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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Take on My Character Interview ~ "Meet SIBERIA TONKA"~ The African Immigrant in Of Sentimental Value, the Novel and Movie by Princess Fumi Hancock

Character Name. I am a Twenty-something year old African Immigrant, who storms America with a dream of becoming the greatest writer that ever lived! I am bold, tough, sometimes sassy and look nothing like any Hollywood star. My mother always told me how unique and priceless I am. I believe her! But lately, with all of the drama happening around me; getting hit by a car, almost getting kicked out by my landlord, I am beginning to wonder if my dream of becoming the most successful bestselling author will ever happen! To top it all, I have a secret I must protect at all cost…
If you can add a dreamcast pic of the character that would be awesome
Look no further! My name is Aleta Myles…Fans in the theater world call me “L’Oprah” because of a popular skit I did in in Nashville, TN. Now, that I have jumped out of the pages of, Of Sentimental Value, into a movie screen… my dream is finally happening, thanks to the Princess of Suburbia who came my way. The Princess of Suburbia you asked? Then check us both out: www.ofsentimentalvaluemovie.com; the novel: www.ofsentimentalvaluenovel.com. Oh by the way, did I tell you that the Princess of Suburbia is my idol. See why? www.princessinsuburbia.com.
 
  This is “Me~ Aleta Myles as “Siberia Tonka” (Center) in one of my scenes with my nosy Hispanic neighbors, Jessica Garza as “Jessica” (L) and Rachel Rodgers as “Josie” . Here I go again … with trailing me…
Oh by the way, part of the cast include Malik Yoba, New York Undercover and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Bruce Willis counterpart in the 5th Element, Deebo on Friday.


 
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
Worst ~ I am sometimes just hot headed and snaps at people even hen they are trying to help me. Ask Jessica my nosy neighbor. This is just my way of showing my frustration and will not hesitate to tell you off in a minute. Sadly, when love came my way in an unusual package ( Jake ),  I could not recognize it. However, once I cooled off, the only honk I saw in my rear view mirror was a forbidden fruit (Alan), a sexy, brash, multimillionaire art collector. 
Best~ I am resilient. Life kicks me down but somehow I keep jumping back up again… That must be the African bold and determined nature… Or not?
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
Oh wow! I have a secret but I can’t share it now for fear that it may affect how people view me. My fear is that once the secret comes out, the debonair Alan will not look my ay. Better yet, Jake who continues to profess his love for me will run the opposite way and I will find myself alone yet again. So, I will leave you to figure the secret out:
Watch the Trailer:
http://www.ofsentimentalvaluenovel.com/ - !ofsentimentalvaluetrailer/c66t

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What are you most afraid of?
I am so afraid that with the entire problem it’s caused me to travel out to America to live my dream; that I will have nothing to show for it! I fear having to go back to Africa with a trail of failure behind me. 
What do you want more than anything?
For most part of my adult years, I have followed the Princess of Suburbia® career as a bestselling author and an African Oscar award winning screenwriter and Indiefest film merit award winner, I will give anything to be just like her. I want to be a bestselling author. I want to see my name blasted across the New York Times, USA Today. I want to be on national news media… be a world sensation. Is this too much to ask the creator of heaven and earth?
What is your relationship status?
I need much help in this area but I must focus now on finding the family artifact I mistaken pawned off! I have to stop the spiraling chaos surrounding my dying sister, Naiya who is in Africa and me! But if you are curious, I have two love interests, Alan the wealthy, dark chocolaty (with a tucked away female baggage) and the simple vanilla, soft-spoken Jake.


      
                        

       “Jake” played by Richard Neal           “Alan” played by Malik Yoba
What’s a gal gotta do. Umph!
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
Oh boy! I am afraid I may need help in that area. Josie and Jessica always remind me of that, particularly when Jessica launches out to grab my “tightly wrapped” scarf.  I love my African roots, so no matter where I am, no matter what I am doing, I always make sure that there is a hint of African on me.
How much of a rebel are you?
If you ask Jake, he will tell you I am very stubborn because I am giving him a whole lot of headache with pursuing me for a date. If you asked Jessica my neighbor, she still hasn’t figured me out. Sometimes I agree with what she says but most times, we argue! Josie her sister is just flat out indifferent. So, you ask if I am much of a rebel? It depends on the cause I am fighting for. Right now, I am fighting for my own sanity, fighting to ensure that the family artifact is returned back to the rightful owner in Africa and I am doing everything I can to ensure that.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Back in Africa, I won a writing contest! Because of that contest, I was given a partial scholarship to pursue my graduate studies in writing. Hence, this is my reason for being in America. More importantly, I was the very first to win such honor in my village. So you know understand why I cannot fail! I cannot go back to African with nothing in my hands. I have to do whatever it takes to make it as a writer, if it kills me!
What is your idea of happiness?
My idea of happiness is being content with where we are regardless; being at peace with the universe; appreciating all God’s creation and just learning to live life to its’ fullest. Ouch! I believe I am speaking to myself right now as I have not been content sine the family artifact got missing.
What is your current state of mind?
At this time, when my sister’s life is hanging in the balance, the mystery woman who keeps tormenting me in my dreams… I am not happy right now and I don’t think I will be until the family artifact~ the stone is found and returned to Africa.
What is your most treasured possession?
The camera I won at y writing contest. It has come in very handy here in America.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My hair… My head. I won’t say anything beyond that.
What is it that you, most dislike?
People bugging me on the same issue sets me off. Say it once, and we are done as I heard you the firs time around.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Alan’s “live in girlfriend!” She thinks she owns Alan and she has the right to talk to people any kind of way.
What is your greatest regret?
That I was so short of money that I had to pawn things off.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Unnnn…. Someone who is edgy yet soft spoken. He is kind hearted yet firm when handling situation.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Humility
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Thor~ He is a straight guy and does thing with a sense of honor and purpose. So do I.
Which living person do you most admire?
Jessica, once I figured out that she was not being nosy, just really being a true friend.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
“My secret” and I still can’t share it. You will have to meet up with me in the novel world to find out. That is what I would love to change.
What is your motto?
Live with passion, humility and respect for others. Value your culture ad traditions because they are part of your DNA.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




 

PRINCESS FUMI STEPHANIE HANCOCK, RN, Ph.D.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NAFCA AFRICAN OSCAR PEOPLES’ CHOICE WINNING & INDIEFEST FILMS MERIT AWARD FILMMAKER, TV HOST, TRANFORMATON INTERVENTIONIST & PHILANTHROPIST are just few accolades to describe this dynamic woman.
Born in the heart of Nigeria, Lagos State; Princess Fumi Hancock was raised to appreciate her royal roots from the South Western region of Nigeria, Emure Kingdom, where her family, the Adumori Nigeria Royal Household have ruled since the 1800s’.
After acquiring her first degree in English from one of the most prestigious colleges in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University; she stormed the United States of America with a pen, a script and the dream to change the world. Little did she know that it would take her over thirty years to finally fulfill her dream of becoming a prolific writer and most importantly, one who would have the ability to translate her literary works into movies.

As an author, she has written several inspirational books for women, Beyond Idol Worship: A Diary of an African Warrior Princess; Starting Right Now to name a few! After writing these inspirational books and her return back to African after over 25 years absentia; she reaches out to help her community through her US based nonprofit organization, Adassa Adumori Foundation, Inc. (www.adassafoundation.org); she also decided to venture into the world of young adult fantasy. To her surprise, her very first young adult fantasy, The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell:  Hydra’s Nest became an amazon bestseller! There has been no stopping her since then.
Her new novel, Of Sentimental Value, a suspesce romance with a tinge of mystery is yet another landmark for her. The book was made into a feature film which is scheduled for release soon (www.ofsentimentalvaluemovie.com ). In the advent of its release, it has garnered multiple award interest. It was nominated in the NAFCA African Oscar Peoples’ Choice category for Favorite Trailer & Original Score while the Princess took home the winning trophy as Favorite Screenwriter.  Since then, the movie itself has been nominated in the following categories: Best Diaspora Drama & Best Make-up. One of our supporting actors, Malik Yoba was also nominated as Actor in Foreign Film category. Keep reading about the author:
www.ofsentimentalvaluenovel.com
Once again thank you for the interview.
Interview Courtesy of: Jeanine, Eclipse Reviews

Thank you Jeanine for the interview

Princess Fumi Hancock for Siberia Tonka, Of Sentimental Value, The Book

 Original post here: http://www.totaleclipsereviews.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-blast-giveaway-of-sentimental.html


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