(Originally posted on the MVMedia Blog)
1). Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. I am an African speculative fiction writer from, and resident in Nigeria. I am a slush reader, writer and editor.
2). Who is your favorite vampire author?
3). If you had the choice, would you be a vampire?
Without a second thought. Sexy, powerful and immortal. Who wouldn’t?
4). Who is your favorite vampire?
Lestat de Lioncourt.
5). What do you like the most about Slay?
I like it’s assortment of brilliant authors, a lot of which I have read before and am proud to have my work appear besides.
6). What inspired you to write your story?
Well, I suppose the same thoughts that made the editor compile the anthology, I wanted to see, feel or enjoy a vampire story by and for people like me. I wrote my story a while ago, years back in fact. What’s that they say, great minds think alike. If the editor didn’t compile this anthology, I would have, eventually.
7). Tell us a bit about your story.
Well it’s based on some almost real experiences and people, from back in my life. Just throw in a couple hundred vampires, magic swords and a lot of blood and gore.
8). What do you hope accomplish with your story?
Honestly, I just want the reader to be entertained, to have a good time and smile, or even shake their head ruefully. Nothing so serious. Just vampires. Right?
9). Will there be more stories of your character?
We’ll see. I’ll be looking to see how he’s received. I was writing a bit unconventionally from how I currently do. I mentioned it was written a while back. So I’ll be watching to see if my character is appreciated. If not, cancelled.
10). How do we keep up with all things Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki?
Well, that’s easy. My Twitter and website.
11). What advice would you give to Slay readers about this anthology?
Strap yourself in and get ready for one h** of a ride.