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Jonathan Poku was born in 1979. As a child he spent most of his time day dreaming and creating stories for his own enjoyment. As the years passed by his desire to be creative increased so he tried to hone his crafts. In 2012 he published his first fictional novel ‘Borlosanti’.


Background Information

For as long as I can remember I've always loved listening to and telling stories. I guess this part of my personality might have been influenced by my Ghanaian heritage because for years stories have been passed down from generation to generation in my culture.


As a young child, I spent most of my time imaging fantasy worlds and characters. At the age of six I started writing down the stories I had in my head, so that I could revisit them at a later date. However, I never showed them to anybody because I was such a private person.

As time passed by, I threw away most of my stories but still the desire to write burned at my very core so I continued to put pen to paper.

I’ve always loved reading. Many a night, I laid awake with a book, unable to put it down because I loved the way it transported me to worlds full of magic, suspense and interesting people.

During my teens, I wrote most of the poems that I put into my debut book of poetry called 'welcome back to paradise'. However this book wasn't published until after I finished university. At university I studied psychology and sociology to broaden my understanding of individuals, groups and myself but I soon learnt that the theories within these disciplines were just that - theories - not facts written in stone.

Whilst at university, my desire to read and to be creative was curbed quite a bit because I had so much work to do. However, I continued to write songs and produce music.

Fast forward a few years - I started to work in a call centre and I did something I hardly ever did - showed someone a few of my poems. That person loved them and suggested I publish them in a book, so that's exactly what I did. Some of them were put into anthologies and one of them was actually published in the voice newspaper.

It wasn’t easy but after a while I made a profit by selling my books at the end of my poetry readings.

Years went by - I wrote a few scripts and made a few music videos…

One day I remembered the role play game I used to play as a child. Subsequently, I started to write a book based loosely around that game. After several rewrites and vast amounts of hours spent moulding the characters and the story into a book I'm truly happy with I finally published it as an e-Book on smashwords and made sure that it was sold by all of the major online e-Book retailers.
 

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Email: jonathanpoku@yahoo.co.uk

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London,  United Kingdom


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