Author Interview: Kasham Keltuma

I had the pleasure of talking with a local author over email this past week named Kasham Keltuna about their book Caucasian Ovtcharka. We wish we could have met in person to do a video interview but because of COVID, we went the written route.

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Synopsis: Caucasian Ovtcharka, a contemporary literary novel, tells the story of a young lady contracted to marry the cripple heir of a multi-Billion Naira estate.

Despite their mutual unwillingness, they are prevailed upon and the marriage ensues whilst the lady feels the need to flee the union and protect herself, the young man becomes smitten, whether his love is genuine or just a means to an end remains a heartbreaking mystery.

Buy her book here: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08D2GNXHH/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_t1_qYseFbRE8FAYF

Here is the interview I did with her! Her answers were great and I would look forward to meeting her in person once COVID settles down!


Q. What is your top read of 2020 so far?

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Season of Crimson Blossoms – Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

The Spiral Staircase: Karen Armstrong

Q. What is your favorite book friendship?

The novel, Radio Silence by Alice Oseman about the characters Frances and Aled and their formidable friendship over a period of a year is a great way of embodying a platonic relationship, especially for teenagers.

Q. Most anticipated book release of 2020?

Too Much and Never Enough – Mary L. Trump

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Breast and Eggs – Mieko Kawakami

Q. How many books are in your TBR pile?

For the physical books, I’d say about 20. I try to make a point to finish reading my pile before buying new ones. For my eBooks TBR, I have about 200 books.

Q. Who is your favorite author?

That will be Henry Charles Bukowski.

Q. How did you start writing?

I just started. Somehow during my teenage years, I got lost in reading books and came to the thin line between me reading and writing.

Q. Where is your favorite reading spot?

I really wouldn’t say I have a favorite reading spot. With the right book, every spot is favorite.

Q. How long have you been an author?

Ten years.

Q. Why do you like reading?

I think the reason why I love reading is its ability to transport me back to worlds outside my immediate reality into wherever the writer navigates me to. In a way, you could say it is an escapist pastime, which will be correct.  But it is also the foreplay between the writer, characters, and myself as the reader that captivates me in profound ways because my soul merges with these people both fictional and non-fictional and ultimately, life never remains the same.

Q. If you had to describe yourself in a book title, what would it be? 

The Audacity of Hope – Barrack Obama

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Kasham Keltuma is a filmmaker and has written several screenplays for the big screen and television. She has been writing nearly half of her life. Her debut novel is titled Caucasian Ovtcharka. She hopes to adopt a dog one day and currently lives in Sudbury, Ontario.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kasham.keltuma

Instagram: https://instagram.com/KashamKeltuma

Thank you so much Kasham for joining me for an author interview! If you are an author or know of an author that would like to participate in an interview for the blog, don’t hesitate to reach out!



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Publisher Spotlight: In the Book!

Hey bookworms! Recently, a publisher reached out to us to show us some of the cool stuff they were doing over at their company. They mainly work with Children’s Literature and try to find ways to make everyday life just a little bit more literary!

This tube map was created as a way to get people talking about books. The map replaces London Underground’s stations with remarkable pieces of literature set there. Literature has an incredible ability to color your surroundings like nothing else, and with this map, you can vividly picture Baker Street as Sherlock’s home, and Scrooge skulking home from work in the City. This alternative tube map also offers lesser-known titles such as The Wimbledon Poisoner some deserved exposure, while highlighting London’s diverse literary history.

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In The Book are a personalized children’s book publisher, established in Hertfordshire in 2017. We are passionate about encouraging reading in children, and getting kids excited about stories. We believe that putting children into the book is a fantastic way to engage them. We understand that books not only provide a world where one can lose themselves but are also a means to develop social skills, cultural understanding and confidence.

Check out their website: https://www.inthebook.com/en-us/

If you know of an independent publisher (or big name publisher) that deserves to get a shoutout, let us know in the comments below and we will see what we can do!


I had my friend Elizabeth join me to do the first sentence challenge and had so much fun making this video! We tend to get goofy around each other so prepare for shenanigans!

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