Miranda A. Uyeh is an assistant lecturer at a local college in Makurdi City, Nigeria, where she teaches two geology courses. Her love for books goes as far back as when her father placed Disney’s Rapunzel in her hands—her very first storybook! By the time she was thirteen she knew she was going to be a writer. You can find Miranda on her blog where she shares her love for books, entertainment and Christian spirituality with her readers. Miranda holds a B.Tech (Hons) in Applied Geology from ATBU, Nigeria. To Die Once is her debut novel, #1 of the Child of Grace book series.
What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?
I can’t say that I have one.
What is the name of the first book you ever read or that was read to you?
This question brings back lovely memories! Disney’s Rapunzel!
Who is your favorite Speculative Fiction Main Character of Color?
Eugenia Green of Rafael by K. Victoria Chase
Is there an author who inspires you?
There are a few: Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, MaryLu Tyndall, and Julie Lessman. I’ve learned a lot from them.
What speculative fiction subgenre do you feel needs more diversity?
Christian Interracial Romance
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the second book in the Child of Grace Series, To Lie Once, sequel to book #1, To Die Once. It’s a “good girl gone bad” sort of story.
Have you always written characters of color?
Being that To Die Once is my first published book, I can safely say “yes”. I hope to write more in the future.
Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.
Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.
Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.
Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?
From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does, and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking truth that shakes both her world and his.
Then he is gone.
Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life, old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.
Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has one of them raising questions.
Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?