Interview with Bonface Khatete

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Indie authors have few restrictions, it does not cost much to be an indie author, this automatically became the best starting point for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has given me a platform to put my work out there, I look at this as a chance for me to reach out to other people who might be able to contribute into my life as I try so hard to contribute into theirs. I really hope my work will grow to be loved. This way smashwords will have contributed to my employment.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations and browsing
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was fifteen years old. At the moment I had just joined secondary school, having transferred from a day school to a boarding school that was far from home I encountered alot of frustrations which I started to release in form of poems, essays and songs. That is how my writing carreer started.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to do my own cover art since I still find it expensive to hire professional designers.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite author is Myles Munroe, he inspires.
What are you working on next?
Am working on one major project called "Black Trump". This is a series of episodes of an individual with superpowers who comes to the rescue of the helpless and finds himself in tough confrontation with modern superpower governments and high profile individuals. Once complete it is going to be a full novel that might just get a chance to be turned into a movie
What's the story behind your latest book?
Hope for a better future in a world of inequality, crime and injustices among other ills.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read, write poems and songs as well as sing. I also spend much time with close friends and family.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the first stories I ever read was about the elephants in Kenya which had been published in the local dailies, it was a news story about elephants that had broken loose from the national park and entered villages. The story was written in such a way that I could visualize the elephants as they moved in peoples gardens destroying crops, the elephants had broken loose from their reserves. It showed me the power words have to create vivid pictures and stir up imaginations
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Kakamega, a town on the western side of Kenya, in a relatively poor neighborhood. I grew up knowing that people have to aspire, work and believe in order to be something. A challenging environment helps build a character of resilience which is seen in most of his characters.
Published 2019-03-05.
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Books by This Author

Black Trump
Series: Black Trump. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
What if of us encounters aliens with superpowers who decide to use him to control the world and end world wars, destroy all nuclear wars, destroy all nuclear weapons and make the earth thrive again with green grass in deserts and restoration of other lost species of animals for a small heaven on earth. How would the ride be like?