Interview with Ibiere Addey

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Children in general and also daily activities in life
What are you working on next?
A peep into history and african story
A story about the cat family
The next series of Bible Machine
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are part of the reason I write. So it's important that I know what they are thinking and what they like to read
Who are your favorite authors?
Sarah McIntyre who wrote there is a Sharke in the Bath,
Enid Blyton
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My 9 to 5 job as a Business Analyst and family..as family means a lot to me
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
using key search words
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
yes but it was an adult fiction story
What is your writing process?
I love writing witty bedtime stories which gets everyone giggling. But I also love to write what people are not expecting in a book
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think it was Nancy Drew and i wanted to finish all the series in a closet
How do you approach cover design?
I leave that to the illustrators first then I work with them to reach my goal
What are your five favorite books, and why?
There is a sharke in the bath --- it is hilarious
of course mine :0) all of my publications
All Francine Rivers Books especially Redeeming love
Snow White and the seven dwarfs
Rapunzel
What do you read for pleasure?
Any children's book that catches my eyes
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle and google play for now as I have an android phone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
word of mouth, events like birthday parties, school visits etc
Describe your desk
mmh! imagine a child's play ground filled with toys everywhere... i have sticky notes pasted everywhere to help gather my thoughts
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up mainly in the UK but also spent my high school years in Nigeria. So both influenced me in my mannerism and work ethics.
When did you first start writing?
at the age of 13, I started with poetry.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Every child must be allowed to grow. The rush to be an adult can leave a hole in them. A child will always fall back to the need for care...no rush in life
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, we live in a world where the word "Have you got experience or we deal with known authors" exist. The battle to get through a traditional publisher's door sometimes can kill great authors. So being an indie author will dictate and also allow one to be daring in what they write. So the option of marmite ' you either love it or hate' is available to the public.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
New to smashword so lets see how it goes
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
putting words on paper and also seeing a child react to what is written..seeing an adult cuddle up and reading to a child whilst remembering their childhood
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Published 2016-07-04.
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Books by This Author

Bob's Blanket Gets a Wash
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 310. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
A cuddle item is a thing of comfort to little ones, and so there is usually the need to take it everywhere! It’s simply a child's best friend and confidant. For Bob, it's his favourite blanket but he has accidentally spilt hot chocolate on it. Find out what Bob does when his mummy says it needs a wash.
Thelma-Polly and the Crocodile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Thelma-Polly, a curious and highly imaginative child, is entranced by her aunt's stories of crocodiles in her native country. She falls asleep and dreams of a saucy crocodile entering the clothing store where she’s shopping. What should she do to help? Find out more from the book
Bible Machine (Car Series) David and Goliath
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Bedtime & Dreams, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Early Readers
(5.00 from 1 review)
A classical story of David and Goliath, but cars replace the human characters. Goliath threatens the Israelites. None of the Israelites are brave enough to race against him except David a smaller car.
Wonderland and the Magic Shoes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Dave and his mum are all set to take a train when there is an announcement that the next train heads to a strange destination, Wonderland. Mum goes to make an enquiry and Dave takes the train by himself. On the train he find a magic shoes that takes him on an adventure which he was not fully prepared for.