Oct. 3, 2012
-- Accomplish Press
is pleased to announce the official publication ofNothing Comes Close
, a debut novel by Tolulope Popoola. The story is a compelling tale of the struggle to preserve love in the midst of daunting challenges. Nothing Comes Close
is set in London, Milton Keynes and Lagos, with a cast of intriguing characters that showcase a realistic portrayal of the lives of young, ambitious Nigerians in the diaspora.
Nigerian born author, Tolulope Popoola taps into her experience of living in the UK to write a book about familiar themes – real people with ambitions struggling to make the right choices in their romantic relationships. The story also shows the tensions of living within two cultures – trying to maintain a Nigerian identity whilst absorbing British values.
“I’ve always loved reading,” the author said. “Growing up, I read a lot of books by authors such as Enid Blyton, Louisa May Alcott and Jackie Collins. When I started writing, I wanted to write about characters and situations that people like me would recognise, without the burden of adding to the narrative of what’s expected from an African story.”
The plot for Nothing Comes Close
grew out of an online series titled In My Dreams It Was Simpler
that Tolulope created and co-wrote with eight other writers. She created the main cast, and picked two of them as protagonists for her novel. “The online series ended on a cliff-hanger.”
She said. “I wanted to get my female protagonist to a point where she was satisfied with the choices she had made for her future. With the novel, I got to make that happen.”
The story captures the ups and downs in the lives of a girl, her group of friends and her love interest as they try to navigate careers, death, heartbreaks, loyalty and cultural expectations in an exciting and entertaining way.
For an enticing preview of Nothing Comes Close
, visit the Accomplish Press website to download sample chapters and view its exciting trailer: http://www.accomplishpress.com. (http://www.accomplishpress.com
) ;Nothing Comes Close
is available as an ebook and paperback from Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and other online retailers.
About the author – Tolulope Popoola was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She moved to England for her university education where she studied BA Accounting and Business Economics, and a Masters in Finance and Investment. She started blogging in 2006, which rekindled her love for writing and telling stories. In 2008, she left her Accounting job to concentrate on writing full-time. She writes short stories, flash fiction and articles for both print and online magazines. Nothing Comes Close is her first novel. Tolulope lives in London with her husband and daughter. She can be reached via her website: www.onwritingandlife.com