Author Profile: Marcus Mulenga

Something Or Other Publishing is proud to introduce Marcus Mulenga, a self-published author and winner of the 2nd Prize in the Children’s Fiction Category of our 1st Annual Short Story Contest.

Marcus Mulenga, Self-Published Author. (Marcus Mulenga)

Marcus Mulenga is a self-published children’s author with a creative imagination and a passion for telling fun and unique stories. His award-winning short story, A Very Beautiful Rainbow!, is part of SOOP’s forthcoming anthology currently titled “SOOPs Finest”. Kindness has the power to change the world! Find out how in this colorful story about adventure, sharing, and making new friends.

Jesus E. Bracho, SOOP’s Director of Marketing, sat down with Marcus to engage in a fun Q&A session about his writing journey:

JB: What inspired you to write “A Very Beautiful Rainbow!”?

MM: One day, my family and I were at an office supply store, waiting for something to be printed. I decided to sit at the kiddie table and doodle with some crayons, and I ended up drawing a rainbow. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be neat to create a story about how the rainbow got its name? As I worked on it, a greater theme of sharing came to mind. What if the rainbow got its name because it shared its colors with everything? The rest of the story filled itself out from there!

JB: What was the most challenging part of writing the story?

MM: Definitely, the illustrations because I’m a writer, not an artist! I didn’t want to outsource it because I wanted it to feel like a story any kid with an imagination and a colored pencil could draw and not look too professional. There were several versions of each character, but I’m happy with what I ended up with.

JB: What genres do you personally like to read?

2nd Prize in the Children’s Fiction Category of SOOP’s 1st Annual Short Story Contest. (SOOP)

MM: Children’s books, comic books, and general fiction. Anything with a fun story, but nothing too serious.

JB: Do you have any other writing projects in the works?

MM: Yes, I have many ideas; a sci-fi book, a sequel to my Rainbow story, and a series of books based on animals doing funny things in a strange town. Stay tuned!

JB: Who is your target audience?

MM: Anyone with a wild imagination and a connection to their inner child!

JB: What do you hope readers take away from your story?

MM: That it’s always best to share what you have with others. It will make them happy, and you will become a beautiful person!

JB: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

MM: What you write doesn’t always have to be “right.” Just write what you feel, and have fun with the whole process. If you enjoy writing it, people will enjoy reading it!

SOOP’s Finest is set for release on December 2022 and readers can pre-order “A Very Beautiful Rainbow!” through Marcus’s customized pre-order page right hereFollow Marcus Mulenga on Instagram to stay tuned with more updates.

 

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