Interview with mfonemana Uduak

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am all about getting my stories read. If people don't read, I can't write. Funny right? That's why smash word came in. Though it's published in print, people are reading slowly. Here, I can tell people are reading. That way I can write more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the responds. When people read fantasy, they enter a world completely unaffected by what ever is happening around them. Wonder what It would be like to actually see the look on my readers faces while they read.
What do your fans mean to you?
I can't really say. I'm all for the best of experience. You see, in my country people just publish and so something called a launching. Well wishers buy the book for outrageous prices. An act of encouragement. And most books just die there. After the launching they are never heard of. My dad suggested launching, said I'd get profit fast, but no. My readers are my launching.
What are you working on next?
Im working on a book that explains the places believes and culture I mentioned in book 1. It is of course not part of the series but, it will help bring to life book One for my readers
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh. That's a good one. George RR Martin, JK Rowling, Christopher paolini, and all the rest. Talking about my best authors, I could write a book as I'm always reading. I fancy my self in search for the greatest stories ever told. Saying that, I'll mention that I read across culture and country. Won't be much of an adventure without travelling right? So I'll mention I eat tomatoes. I know, but his work coiling dragon is legendary.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Actually, I'm one to stay in bed. So the question should be why I bother getting up at all.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, watch a movie, or cartoon, or anime, or reading a manga. Some thing around those.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Here and there mostly. Wattpad, smashword, New York Times listing, and all the rest.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. I've been writing since childhood so... But I remember my first fantasy work. 'Invaders' I called it.
What is your writing process?
Process? Don't quite know what a writing process is, but I'd say I usually just hold the pen and let my hand do the work.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No. Read a lot of stories. But I'd say the stories that have impacted on my writing would be Eragon, dark is rising, and many more
How do you approach cover design?
Oh, it's very important. As much as I would say don't judge a book by its cover, most people do. When I look at my cover design, I could all most break into tears. Well being my first work, I've been offered to change it but I don't think I will. It's growing on me. So people are just going to have to deal with it.
Published 2016-11-17.
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