Friday, January 8, 2010

Votes + Award + Book Buzz

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So the votes are in and more people want to know what happens with the missing in-law. Is it really him? Does Iphey confront him? Our next contributor is Aeedeeaee and the post will be up by Sunday. Remember the giveaway is on till Jan 31 and the first person to comment on the next chapter wins a free copy of my eBook "Love Happens" or you can download it on lulu. Find out more information on my website

So I got this award from Honey91 of Dear Diary and La-Pimpette of Straight from the Heart. I want to say a big thanks to both of them. I'm glad people think of this blog as a place they can come and read stories, not just Myne but fellow bloggers. I appreciate you all both contributor, commenters and readers. Please keep coming and telling us what you think. I read and comment on loads of blogs and think you all deserve the award. But since I'm limited, I will pass on the award to the following people. They're great bloggers who get me thinking, smiling, laughing or crying with their blogs. I think they're very human and their lives are quite realistic.

Shorty of My Diary
Andrea of My Life
YankeeNaija babe of YNC Lounge
Blowing Blessings of Blessings Outlet
HisTreasure of A Fabulous Mother's World
Neefemi of Diary of an unpaid Intern

And this is what people have been saying about the book. Hope you've bought your copy?

Linda Ikeji: A HEART TO MEND will bring tears to the eyes and cheers at the end especially for those who have experienced the search for a career or tumultuous family and emotional relationships. Readers will be pleasantly surprised by the description of Lagos, the Nigerian stock market, and other business intrigues.

Review on Sylva Nze Ifedigbo's weblog: Myne Whitman’s book, A Heart to Mend, makes a bold statement to the contrary. It shows that we do not only fall in love and marry for love, we also use love to conquer a wide range of situations that could have ordinarily been a bit difficult to shoulder alone.

African Loft interview: I was excited when I heard of Myne Whitman’s novel, “A heart to mend”. Written by a Nigerian — under the pan name “Myne Whitman”, with Nigerian characters and setting, “A heart to mend” is a fun and fast read. Myne Whitman was happy to talk to us about her book during the Christmas season. Enjoy the interview!

Youtube: Book Trailer

Jaguda Interview: I know growing up you must've been exposed to a good number of books and authors. From a literature standpoint, who would you say has been your biggest influence?

I wouldn't say I have a single influence, as I have read so widely, but some authors that come to mind are Barbara Cartland, Francine Rivers, Sidney Sheldon, Flora Nwapa, Buchi Emecheta, Cyprian Ekwensi, and more recently Chimamanda Adichie and Jude Dibia. Of all them I identify most strongly with Buchi Emechetas books.


  1. Wow! Thanks for the award Dear,it means alot to me.

    Looking forward to the next chapter.

  2. Congrats on da award......and yea,the book is da new buzz....Happy for ya!

  3. CONGRATS!!!!
    hmm...should i talk?
    it's a new year so i'll just try to

  4. David, what do you want to say? LOL...

  5. awwww congrats on the award and thank you so much for giving me one too - i'm so honored

    p.s. i don't know how to put it on mines, thats why i never put the previous general ones you gave out - pls send me a link to how to do it or sumn

  6. Hi Neefemi, you're welcome. Are you getting ready for your turn on the story?

    On awards, what I do is to copy the picture and save to my computer and then upload to a post. If you want to put it on your side bar? Add a picture box from the page element on your dashboard and then upload the pic there.

    Hope that helps.

  7. Kudos Myne!

    eagerly anticipating the next chapter. this has become my own soap opera!

  8. ok will do, thanks and yes - just let me know, like 2 stories ahead heheheh

  9. Thanks for the award Myne..Congratulations on your book.. So proud of you...

  10. yeah nice one,we await the next chapter

  11. Happy new year madam. I've not been quite following you what with my epileptic blogging. If I understand what I've read here you do have a book out now? Right? How can I get hold of one to buy?

  12. Hi Parakeet, you can get an autographed copy from my website.

  13. Myne i just wanted to ask,i want to do the award post too but i dont know how to link to the blogs i give the award to,please help me out.

  14. Hi Shorty, first copy the URL address of the blogs you want to link. Then in the post you're making, there's an icon on the top that looks like a chain called add link. Click it and paste the address you have copied there. When you publish the post it should come out with the link.

    Let me know how that goes.

  15. omg!!! ur doing big proud! i hope 2010 is a even bigger year for u!

  16. AW!! Congrats, congrats!! You are amazing!!

  17. Thanks Myne,i'll let you know when i do it. Xx

  18. happy new year myne.
    been reading ur blogs just not commenting as often.

  19. OMG!! I'm excited..this year's gonna bring greater things your way..i'm honoured, dear!!

  20. @Myne

    Thank you for the award, am humbled, will pass it unto other bloggers...don't make me smile too

  21. oh wow Myne!!! Thank u sooooooo much....I'm even late I'm so speechless and honored and surprised! Thanks ;-) in i'm blushing! lol


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