Expect the Unexpected...
One plane crash. One extraordinary faith. One million lies…
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Debut novel: Rise
At age eleven, Ria Ofor was caught in a fire that left her face scarred. Devastated by the apparent rejection by her father, Ria, now twenty-seven, is a gifted sculptress but lives a semi reclusive life. Avoiding art galleries and their consequent publicity, she scrapes a living through online sales of her art. But when she’s hit with a repossession notice on her home, it rocks the shaky foundations she’s lived on.
On borrowed time, Ria must land a gallery contract in order to survive. That means stepping out of her comfort zone and coming face to face with what she’s spent the last sixteen years trying to avoid: rejection. But competition for lucrative gallery contracts is cut-throat, and Ria soon discovers that some artists will stop at nothing to keep the spoils of London’s glittering art world for themselves. Torn between the events of her past and the lies threatening to destroy her future, Ria is faced with a decision that could change her life forever.
RISE is a standalone novel.
The Salzburg Saga: One plane crash. One extraordinary faith. One million lies.
Non-fiction/Health and Well being – Before We Become Extinct: How Do I Get the Confidence to Wear My Natural Woolly Hair?
Davina is the author of RISE, The Salzburg Saga trilogy, and with her sister, co-wrote the nonfiction title, Before We Become Extinct. She was born and raised in London. An avid reader from a young age, she cites her favourite childhood books as Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume, Hacker by Marjorie Blackman, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, and The Twits by Roald Dahl.
Davina began to write her own stories at age ten and would give them to her schoolteachers to read. Not limiting herself to any one genre, she wrote stories about children’s fiction, romances, and mysteries. She fondly remembers enjoying her mock GCSE English exam at age 15 because she was required to write a story: “I wrote about a teenage girl who finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her,” she recalls. “I remember my teacher giving me an A grade and writing at the end of the paper, ‘What a creep!’
She didn’t think about writing again for several years and instead pursued higher education and graduated with honours in European Business with Spanish from the University of Salford. The course had included an ERASMUS placement in La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
It wasn’t until she was working in the City that she had the idea for RISE, and wrote it around her day job. It was published in 2015.
You can also email me at davina (at) duokonkwo (dot) com