Interview with Maritza Spies

What is your e-reading device of choice?
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
On a farm. I gave me the peace to write.
When did you first start writing?
I was about 12 or 13 when I was asked to write a poem by my school teacher
What's the story behind your latest book?
I want people to know God loves them and they are important to Him. I want to share His love
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It is my passion. I can't remember not writing. I want to put some colour in a dark world
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I believe this is a very good platform
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It feels like I unload all of me on paper and I can start fresh. It's therapy.
What do your fans mean to you?
For me fans are God's people. They are fans of Him. I am a vessel.
What are you working on next?
More poems about walking and talking with God
Who are your favorite authors?
I love poetry in general but my inspiration has a lot to do with Andrew Wommack Ministries
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son and life and the idea of a new day
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to be with my family and I do arts and crafts
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search keywords
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was a poem about water
What is your writing process?
I get inspired by people and God and I write as honest as I can till I have a collection
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes about a swamp and a crocodile and I wanted to write and write
How do you approach cover design?
I brainstorm about the book as a whole and what I want to say. It needs to be interesting
What do you read for pleasure?
Published 2015-03-23.
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Books by This Author

Through My Windows
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
A collection of Poetry and Letters from self-published author Maritza Spies.about living and love
When I talk to God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This book is a collection of poems that will encourage and motivate you. As a fellow Christian I know this book will bless you and build up your faith. May you take comfort in the abundance of God's love for you and experience what Jesus did for you on the cross in a whole new way.