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Author Interviews

Resulting from the publication of my work, “Maya: Initiate 39” by Linkville Press, I’ve so far had three author interviews and a showcase on

Below are the interviewers and the corresponding links.

With Brian —

With Kathy Ree—

With Christy Cagle—



The Unveiling of the work, “Maya: Initiate 39”


Press Release

“Maya: Initiate 39” A Tale of Struggle and Triumph of Maya By Chimezie Ihekuna
Author: Mr. Ben
The book, “Maya: Initiate 39” was officially released on February 26, 2015 by Linkville Press, situated in Klamath Falls, Oregon USA. It links children fiction to adult fiction in terms of family issues in a way that keeps readers glued to the pages. It also combines historical and crime fiction.
The story explores the plight of Maya taking a journey through —coming from a broken home since her mother left, ending up with the dreaded juvenile cult, the Alternative Lifestyle Club, popularly known as the ALC, and then growing up into a standup woman. What happened between the period when Maya was under the watchful eyes of a broken home and when she became a standup woman?
“…Growing up with only her father raising her she was easy to brainwash into thinking she what she was being trained to do was for her and finding her destiny. After doing many things she would regret she realized that what she was doing was wrong and wanted to make a change.” Ella
Though its kindle version is still in progress, “Maya: Initiate 39” can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Baker and Taylor. More sales outlets will be added in the nearest future. The cover art was designed by Andrea Dorris; it was edited by Kathy Ree and formatted by Riley Guyer.
Mr. Ben is an indie author who has published several books as Winds of Change, Life’s Twists, Life In Space, The Blueprint, AMY.W.COM and The Limitation of Man’s Love, The Greatness of God’s Love with EBG247 (, an online self-publishing platform, based in Texas, USA. Anticipating then release of his second book at Linkville Press, “The World We Live In”, a collection of short stories, Mr. Ben is currently working on two books-Chloe’s Parallel Worlds and Claire’s Time Travel for Change. He is a contributor to Believer Life Magazine, a popular digital Christian magazine.
Specially called a G.A.N.G writer, Mr. Ben’s works tends to one thing: Generally Appreciating Notable Genres
For more information and inquiries, contact
Mr. Ben
Baker & Taylor, Inc.
It will be available on Linkville’s website soonest (
Amazon Link:…
On Barnes and Noble:

“Maya: Initiate 39” Pre-Marketing/Promotion

Maltreated to be Marred
Always Struggled with Aberration
Yearned for Yonder
Acted in Accordance

Ingrafted In Influence
Nodded to Norms
Injured in Importance
Arrested in Authority
Thrown out to think the right Thoughts
Embraced the truths about Essence


Question: “When did these all happen?”

Answer: “When Maya initiated 39, before and after.”

Question: “Could you please throw more lights on this?|

Answer: “Find out in ‘Maya: Initiate 39′”

To be released on February 2015 from the stables of Linkville Press


Maya was raised single-handedly by her ‘”father,” Samuel, who

divorced his wife, Cynthia, years ago, on grounds of infidelity,

before she turned three years. Growing up in Durban was mixed with the

good, bad and ugly for Maya.

Influenced by Craig, her schoolmate, Maya went into the underworld

endeavors of stealing, drug trafficking and prostitution under the

cover of a very-perverse juvenile assembly, called the Alternative

lifestyle Club (The ALC). She joined the club in the very pursuit of

what she called her “destiny”…

By initiating “39”, what was necessary for the functionality of the

ALC, she went became popular among many top-notch Southern Africans.

But, after several disappointments, Maya thought she could use her

“connects” to bite the fingers that fed her by carrying out the

assignments given to her own way- a way of letting the organization

know that she was no push-over. But that was not the case!

Consequently, Craig and Ms. Diana, the active players of the club, led

this juvenile to her doom-they set her up and the police did the rest.

The long arms of the law landed her prison in Johannesburg. It was in

the prison she knew changing for the better would be appropriate.

Through the favor from Van Brussels, a rich gold merchant, school

owner and chairman of the Louisville Shipping Company, whom she had

done some wrong in the past, Maya was released from prison before the

stipulated prison sentence, sent to the United States for Secretarial

studies, worked in his company, Louisville Shipping Company, for a

couple of years and soon returned to her native Durban home in South

Africa with her husband, Daniel Young, to find her ‘father’ whom she

left for years.

Maya became the woman of substance; her fame and enterprise rose to

the corporate ladder. But before then, something really happened….


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