Interview with Okaybabs

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Over the years as I felt impressed to write books on some issues that were laid on my heart, I have always told myself that there are plenty of good books written already. Therefore I did not immediately see any real need for me to write books because I thought that I might simply be repeating what other authors have already made available. Yet I have always documented the unstoppable flow of inspirations in my journal, lecture notes and teaching notes. And I have always been privileged to share my notes with others almost on a daily basis. I have repeatedly been requested to put my notes in books form and make them accessible to others. Also, I was compelled by the love I have for the masses that are yearning to know with certainty the simple truths of life, and yet so confused as they are being led astray regarding many simple facts about successful living. Such facts include the clear knowledge about end time events, marriage and family issues touching on raising amazing children in a sustained happy family. I gave writing books a serious consideration because of its significance and relevance in the sense that it is an important means by which people can be helped and supported as they make efforts to improve themselves and fulfil their heart desires, as parts of their life goals. To say that e-book forum is today giving both indie authors like me and readers like you a tremendous opportunity to meet and enjoy one another is no longer a news, but a known fact.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The fact that Smashwords is a single portal to all other e-book publishers worldwide makes SMASHWORDS to be synonymous with SUCCESS. Besides saving me time so I can focus on writing, The entire Smashwords system and the people are friendly, helpful and accommodating. They want nothing for me but SECCESS. And that is exactly what I am getting and what I am.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It gives me such a great joy to be able to share with others through writing what God has blessed me with. And writing and distributing the knowledge and wisdom God gave me are the means by which mankind may be blessed from generation to generation. I do this with enthusiasm and I feel that I can never run out of what to write about and neither could I be fed up, by God’s grace.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my family members. They are my friends, brothers and sisters. I want what is best for them and so I want to give them my best at all time. It gives me joy to see them blessed.
What are you working on next?
After "The Last Message", the line up of the upcoming books to be released will be as follows: "Become Irresistible to Your Wife in 7 Days”, "Become Irresistible to Your Husband in 7 Days” “How to Raise Amazing Children”, “$1,000,000.00 Reward for the Missing Bible Text” and “Happy Home”. And there are even more titles that I will announce latter.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nancy Van Pelt and Glen Walker.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
One more soul to bless and one more day to be of help to someone. Each day comes with its own blessing. So I live each day to it's fullness while fulfilling God's purpose for my life as I take one day at a time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am listening to someone and giving suggestions and advice, or teaching, or reading, or painting pictures since I am a fine artist as well.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Online.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. "The Last Message"
What is your writing process?
When I am inspired to write a book, I first write out all the point that came to me in outline form. Then organize them into sequence and then into chapters. Many times I have designed the book cover the same day I got the inspiration for the book. Next I go chapter by chapter to flesh up the skeletons. Then I read the book over and over to clean it up before engaging proofreaders. From my experience I have learnt that the writing of a book is never completed until it is published.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I have been reading stories from my elementary school days in the classroom, and then religious stories, followed by readings in the high school. While I do not clearly remember which one was the first story I read, those stories have helped to broaden my horizon, perception, creativity and reasoning skills.
How do you approach cover design?
As an author and fine artist, I have learnt that a book cover design MUST make a promise to the readers. It must convey what the book is all about so that the readers can have a glimpse of the story line and thus know what to expect. I strive to accomplish this through the use of appropriate captions, illustrations and colors.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books from me are: "The Last Message", "Become Irresistible to Your Wife or Husband in 7 Days”, “How to Raise Amazing Children”, “$1,000,000.00 Reward for the Missing Bible Text” and “Happy Home”. These books contain life transforming stories. You cannot read them without being blessed. Time spent on reading these books will be a great investment and will surely yield great dividends.
What do you read for pleasure?
Bible
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iphone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Preorder
Describe your desk
On my desk I have my laptop for writing, with mouse on the side. I also have pens, pencils and notepad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Africa with my family. I learnt to put God first, appreciate the family structure and love people. Being contented, trusting God and respecting other people both old and young is natural to me, and so is looking out for one another. I believe no one needs to be depressed. These are well reflected throughout my books.
When did you first start writing?
Writing have always been part of my life, but August 2014 is the first time I am publishing my first book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Here is the back cover note which may best answer this question: Reading this book is guaranteed to change your life for good or for better. It provides answers to questions about some end time subjects of discussion that are unclear and confusing to many. Here you will discover who the real ANTICHRIST is. See the unmistakable identity of the BEAST and the MARK OF THE BEAST. If you have read the “Left Behind Series”, “Da Vinci Code”, “The Last Disciple”, “The Final Act”, “The End of the Age”, “From Daniel to Doomsday: The Countdown Has Begun”, “The Beginning Of The End - The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Coming Antichrist” or “The Late, Great Planet Earth” then “The Last Message” will be to you the last piece that completes the puzzle. If you have not read those books mentioned previously, reading “The Last Message” will suffice, because “The Last Message” contains all the essential facts you need to know on these subjects. This beautifully and colorfully illustrated book is making the book of Revelation so simple that even the children can understand it.

Have you ever wondered why we have all kinds of denominations and religious systems with such great differences in the way they worship? Could all of them be acceptable to God the creator who said He is not the author of confusion?

Is your pastor telling you all the truth that God wants you to know? Is your religious leader innocently deceived, sincerely wrong or is he an outright liar? How can you know who is a false prophet and false teacher? Could it be that you are paying your church to deceive you and keep you in darkness till you receive the mark of the beast? God the creator Himself gave us the final warning in the book of Revelation so that we can know the truth and be set free from sin and deception. This book will open your eyes to see the truth so clearly that no one will be able to deceive you again. Some facts may be shocking to you at first but please take time to read through this book and check the references. An excellent book on end time prophecy, for personal and group studies especially for those who truly desire to be ready to meet Jesus Christ when He returns to this earth the second time to rapture the Saints. This book is a conversational piece and you will not be able to keep it to yourself. It’s going to keep you talking. Everyone is talking about it.

Reader’s Comment: “Okaybabs this is excellent. I would love to use the presentation contained in the manuscript to share with others. You put a lot of work into this and a person would have to be under a spell or working for the enemy to deny the truths it contains. Overwhelmingly convincing! This fellowship with you I am sure will sharpen me up. God Bless you, and thank you for sharing what God has blessed you to know. The Holy Spirit is using you. You write very clearly and concisely. I am honored for reviewing this priceless document. Priceless because of the truths it contains and placed in such an organized manner.” - Harold Baker, Madera California, USA.
Published 2014-07-29.
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Books by This Author

The Last Message
Series: Revelation, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
"The Last Message" provides answers to questions about some end time subjects of discussion that are unclear and confusing to many. Here you will discover who the real Antichrist is. See the unmistakable identity of the Beast and the Mark of the Beast. If you have read the “Left Behind Series” and other similar books, then “The Last Message” will be to you the last piece that completes the puzzle.