Monday, May 22, 2017

Africa Online Book Fair introduces Marie Dry

The Africa Online Book Fair: Romance Authors & Books is a weekend event, featuring 13 authors and 1 interview with an aspiring romance author. Each day will have a certain amount of authors that will showcase their books and who they are.

The online book fair takes place on Facebook. Here's a link to the event page.

Readers, you can come and go as you please since you don’t have to pay a ticket to enter or register. So come and meet your next favorite author! We’ll have discounted and free books, play games, you can win Amazon Gift Cards. Get a little bit closer to authors you want to chat with in real time and generally see what Africa’s got to offer for your romance taste buds.

There will be a Scavenger Hunt that you can enter and stand a chance to win a prize. You’ll have to go to every author’s post (“booth”) at the event and hunt for the number each author has “hidden” in one of their posts. At the end of the weekend you need to add up the amount and inbox co-host Kathy Bosman with your answer and she’ll draw a winner.

We are also running a sign up for our Newsletters competition that will start running with the Africa Online Book Fair blog tour from 17 to 31 May. You could win a 20$ Amazon Gift Card.

Sign up for as many newsletter as you want, each one is an entry:

The Winner will be announced after the fair.

Today I am featuring Marie Dry
Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am South African and I love to travel and have lived in Zambia, Morocco and Spain for four years in each country. I also spent shorter stints in various countries. I have tead and written romance ever since I was a little girl.

What do you enjoy about being an author?

The challenge of getting the story in my head into a manuscript and losing myself in my story world. Receiving mail from readers to tell me my books made them laugh ir cry is a wonderful gift.

What type of romance stories do you write? And why?

I write paranormal. Even before the category existed I wrote paranormal romances for myself. I live mixing the action and fantasy worlds with the romance as the main focus.

Favorite place in Africa

Its hard to choose one place but I would pick Cape Town followed by Zambia and Morocco.

Why do you think African romance authors and stories set on the continent are important? 

There are wonderful stories here just waiting to be told. They might have a unique African flavour but I believe at their core all stories have a message that transends continents.

Do you think romance stories set in Africa & Africans vital to the publishing industry? If yes/no, why do you say so? 

I believe there is a huge demand for uniquely African stories. There are voices that need to be heard and stories that have to be told. We have unique cultural differences that provide us with a rich canvas. So yes I believe romance set in Africa will play a prominent role in future.

What traditional food do you love, that one can only find in Africa? 

I dont know if they are only available in Africa but I love kieksisters.

Thanks for chatting today Marie!

Attending the online book fair and how it works is straightforward, especially for readers who’ve attended Facebook book parties. But also for readers who use the social network site daily.
All you need to do is go to our Event and click 'Going'. It's that easy!

The online book fair is for romance authors who are from Africa and authors who write romances set in Africa.

And don't forget to invite your friends! Also join the group if you want updates on future book fairs from us.

Hope you have lots of fun and discover awesome reads.

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Twitter: @AfricaOnBookFr

Instagram: @africaonlinebookfair


  1. Thank you Wickedly Innocent Promotions for inviting me. Im ready to chat or answer questions.

  2. (Sorry if this posts twice)
    Always wanted to know from African authors if you find the "African monsters" more scary than the more well known European ones?
    And are you planning on writing a series with African paranormals?
    Loved Sabrina and the Gargoyle BTW!!��

  3. Hi AS
    I am going to write a lot more paranormals. I find all monsters scary but somehow the monsters on our own continent feels more real.

  4. Lovely to meet you here Marie and find out a little about you too!

    Yummmoooo your picture of the cooksisters.... makes me want some for breakfast!

    Bye 4 now
    T.M. Clark

  5. those pastry things do look good.

  6. Thanks for answering my question Marie! And yes Tina that koeksisters does make you wish for more ;-)