Interview with N.G. Dian

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are like glowing stars who inspire me, and ignite the flames of friendship.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a story called "Kecupan Manis Bobotoh" (It is a love story about Persib Bandung fan club in Indonesia) and "Sweet, Warm Bajigur - Liverpool. Indonesia. Love. Soccer”. (Liverpool is my favorite team, and Liverpool fan club has become my inspiration because of their slogan “You’ll never walk alone".)
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King(Carrie), Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner), Patrick Süskind (Perfume -- The Story of a Murderer), Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh yes, it’s about soccer, I can’t forget it because I love this game. And I am so happy with my first story: “Soccer With Love”
How do you approach cover design?
Most of all my book cover designed by me, because I really animate the stories that I write, and the cover design automatically appears in my mind. I like to create harmony between the background image, colors, and letters, and the story itself.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read fiction of horror, fantasy, love story, and children's story books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Kuningan, West Java, Indonesia. The green landscapes and beauty of Kuningan, and the legend of ghost stories in buildings that are considered a mystery have been very influential in my creative side.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It’s man and woman, love and culture.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After I read some good books, I was inspired to write fiction too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Many indie author have success because they published their own e-book at Smashword as the leading distributor for indie authors. And the great thing is Smashwords converts the files into multiple ebook formats for reading on various ebook reading devices. It is a great help for authors to sell their e-books and to meet their fans. I thank Smashwords; they have brought me fans to download my e-books. “Good job Smashwords!”
Published 2014-03-06.
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Books by This Author

Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The heart of the colours of love
Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: February 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Rukus Jeruk Bertelinga tikus sang penyelamat
Karena Waktu Memahami Cinta Kita
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Anganku menggambar indah raut wajah Bram, seindah syair-syair cinta yang teruntai dengan menawan didalam dinding hatiku, Aku sayang kamu, Bram!
A Night-Highway Terror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Somewhere out there, something large and terrifying is waiting for you, looking for you, and coming for you.
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Ketika boneka-boneka itu tercipta atas nama cinta pada misteri 649...! Syair-syair cinta, kini tersia-siakan!
Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short short stories of N.G. Dian
Puisi Cinta
Price: Free! Words: 7,810. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Karena Kamu Jauh, Puisi Ini Ada
Soccer With Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The adventure of Max Devil to helping out children in trouble trough various means, psychic and supernatural, from all over the world.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Satirah must fight through fear and imprisonment to learn how strong she really is.
Tommy Jr. Returns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Cats
A heartwarming story suitable for children, families and cat lovers everywhere.