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C. M. Okonkwo is a Nigerian author who grew up in Lagos and moved to France to study, where she obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management, an M.Sc. in Personnel and Employment Management, and an advanced M.Sc. in International HR Management and Development. A lover of travel and tourism, her writing ideas and style are inspired by experiences gained in different countries she has lived in and visited.

Her best genres are action-packed mystery, suspense, thriller and detective. She writes in various genres ranging from thriller, to erotica, to literary/realistic fiction, to romance, to mystery, to a general "suspense" genre. Her writing goal being diversity, she is still exploring other genres, including fantasy, horror, and sci-fi.

Her short story titled "Invisible Daddy" won the Africa Book Club Short Story Competition in July 2014, her novel "Twenty-One Days" is listed as #3 of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2015 at the Indie Author Land, while her novel "Mama, It's Me!" is listed as #3 of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2018 also at the Indie Author Land, and her novella "All That Glitters" was a Top 5 finalist in the 2018 Quramo Writers' Prize. In 2019, her entry titled "Don't Close Your Eyes" won the Wattpad October Short Story Contest, which she has developed into a 24-part short story titled "Keep Or Kill." In 2020, her short story titled "She" won third place in the Wattpad November 2019 Short Story Contest.

CMO is an active member of the International Thriller Writers and the Association of Nigerian Authors (Lagos chapter). She is also the founder of Laybels UCL, a company that promotes literature, and the founder of Crime, Mystery and Suspense Writers' Club (Nigeria).

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