Interview with Alex (Алекс) Jones (Суханов)

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Using Smashwords website...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was many years ago when I learnt writing
What is your writing process?
It's rather simple procedure. Thinging over the full story, than putting it on paper and finally, deleting 90% of it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was at school. When my teacher read one of my story, she told me -"Never write like this. Do it as I teach you"
How do you approach cover design?
Try to make it attractive even on the small mobile phone screen.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I like more than 5 books and don't want to rate it like 1-2-3-4-5
What do you read for pleasure?
I like Humour, Jokes, Satire and even sarcasm
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Describe your desk
Actually this is a rather big table with small laptop and many notebooks filled before.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I can't say it influenced drastically, maybe a bit more knowledge of real life like in this formula: dark past + bright future = grim reality.
When did you first start writing?
Long long ago at school...
What's the story behind your latest book?
In my latest book in Russian " Migrant Stoties" (Рассказы Эмигранта) published there are real life stories of Russian-speaking migrants in many countries around the world about their survival and fate...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like storytelling and writing as any published writer
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Not at all at the moment, but I hope it will change soon...
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When somebody read it and understood
What do your fans mean to you?
I prefer tell them "customers"
What are you working on next?
Having a break at the moment
Who are your favorite authors?
Nearly all so called classics of literature
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Wonderful morning and promising day...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Doing exercises, walking with my dog, playing and listening music, reading, swimming and etc
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How to become a lucky person?
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What is the main purpose of life?
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Do you know your needs in this life?
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Are you happy?
Published 2015-04-12.
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Books by This Author

Immigrant' Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Dedicated to all the Russian-speaking immigrants, who left Russia and the former Soviet Union for various reasons and in different years, but retained a love of the great Russian language.
хоккУшки - хохотУшки ( Юмор, шутки, сатира, сарказм)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: Russian. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
В России больше известно название ХОККУ, поэтому оно и легло в основу названия данной книги «хоккУшки-хохотУшки», в которую я собрал все свои смешные хайку, сенрю, танка – это другие жанры короткой японской поэзии.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,370. Language: Russian. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Selection of fine short stories about Russian-speaking migrants all over around the world and their new life
FUNNY MONEY (Humour, Jokes, Satire, Sarcasm)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
I gathered here all my funny haiku, senryu, tanka, acting on the principle of "Better less but thinner in humour" Selection of the best poems been written by Alex Jones for many years in the wide range from humour to sarcasm. Some aphorisms are structured as a haiku (5-7-5 syllables).
Moscow - Sydney Poetic Journey
Series: Poems, Memoirs in poems. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Eastern European Poetry
This book is a collection of fine verses translated from Russian into English by the author himself. It's a real poetic journey more than 40 years long from Moscow to Sydney via other distinations. The author is honest and sincere in his thoughts and views on different matters and issues. It's worth reading!
VIEW from the USSR
Series: Short Stories, Memours. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » European / Eastern Russian & Former Soviet Union
This book is a selection of short stories about life in the former USSR, first love, sports, travel abroad, aging, avatar- artificial man, reincarnation etc.
MODERN /haiku/senryu/tanka/
Series: Poems, Japanese form. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The book is a collection of selected MODERN haiku, senryu, tanka written in traditional styles of Japanese short poetry but reflecting the modern life
Series: Poems, Lyrics 4 songs. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Music » World music
The book is a fine selection of Song Lyrics that the author used for his songs featured on many musical websites in the TOP 10 in genres.