Tomi Adeyemi Biography
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American novelist and creative writing coach. She is most prominent for writing the book “Children Of Blood and Bone”, the first of the Legacy of Otrishe trilogy and published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Along with that, she is set to release another long-awaited book “Children of Virtue and Vengeance” in 2019.
She writes books in the genres Young Adult Fiction and Fantasy.
Tomi Adeyemi Age
Tomi Adeyemi was born on the 1st of August 1993 in the United States.
Tomi Adeyemi Family
She was born to Nigerian Immigrant parents who struggled to make both ends meet as she was a child. Her father was a physician in Nigeria but found employment as a taxi driver while he waited to transfer his qualifications whereas her mother worked as a cleaning woman. Throughout her childhood, neither her nor her siblings were taught anything of their heritage, along with this, they never did accept the idea of their daughter becoming a writer. She would later describe one of her novels as a love letter to her culture.
Tomi Adeyemi Career
Tomi wrote her first story when she was just five years old. Years later, she moved to California and worked at a film production company in Los Angeles. While still working there, she began writing on the side. As she was still going on with all this, she became a writing coach. Her first novel did not yield positive feedback. She set out to write another book, Children of Blood and Bone, and entered it into Pitch Wars. The book was released in March 2018 and managed to attain #1 on New York Times Young Adult Bestseller List. The film adaptation parts of the book were purchased by Fox 2000.
Her second book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance was to be released in March 2019 but was postponed to June 2019 but again, the release date was pushed to December 2019. When asked about this, she said that the time she needed to complete the book needed to be extended. Unfortunately, the workload was too much and the author, editors, and publisher agreed to give the second book more time.
Tomi Adeyemi Books
- Children of Blood and Bone (Released on the 6th of March 2018)
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance (To be released in December 2019)
Tomi Adeyemi Controversy
Tomi accused Nora Roberts of copying her book title Children of Blood and Bone. The accusations were retracted when it was found out that Nora had titled and submitted her book to her publisher one year before Tomi’s. According to the United States Copyright Office, copyright “does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases.”