Myne Whitman is a Nigerian author, currently based in Seattle, USA, who has self-published two books – A Heart to Mend (2009) and A Love Rekindled (2011). A scientist by training – she holds a Masters degree in Public Health Research – Whitman decided to follow her passion, and now writes full-time. She also runs a blog – NaijaStories.com, which promotes upcoming Nigerian authors. In 2011, she was selected among the 50 Nigerians who made a Difference in 2011 by the Nation Newspaper for her work promoting Nigerian literature. In this interview, Whitman talks about her self-publishing experience and her remarkable success in using social media to promote her work.
A Love Rekindled is Myne Whitman’s second novel (published in March 2011 by CreateSpace). Set in contemporary Nigeria, the book centers around two embittered ex-lovebirds, Efe Sagay and Kevwe Mukoro. The story starts several years after the breakup of their high school relationship.