Interview with Tebogo Maimane

What are you working on next?
My next book is called 'Journey to the Promised Land'.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I only discovered the platform for indie authors in 2016 after years of sitting with manuscripts not knowing how to get my books published. When I learned about becoming an indie author it was really a blessing to me. I love the fact that I have full control on every aspect of ensuring that I produce the best book.
Who are your favorite authors?
Joyce Meyer and Miles Munroe
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies and inspirational books
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Wow smashwords has truly been a blessing to me. It gives me great exposure and enables my books to thrive.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, listening to music, trying out new recipes, exercise
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible - it gives me inspiration and guidance.
Purpose driven life by Rick Warren - it was the first book that left a lasting impression on my life
Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic - it taught me to conquer obstacles and to know that I have the ability to achieve my goals
Battlefield of the mind by Joyce Meyer - it taught me the power of thoughts
God's big idea by Miles Munroe - it was a great tool in helping me to pursue my purpose
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book that I published is Diversity in Christ. The aim of the book is three fold. Firstly to know that no family is perfect hence the lineage of Jesus is so diverse. Secondly is to celebrate our diversity as the body of Christ. Jesus did not pray for us to be the same but rather to have unity. So by accepting each others differences the easier it will be for us to have unity. Thirdly is to let everyone that there is room for them in Jesus Christ no one is excluded from being a recipient of His grace.
What is your writing process?
For books on spiritual growth I get inspiration during my time of devotion then come up with the book title.Afterwards I draft the table of contents and chapter titles.

For redemptive fiction I come up with the storyline then build characters, the book title come up during the writing process or at the end.
When did you first start writing?
In 2011
Published 2017-03-10.
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Books by This Author

Confessions of the Black Sheep
Price: Free! Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Confessions of the Black Sheep is a redemptive fiction made up of three short stories namely, 1. Beyond the Sheets 2. After the Dungeon 3. The Circle
Diversity in Christ
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Wisdom Literature, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General
Are you aware that Jesus was not born into a perfect family? If not this book will give you insight into Jesus lineage, it describes each person who is mentioned in Matthew 1:1-17.
Total Surrender
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Have you sung a song declaring that you surrender all to God? Can you confidently say you have totally surrendered to God? If you are on the season of wanting to grow closer to God then this book is for you. It is a resource that will help you attain your goal.
Diligent Ambassadors
Price: Free! Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Do you know that you are an ambassador deployed by heaven? Are you efficient and effective in that role? If you want to know more about being a diligent ambassador of Jesus Christ then this book is for you. This book discusses attributes that are necessary in order for one to become a diligent ambassador of Jesus Christ.
Singles Corner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is an inspiration book for single people in the church. It is aimed at encouraging the reader not to feel forgotten but rather to be content and trust God's plan for their life. It will empower the reader towards spiritual growth. Some of the topics addressed are loneliness, abstinence,and waiting on God for a spouse.