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Myne Whitman's Biography

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Bellevue, WA
Married to the love of my life
Aug 2010

Myne Whitman is a pen name. She was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, where she spent most of her time, studying, reading and daydreaming or climbing trees and playing with the boys. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health Research but has chosen her childhood dream of spinning stories. After a few years in Edinburgh, Scotland, she now lives with her husband in Seattle, USA. She writes and blogs full-time, and also volunteers as an ESL tutor for a local charity. She critiques with the Seattle Eastside Writers Meet-up and is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.

In addition to writing popular fiction to get people reading, Myne is passionate about using the internet and social media to promote the book industry and literacy levels in Nigeria. To this end, she facilitated a session, "Social Media and the Book Publishing Industry", for the Publisher’s Forum at the 2010 Garden City Literary Festival, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is also the founder and managing editor of NaijaStories.com, a critique website for aspiring Nigerian writers.

Influences

Nora Roberts, Buchi Emecheta, Jodi Picoult

Upcoming Works

Ghost of the Past

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Interests & Hobbies

Reading, Travelling, Meeting new people, Board Games,