Interview with Samson Agboola

When did you first start writing?
i first started writing the year 2002
What's the story behind your latest book?
I felt a need to give back to the society, particularly the Nigeria Military having served for 8 years and counting, i desired to share my knowledge, experience, together with a good research thus the birth of the book The Real Soldier, a book on the personality types of the average Soldier and ways to enhance civil military relationship.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well let me just say, today's world does not exactly smile on upcoming authors and given the saturated market, i believe that the first climb up that ladder of been a renowned author should not be restricted to any company or person but myself and thus the journey of actualizing that dream by being an indie author. It is, however my earnest believe that come forth may i will be able to use my perseverance to help others too.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am new to smashwords, but the access and means of publicity is a huge step of its own. I think i still have much to learn
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The fact that people can actively benefit from my talent, knowledge and experience, to know it is not all going to waste, that i am able to influence people positively and the Immortality it gives to my works and ideas.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot, as a matter of fact without them am no good a writer and my effort is always directed at giving them something better, far richer than the last one they got
What are you working on next?
Already on it, it a novel on African Royalty particularly the great Benin empire and the Oyo Empire, an epic that centers on love, war and betrayal.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Mason, Stephen Covey, Robert Greene,Sophie sins and so on...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The hope that one of these days i will hit a breakthrough, so i get inspired each day working towards that.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Online
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes i do, it is ever present
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the book was titled "Emeka" about the Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970. It is filled with the Pain and suffering of the Nigerian people towards the achievement of National Unity. It made me value our Unity and understand the price that has been paid for the peace we currently enjoy
How do you approach cover design?
Well for now i design my covers myself
What do you read for pleasure?
Read, Write, Research, watch movies, listen to good music, play games and occasionally i party
Published 2016-01-06.
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Books by This Author

Iroko Village: Book 1- The Arrival
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Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
An incredible story for all students to hear, Nobody Understands Me presents the difficulties of being a teenager and how to find the faith to overcome hardships with a unique Christian twist.
Armageddon- The Universal Fear
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Armageddon tells us about a coming storm of war and plunder, that knows neither the rich nor the poor, it will not be coerced by means of fancy negotiation, intrigue or political manipulation. A storm which signs are already all over us, and as we see them each day we become nervous of what it might spiral into...
The Neanderthal War
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