Interview with Andreas Michaelides

Published 2015-04-23.
When did you first start writing?
Twelve years ago. I will write short stories about everything I found interesting.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My personal transition from an obese sedentary smoker to a plant based eater, a runner of marathons as a hobby and lean mean sexy running machine (smile)
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The motivation is that I wrote a lot of things, but I never had the courage to publish one, so I said to myself one day, we only live once, so I decided to publish this book and I don't really care if I sell any copies or not.
Something to delete from my bucket list you know.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Well I hope Smashwords to give me the opportunity to present my work to all the bibliophiles of the world out there and of they like my work then I be a one happy camper. (smile)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I feel all this energy going through my entire body like electricity. Its an amazing feeling when I write something with passion, I feel like I am on fire.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have any yet. I hope my work will be loved by many people and just the feeling and the know;ledge that I touched some people hers out there is very satisfactory for me.
What are you working on next?
Now I am trying to finalize my first e-book, which I intend to publish here on Smashwords.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have lot's
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Training for marathons, building my house.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not really.
What is your writing process?
I write when ever I feel inspired about a subject.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No I don't, it was 12 years ago and I unfortunately I didn't keep a copy.
How do you approach cover design?
I see it from a salesman point of view.
What do you read for pleasure?
Now I am addicted to Plant based nutrition books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I am old school, I print all my e-books and then read them as a book, but if I have to e-read I use my laptop
Describe your desk
A laptop with 2 additional monitors , lots of cables and lots of books and paper ware.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the beautiful island of Cyprus in an amazing village situated into nature, tress all around and a river next by. I am a nature man.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have many
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
When I find out I let you know
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Books by This Author

The Best Way To Stop Smoking Permanently My Quit Smoking Story – Book One
Price: Free! Words: 9,390. Language: Simple English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
I wasn’t exactly mentally ready yet to be able to stop; my mindset was not fully prepared to face the physiological and emotional steps to becoming a non-smoker.
Six Awesome Personal Short Running Stories By Six Everyday People.
Price: Free! Words: 16,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
I hope the journeys of these six ordinary people will show you that nothing is impossible as long you take the decision to commit and make good time management. Happy reading!
How Running Saved My Life.
Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Tiny Revelations There are moments, instances, short time periods, brief encounters with other people, small or big events that, at the time didn’t mean much to you, register any information, or leave an emotional footprint on you right away.
My Weight Loss Story: How To Lose Weight Safely And Permanently.
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: American English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Ignorance is Bliss? When I was younger, I used to quote this phrase a lot to justify other people’s lives and my own life events. Some, I was responsible for, others, I was not. An example is I was a heavy cigarette smoker for 16years, from age 19 to 35. That was not a very wise thing to do. Cigarette smoking is one of the many ways of delivering a highly toxic substance into my body, namely nicot
Sweets I Grew Up With
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
This small book let contains some recipes of the sweets my mother used to make when I was a kid. I will be updating this regularly. Regards Andreas Michaelides