Interview with Albert Oon

Published 2018-05-16.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in my senior year of high school, but I started publishing after my second year of college.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to have complete freedom over the stories I made. Besides, most of them are too crazy to be put in the mainstream anyway.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It helped me publish my eBooks for free and reach a wide audience of readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Entertaining and teaching people something they might not have known without reading.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world and my motivation to keep writing.
How do you approach cover design?
I make my covers interesting to look at (despite my drawing skills) with plot details in the cover or at least the general feeling to the story.
What do you read for pleasure?
Comic books.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Word of mouth has been the most effective for me. It allows the book to speak for itself if it can get people to recommend it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The lessons and teachings of Christianity that allowed me to see that God wants me to do the best I can despite what I think.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading books, playing video games, watching movies or YouTube, and generally resting so I can write another book.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a creepypasta inspired story that I wanted to make into a fighting video game like Street Fighter mixed with Super Smash Bros.
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Sin or Humanity
Series: From Sinner to Saint: Clawing Up to Heaven.. Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
To be a gluttonous sinner means to have physical and worldly powers that no normal human can have, but it also means that you'll never be satisfied enough. Lilith is bitten and becomes one of these sinners against her will and must choose to either fight to stay human or give in and slowly become a monstrous sinner until no part of her humanity remains.
Saint Within the Sinner
Series: From Sinner to Saint: Clawing Up to Heaven.. Price: Free! Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
In a world where demons physically manifest themselves through people, Astra and a band of exorcists have captured Estella, a woman heavily possessed by demons. Estella is being transported to a place to be freed from the demon's possession and to remember who she was, but an ambush forces Astra and Estella to endure each other as they try to get Estella the help she needs.
The Ballad of the Red King
Series: From Sinner to Saint. Price: Free! Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Sargrantina is an opportunistic woman who is looking to get rich quick, so she allies herself with the Red King, one of the most dangerous bounty hunters, on his quest for one of the most dangerous bounties of all, Black Jack. Both of these people seem to have a history between them as the Red King doesn't want the sixty-million dollar reward for killing Black Jack.
Beauty in Justice
Series: From Sinner to Saint. Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Jane is just a normal maid in an orphanage that she grew up in after her family was killed. One day, she is given an extraordinary blessing by an angel while the people in the orphanage are unjustly evicted. She gains the power to summon insects to enact God's justice on obstinate sinners. Can this simple woman bear the responsibility of being the princess of justice?
Villains Are People Too
Series: From Sinner to Saint. Price: Free! Words: 11,770. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
A mysterious group of attackers destroy Zain's tribe and leave him as the only survivor. In his agony, an angel comes to him, resurrects his tribe as an army of the undead, and tells him to destroy the people that killed the people he loved. He does this only to be hated and labeled as a criminal by the rest of the tribes. Despite this, he strives to free the rest of the tribes from corruption.
Albert Oon's 150th Book Special
Price: Free! Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Collected in this special book are eight stories that are distinctive of Albert's style. Five are inspired by songs, one is inspired by a dream, another is a scrapped story brought back for this special book, and the last is a prologue for an upcoming book. This book covers; romance, fantasy, and horror so there's something for all audiences in this collection of weird and unique stories.
Happiness Is Life
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Happiness is truth. Happiness is good. Happiness is life. This is what Allegro and many others are told over and over again. They are forced to feel and be happy or be severely punished. Allegro decides to venture into the darkness where he isn't allowed to go to find out the truth and ends up finding more than he expects. Will what he finds be worth it or is happiness all there is to life?
Adventures Into the Forbidden
Price: Free! Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
There's an infamous puppet show called Adventures Into the Forbidden that's meant to teach children while pushing the boundary in what is acceptable for them to see and hear. Everyone has something different to say about the show. Even the people who watch it at the same time are conflicted. What's common is that the show speaks to a personal issue of theirs and something dark typically follows.
Love Against the World
Series: Love Against Sin. Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sonata is just another singer in the wealthy city of Sinfonia until Alto arrives at her window. This poor boy opens her eyes to the emptiness of vanity and riches as they grow closer together through time. Alto continuously offers her the chance to run away, but when she does, will it be worth it?
Revenge First, Love Later
Series: Love Against Sin. Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Giorno and Notte kingdoms have been at war for generations. Prince Rex and Princess Juno have killed each other in battle, but have been brought to life by an unknown person or group that has been secretly turning more people and animals into the undead for an unknown purpose. Can these two work together to find out this purpose or will their hatred for each other be their undoing?
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