance to be heard, and writing is one of the best ways to get your voice out there. Apart from that, there is a lot of satisfaction that can be gained by sharing your knowledge and opinions with others.
UBAWA: Was there ever a time you felt like giving up?
Uzoma: Yeah! A lot of times.
UBAWA: There’s more to being an author than writing a book. How do you manage to handle the business side of things?
Uzoma: Actually it’s stressful having to write and work at the same time, but I do manage. I work in the day time and write at night.
UBAWA: Do you have an editor or do you edit your own books?
Uzoma: Yes, I do have an editor but I do a little editing of my work before submitting my work to him.
UBAWA: Who does the cover art for your book(s)?
Uzoma: I personally design my cover book. It's what I do for other people so I figured doing mine won't be challenging.
UBAWA: Do you ever encounter writer’s block? How do you get past it?
Uzoma: There is no writer who doesn't encounter writer's block. As for me, I encounter it almost on a daily basis. At such times, what I do is leave the work for the moment and start reading a novel or doing something else that will take my mind off the work before getting back to it. And by the time I get to it, I start getting new ideas.
UBAWA: How often do you write?
Uzoma: I write like on a weekly basis, preferably on the weekends.
UBAWA: Tell us about your last book signing.
Uzoma: I have not had any book signings
UBAWA: Beside social media, what other methods are you using to get the word out about your book(s)?
Uzoma: I spread the word through my friends, family members and well-wishers.
UBAWA: As a Woman of Color, what inspires you the most?
Uzoma: My inspiration comes from everything around me. The people I meet, my environment, friends and family members.
UBAWA: Who is your biggest influence?
Uzoma: My dad is my biggest influence. I treasure his words of advice and encouragement so much. It is what has kept me going even when the going was tough.
UBAWA: Have you ever done something in the past you regret? How did you get through it?
Uzoma: I've made mistakes in the past that I regret. But as you know, we are always presented with opportunities to right the wrong of our past. That's my comfort.
UBAWA: How do you get through the tough times in life when life throws what it throws at you?
Uzoma: There is one thing I know for sure, and that is, when the storm is at its worst, the sun is around the corner. No condition is permanent. Things will always go wrong, but it doesn't last forever. That's my consolation. So what I do when life throws me down, I get up, dust myself and get dressed again.
UBAWA: What is one goal you want to accomplish for yourself in 2013?
Uzoma: I want to further my studies, that's one goal I must accomplish this year, come what may.
UBAWA: What do you have planned next?
Uzoma: I'm planning on writing another book.
UBAWA: How can readers and others in the literary community reach you?
Uzoma: People can reach me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or through facebook: www.facebook.com/uzywhyte