Interview with Nelson Canha

What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy business related books and great Christian books, and mostly the Bible
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read on my laptop and that's it
How does it feel to have a 5 star rated book?
It feels wonderful. Knowing that my writing is actually worth reading is something I always wondered about. Now being a 5 star rated author makes a big difference in my future writing
Describe your desk
Always tidy, and small which is great for a note pad and my laptop
When did you first start writing?
About three or four years ago, actually longer back, but deleted everything because I was thinking I was no good to be an author. Three years back and writing came alive in me again; a gift from God I thanked Him for.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, The Good News, relates to folks who accepted Jesus into their lives but along their new journey they start to question this new found faith and whether they are actually going to be with God one day. It shows them that God is real and His promises and word are real... assured of salvation for sure!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Living in South Africa, I discovered that publishing a printed book, never mind an e-Book, is beyond my financial means [e-Books just as bad], and went the Indie way, and successful at it today.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I discovered Smashwords and what they offered me made it so simple to self-publish and they spread the word about my books for me... I love the easy self-do approach they have, child's play when publishing here at Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Mainly spreading the truth about Jesus Christ and the Gospel of our salvation, but maybe a crime thriller or two may be in the pipeline, who knows...
What do your fans mean to you?
It means plenty to me when I get some fans, and I have some on Facebook via my page, Nelson The Author, where I promote my books and write small weird articles, etc.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a 365 day devotional and a new fictional novel, still Christian based as my published novel The Hunter. Plus I'm working on book 1 of a crime/suspense type series, about a private investigator, my first attempt in this genre. Two of the three eBooks should be published within the first quarter of 2018
Where do you live?
I live west of Johannesburg in South Africa and run a small business in the security industry installation arena...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God's strength in me and life itself. And my lovely wife and princess, my children and grand children...
Published 2018-03-03.
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Books by This Author

The Good News
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General
Are you assured of your salvation? Then why be deprived of God's blessings when you are questioning whether you are saved or not, whether it is real or just a myth. This book will guide you in truth and show that you are truly saved. A 5 star rated book and a great read!
EI Series Part 1 - Security
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A book related to security methods for South African citizens. It is a guideline for your needs and concerns about security
The Hunter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Jonathan was a wild biker who ran a hunting business. He did not know God. Along the way he met William, a young Christian believer, then life took its course. A story about hope and a new life for those who seek one. Life is not easy, but with God on your side, it will be better; the best ever.
Living In Victory
Price: Free! Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Praying your way into heaven. Is that not the goal of every Christian believer? Many lose touch with God because their prayer life has diminished or just vanished out of their lives. This book will teach you how to pray and seek God fervently. You will rediscover the journey into God's presence.
Salvation Is The Life
Price: Free! Words: 22,830. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Life on earth is filled with darkness. Here you will discover Jesus Christ and the free Gift of Salvation He offered everyone on the cross. If you want to discover a new freedom and the promise of eternal life in heaven, then this short book is for you. Discover salvation and the new road ahead.