5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… N.S. Ugezene, author of Shaun Pascal

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
N.S. Ugezene, author of Shaun Pascal
(Lulu/CreateSpace/Ugez Novels)

Shaun Pascal is a journey through the world of a character seeking to change his environment. Shaun Pascal is someone who has talent but doesn’t know where to apply the talent. This is mainly because of his fear of failing.

Love is something that soothes him. Although the pursuit of love caused damage, Shaun Pascal is determined to find the one. He finds the love he is searching for when he meets Toantahnae. Now, he can focus on the other aspects of his life so that he can find the right direction.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Shaun Pascal?

N.S. Ugezene: Urban fiction needed more abstract nature and realism. You can’t get that by crafting stories about drugs and money. If you look at my Lulu version of Shaun Pascal, you will see money on the cover. But the novel is much deeper than that. For me, it’s about making something concrete that goes against the grain.

JP: What sets Shaun Pascal apart from other novels in its genre?

NS: I dig from the depths of my thoughts and emotions and don’t go for impact. I am no hater, but I don’t care to read stories that are focused on generating impact. When I am sitting there reading and I feel I have to stop to think of the body count or who is buying or smoking crack, it is either annoying or just not creative in my mind.

Honestly, you can monitor those things by listening to rap. You can hear or see these things in your neighborhood. I seek to go past that because of the people who are trying to get out of their awkward situation. So many different things add up to struggling. The truth is that most people aren’t interested in continuing to struggle. Maybe, if it is for a cause, but it’s never been easy to fight for a cause. So, see me as the underdog fighting for transition and doing things differently. That is what my work exemplifies.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Shaun Pascal getting out to the public?

NS: I wasn’t willing to let my work not get published, somehow, some way. Back in 2005, I actually put together the manuscript for a title to be known as Pascal’s Life. That idea just never caught on. I was shopping it, and rejection is what it faced. Then I thought to myself, “Hey, I believe this Pascal’s character is capable of reaching out to readers.”

Sounds funny, but I really felt like I could bring something different to the table with the Shaun Pascal’s character. I reworked the idea. I changed almost all sequences and added lyrics to express Pascal’s thoughts. Since I am an expressionist, I do feel lyrics are vital to expressing thoughts and feelings. I never think it’s a bad thing.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Shaun Pascal?

NS: I always use a point-by-point outline for my work. I jot down general ideas and then put the meat around the ideas as I go. Technically, this was a work years in the making. When I reworked Shaun Pascal, start to finish, it took just under nine months.

JP: What’s next for N.S. Ugezene?

NS: Shaun Pascal is “The Future” like Diddy says on Press Play. I am contemplating outside of what readers may speculate. I am going to make sure what I do next with Shaun Pascal is at a different angle. It may not make sense to people, but it’ll be something refreshing. I always have to try to get outside of the box.

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22 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… N.S. Ugezene, author of Shaun Pascal”

  1. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) ???
    2) ???
    3) ???
    4) ???
    5) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

    1. @Sharmina. Yes, I never want to be seen as an author that comes out with something that when the reviews can out, all that is really stated is “this is a must read” or “N.S. Ugezene has a page turner with this one.” I want people to feel certain ways about my works and think them through.

      To all who leave a comment, please give me the nod on Facebook and like Author N.S. Ugezene-Ugez Novels. You can add me as well. N.S. Ugezene is my profile name. Besides the giveaway Joey is doing here, I have an NBA related giveaway where you select the teams who will play in the NBA Finals and the team that will win it all. That giveaway is known as Guess The Finals, Guess the Champs.

  2. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) Sharmina T. Ellis
    2) ???
    3) ???
    4) ???
    5) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

  3. Dang! Lol. Aww man! Only one person so far. This is the pain of being the new cat on the block even though I have been at it for five years. I have just begun in the eyes of the people though so I won’t sweat it. Thank you Joey for the opportunity.

  4. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) Sharmina T. Ellis
    2) Folake Taylor
    3) ???
    4) ???
    5) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

  5. I promised N.S. I would read and review one of his books. I can start with this one. I am happy to finally have confirmation on his gender because for the longest I would think I was comuunicating with a man, then a woman, and then a man…but I can be silly like that.

  6. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) Sharmina T. Ellis
    2) Folake Taylor
    3) Tracy Darity
    4) ???
    5) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

  7. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) Sharmina T. Ellis
    2) Folake Taylor
    3) Tracy Darity
    4) Dapharoah69
    5) ???

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

  8. Part of the reason I don’t care too much for urban fiction is because of the negative aspects being highlighted. Street life is more than drugs, sex, and drive-bys; sometimes people are trying to escape their surrounds to a better tomorrow.

    Much success!

  9. ONE of the first FIVE people to comment on this author interview will win a free copy of the book.

    Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of Shaun Pascal by N.S. Ugezene.

    1) Sharmina T. Ellis
    2) Folake Taylor
    3) Tracy Darity
    4) Dapharoah69
    5) Jennifer C.

    Leave a comment about your thoughts on the interview.

  10. For anyone who would like to purchase my titles, I do not have any discounts at this time. The codes I gave did expire. I will keep everyone informed of any new discount codes.

    1. Ok. Thank you Joey. I was just wondering which cover people would be getting. To the winners: I really hope the Shaun Pascal offers you a new lease on reading. Let me know anything you feel about the book. I am on Facebook in case you want to get a hold of me.

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