Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Lola Jaye on How to Stop Fortune Telling and Start Being You

June 25, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Lola Jaye Episode 199
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Lola Jaye on How to Stop Fortune Telling and Start Being You
Show Notes

Today's episode is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoice

This week I talk to Lola Jaye. Lola is a registered psychotherapist author of historical novels which feature characters tackling race, mental health and, simply, life. A member of the Black Writers' Guild and the author of five previous novels,  her most recent is The Attic Child , a hauntingly powerful, emotionally charged and unique dual-narrative novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging, seen through the lens of Black British History. 

I have learned so much from Lola's work about the value of pain, and so much from her personal story succeeding as a black woman about the value of authenticity.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The heartbreaking backstory of The Attic Child.
  • Modern racism and how it is strictly a product of conditioning.
  • Why having a "bestselling" book is mostly a marketing job.
  • Life isn't short. It's long, when you're present.
  • Lola's writing process and the internal voice of an eight year old boy.
  • There has to be something in everything, or there's no point to all this.
  • My only-recent understanding of fiction writing (engineer brain problems)
  • Fortune telling, and why you shouldn't do it.
  • Lola's top tip for happiness: be in the moment.
  • How did Lola succeed as a black woman? By staying authentic.

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