Interview with Don Vin

When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a teenager
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I read mark coker ebooks on style-guide and the ebook world
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great place to belong, that's for me. Mark Coker's guide on style, marketing and publishing success are priceless
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Satisfying my fans, because I value their time
What do your fans mean to you?
Wow. Every thing great. I love you all
You had a write-up on homosexuality published; why have you chosen to write on the subject?
Thank you so much. Homosexuality is a very sensitive subject and I am inclined to respect everyone’s opinion on it. My write-up simply x-rayed an aspect of the subject: simply weighing the consequences that may result as the world welcomes homosexuality. Though brief, it’s an interesting read.
What’s your fan base like?
Great. Great because I value every person that reads my work. I am still building my fan base and would continue to. I am grateful to everyone following me on twitter: @vinwriter and most importantly, I’ll continue to appreciate those who read me and then spread the good news to their families and friends and other readers. You’re priceless to me. I love you all.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
All my books are great and I find it difficult to say these are my favorites. But if I must give an answer to the question, I'd say Mom and Dad, My Visitor, Rumors, Taken and The Beautiful Story Series. These are in no particular order. Note; I'm yet to publish New Age.
What do you read for pleasure?
Many things. Novel, poetry, news etc.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Africa; Nigeria to be precise. The challenges in this region, from terrorism to ethnic cleansing to poor standard of living, have influenced my writing
What are you working on next?
New Age. A science fiction ( short story).
Published 2017-05-15.
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Books by This Author

Who Are These Gods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » American / African American
This is a play that plays out the events in the seat of power. A thrilling Africa play loaded with suspense. Who are this gods is a great read for everyone
Mom and Dad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Mom and Dad tells the story of domestic violence from the eye of a child. This captivating-action packed story, loaded with suspense, will thrill you, fill you with anger and then leave you happy in the end.
Enclave
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Religious
A thrilling, captivating and provocative collection of short stories from the author of My Visitor, Rumors and Taken. Enclave tells the travails of captives in the hands of their blood-thirsty religious-fanatic captors.The Devils tells the story of systemic ethnic cleansing of Riyon people by an “unknown” group. This is a fiction based on true story from the Plateau region of Nigeria.
Taken
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Martin is welcomed by his childhood friend into a gang of ‘reasonable men'. His first mission with the gang turns to be the end of the road for them. By a twist of fate, he finds love in the arms of the lady whom he thinks betrayed the gang. This love, he calls heaven; but to get to this heaven, he must first beg death to whisk him away.
Rumors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A captivating great read, and a collection of two short stories, "Rumors" and "Better Life", with great commendations from renowned magazines – Transition Magazine (USA) and Cecile’s Writers' Magazine (The Hague). Enjoy these well crafted stories. If you like Caine Prize shortlists, then you'd like this collection.
My Visitor
Pre-release—available May 6, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Bode is about to sleep with his best friend's (now his worst enemy) fiancée, all for a long awaited revenge. The lady is now in his bedroom waiting. But there comes a knock on a the door, and Bode gets an unexpected visitor, who never leaves him the same. Enjoy this thrilling and suspense filled story from the author of Taken, Rumors, New Age and other captivating piece.
Taye, Kenny and the Giant Wolf Spider
Series: The Beautiful Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
The Giant Wolf Spider chases the twins, Taye and Kenny to feed on them. But its preys turn to become its friends, and their friendship teaches the kids a whole lot. Follow this interesting and educative story that teaches about friendship, spiders and twins.
Timi and the Blue House
Series: The Beautiful Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
This beautiful tale tells the story of how Timi reacts to rejection and turns the negative energy into good success. Timi desires to participate in his school’s inter house sports; but despite his efforts, he's left out of the Team-Blue House. His determination to participate in the games leads him to find a supporters' club.
Timi and the Talking Bed
Series: The Beautiful Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
In the beautiful tale, Timi and the Talking Bed, Timi can’t find sleep. In annoyance, he pulls out the bed sheet and then lies on the bed, but the bed refuses that he lay on it without properly replacing its cover. Follow this interesting story to learn how Timi learns the benefit of lying on a well made bed. The kids would learn the great values of being responsible and caring.
Timi and the Honest Fat Rat
Series: The Beautiful Story. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
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The beautiful tale, Timi and the Honest Fat Rat, teaches the kid the invaluable virtues of honesty and friendship. In this interesting story, the fat rat sneaks into Timi's room and makes away with two slices of bread. The hungry Timi begins to search for his bread. Follow the story to learn how the two become friends and their good friendship.
Borderline
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
I crossed the borderline and caught a glimpse of heaven’s gate as well as hell’s: a true story─my story.
Homosexuality And The World
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Essay » Sociology
This essay weighs homosexuality and the possible impact on our freedom and our world.