Interview with Joshua Idemudia-Silva

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I normally discover the ebooks I read by either searching out titles I already have in mind or by just going to the www.smashwords.com home page to check under the different categories; 'newest', 'bestseller' etc.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Well, the first story i ever wrote was titled 'vengeance of the righteous' a Christian fantasy story.
What is your writing process?
I first of all draft the plot of the story, bring out the names and characters; then by following the plot using my imagination, I just write like I'm watching a movie.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I started reading from childhood. I can't really remember the first story I read now.....maybe one of those stories contained in my elementary school's English reader.
What do you read for pleasure?
The Holy Bible, Magazines,Motivational and inspirational books and websites......
What is your e-reading device of choice?
E-pub
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Well, I grew up in Benin City, Nigeria, a West-African city surrounded by other smaller villages within a tropical forest region. I remember taking trips with my dad and other siblings to farm locations near the city center. My sense of adventure really grew and developed by my also going hunting for small games and birds on my own; this has helped me a lot in my writing.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was motivated to become an indie author because I love the do-it-yourself process involved; and also the opportunity it gives every aspiring writer to develop their craft.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Many thanks to Smashwords for helping to expose my writing to the world. My audience is gradually increasing......I really appreciate that. Thank You Smashwords!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I derive Joy when people read my works and make some comments; telling me how they have been inspired personally by the book.
What are you working on next?
Having recently published the Christian fantasy novel; 'Gates of Hell Defeated!' A new series titled 'The Adventures of Mafidon Crow' has just been released too; the first in the series; 'Mafidon Crow in the land of the Sleepnots'
Published 2014-04-03.
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Books by This Author

Bible Solutions- uncommon wisdom for Business Success
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This book will teach you what you may not learn in a formal education setting. Inside it, the author teaches how to attain greatness in life. He vividly compares life to running a business. It is extremely insightful. It contains words that will give you rare understanding and make you see what to do to become great in the business of life and to attain excellence in whatever business you may be
The Adventures of Mafidon Crow in the land of the Sleepnots
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Overview of Short Story Book Mafidon Crow a young African teenager is taken by his winged friend to the land of the Sleepnots where he sees for himself events, creatures and secret arts that beats his imagination. Who are the Sleepnots? And where is the land of the Sleepnots located ? What strange things happen there? Find out for yourself in this book.
Gates of Hell Defeated!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
God’s sole purpose concerning Mekutu kingdom; a Christian nation in the midst of idolatrous ancient Central Africa is to enthrone his own king. There is very stiff opposition from the current King and the worshippers of Asanaga; a goddess of fertility and the national religion of the Dimankutu kingdom. Can God's purpose come to pass in a modern world?
Against All Odds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
The zeal to preach the gospel to his fetish clan Iguodoko; an Island in the South-South region of Nigeria made Tom Onaze, a young bible school graduate to risk his life and travel from the City he lived to the Island. Iguodoko was known as a place where preachers died mysteriously. But despite warnings from several people for Tom not to go there, he still went there to face the devils.
The Vengeance of the Righteous
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
A young evangelist was brutally murdered in cold blood by a group of hoodlums in a remote village in the Northern part of Nigeria. The hoodlums formerly belonged to a gang headed by Zaki their leader who they had also murdered three years ago. Zaki never believed in the existence of death. Find out how his belief made him become an instrument of vengeance for the blood of the slain evangelist.
Tramps Who Took America
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,100. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Tramps Who Took America.....with their eyes on the prize can they pay the price? The story of three young men from three different West-African countries, two of whom though had previously lived in the U.S.A. and England found themselves back to a life of poverty in West-Africa. Can their determination get them back to their former stations in first world countries of the world without money?
My Great Inspirational Poetry Picture Book
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This book is a collection of highly inspirational poems. It stylishly unveils success principles of life and living even as it entertains the reader. The highly illuminating lines stir up the reader’s imagination so as to transport them into a realm of poetic inspiration. The equally wonderful illustration further interprets the words and phrases in diverse perspectives making it a great companion