Life as it Is by Odera O'Gonuwe

Life as It Is

What is life through the eyes of a child? Before one reaches that pivotal age and ascends into their 20’s. The end of innocence. These are the eighty-one lessons of life that I have learned in my short time. The final observations before leaving the teenage years. A collection of poems exploring race, gender, youth, womanhood, and other social structures. Life. As it is.

The wall was built to keep people in, but all sixteen-year-old Celeste Navarie wants to do is escape. As the daughter to the First Citizen of Verium, her life is not her own. Celeste wants to be free. There is a world outside her city that she craves to discover.
In a turn of events, she is kidnapped and taken from the palace. Far away from her obligations, she has the opportunity to live the adventure she’s always wanted.
But freedom comes with a price—a price Celeste might not be prepared to pay. Confronted with the truth about Verium, Celeste is forced to unlearn the lies she had been told since birth in her fight for the truth.
Celeste is forced to make a choice between familial loyalty and justice.


The decision has the power to decide her fate. Is she willing to face the consequences?

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What do an immigrant, a black agnostic, a Christian Arab, and una latina morena have in common?

As of 2017, in the United States, they are systematically oppressed. Rose Thompson has a camera and a dream to capture the stories of these marginalized teenagers to put together a documentary.

Just Like A Caucasian isn’t your average race book. It’s poignant and refreshing. Odera O’Gonuwe aptly discusses the real problems minorities face and how they navigate these polarized waters.

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One year has passed since Cinderella married her prince, but the time has come for the evil stepmother, Lady Rayne, to atone for her sins. She is judged and convicted guilty in the eyes of the court and the people. Banished from the kingdom, far away from all things familiar, she decides to take charge of her destiny. In her crusade for the truth she unweaves a web of dark secrets and harrowing deception spun by the princess at the helm of the mighty kingdom. Unwittingly, she fuels revolution, and leads a roar for change. Though, truth is on her side, the other forces refuse to capitulate, and the clashing sides fight until only one remains.
In the first novel of the After Ever series, the familiar story of Cinderella is turned on its head. Maybe the wicked stepmother is not so evil after all?

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One year has passed since Cinderella married her prince, but the time has come for the evil stepmother, Lady Rayne, to atone for her sins. She is judged and convicted guilty in the eyes of the court and the people. Banished from the kingdom, far away from all things familiar, she decides to take charge of her destiny. In her crusade for the truth she unweaves a web of dark secrets and harrowing deception spun by the princess at the helm of the mighty kingdom. Unwittingly, she fuels revolution, and leads a roar for change. Though, truth is on her side, the other forces refuse to capitulate, and the clashing sides fight until only one remains.
In the first novel of the After Ever series, the familiar story of Cinderella is turned on its head. Maybe the wicked stepmother is not so evil after all?

Available now on Amazon!