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Interview: David Ankrah, Author of Seeds

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David Ankrah has a background in media and finance and loves nothing better than to help people and put smiles on their faces.

He came up with the idea for the book out of wanting to see an end to some of the hardships we face in modern society. He wanted a simple story that everyone could enjoy and for adults to read to their children.

He currently lives in London with family.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The hardest part of writing this book was trying to not make it too obvious about what the message in the story was until it is revealed right at the very end. I’ve often been able to come up with metaphors to help explain things to people so having to do it through a whole story to illustrate something that relates to almost everyone was a little tricky.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?

This is actually my first adventure in writing publicly, and this book was finished early 2012

Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published (if any)?

The book is self published with the most challenging part being getting your own ISBN’s. There are avenues where an ISBN can be ‘given’ to you through some print on demand companies, so I may choose to go that way for my next book.

How did you come up with the title?

…I do a lot of thinking surrounding money, and I was thinking one day about how money could be seen as a form slavery. In the film The Ten Commandments, I remembered Moses breaking open a place where seed/grain was stored so the weak slaves could eat. Back then, people in charge had to provide food and shelter for their slaves. So the thought came to me that nowadays, people in charge give their “slaves” the means to provide their own food and shelter so it’s no longer their problem… I decided to use “seeds” (grain) as an analogy on money and before long I was scribbling away and here we are.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Your mind is an amazing place. Don’t let negativity move in.

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