Interview with Kenny Yao

What are you working on next?
I've just finished "The Day You Said Hello." A romance-thriller about the common principle of "does hello always ends with a goodbye?"
What's the story behind your latest book?
Monica, fulfilling every woman’s dream also gets to meet the most sought after bachelor in the world. Mark, a self made billionaire who owns condominium-hotels around the world wooed her. After his proposal, they went on a pre-nuptial vacation which led to a plane crash, causing them both to be comatose. Separated by two hospitals and several months of deep sleep, they woke up in a romance nightmare that would change their lives forever. Monica wakes up with amnesia and met Mike, Mark’s twin brother, who took her halfway around the world. Mark wakes up from his coma and searches for the love of his life, only to lose her to his own flesh and blood.
Will Mark find his true love back? Will Monica return to Mark? Does hello always ends with a goodbye?
After "I Want Sam," a young adult suspense thriller, you have now written a romance-thriller. What was your motivation in doing so?
If you've noticed, my genre changes with every book I write. I think it's just in my nature to try new things. But the truth is this romance idea came from my sons who pointed out that all novels these days are romance based. So, I'm trying my hand on this, I hope the readers would love it.
How will you promote your latest book?
Aside from the book launch and signing, this time, thanks to Smashwords, I will now share my latest book, "The Day You Said Hello." for free, from March 30th to April 30th. Everyone can download the e-book from this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/530779

I hope you'll all enjoy and love the book. Thank you for all your support.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I can tell my story the way my readers would want to feel, touch, and become the characters in the story.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When I started writing, I had this principle to write at least five thousand words a day. It's a first draft which I would revise and re-write later. A common mistake many aspiring authors make, is to start and leave their writing unfinished, this is where I learned to begin what I could finish. Right now I have written three books in 15 months.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. I love books and I really read when I have the time. Also, this helps me with my writing. I also take certificate courses in writing.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Aldiko by Android, and Amazon Kindle.
What is your writing process?
At least five thousand words per day, and one project till completion
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By their distribution system to all the e-book and digital outlets.
Who do you want to thank for your success?
Of course God first, my Mom, Uncle Jerry, and my sister Lizanne, who have always been there for me. My four sons for their unwavering love and support. To Smashwords, for this wonderful interview. Last but not the least, to the readers who bought, and will buy my books. Thank you very much! Hope you enjoy the new book.
Published 2015-03-26.
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Books by This Author

Secrets
Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
What remained a mystery still remains a mystery but the secrets of the Bible is now revealed.
Fifty Toxic People You Need To Avoid
Price: $1.58 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This book is a collection of short poems about 50 different toxic persons we all need to avoid. Each three-stanza poem describes the negative attitude with humour and boldness that shoots straight to the heart.
The Day You Said Hello
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,220. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Monica, fulfilling every woman’s dream also gets to meet the most sought after bachelor in the world. Does hello always ends with a goodbye?
I Want Sam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
‘Alert! Hackers inside the State department files!’ Address is an unknown building number 88 Sixth Street, San Francisco, California. Proceed and arrest. Bring the hacker to the federal building in downtown San Francisco headquarters. ‘Red Alert!’ ‘Red Alert!’
The Sun Day
Price: Free! Words: 95,500. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
So what would you do with all your money, fancy cars, big houses, jewelries, and your most prized possessions, when the earth’s surface will now be smelted by the fiery sun and will eat away the earth’s entire atmosphere, and vaporize this into nonexistence?