Interview with Pambalain

Who is Pambalain?
Pambalain is a young guy from Cameroon. Who likes writing since age 12 years old. But has never taken the time to think about publishing something. I am just a modest author...
What did motivate you to write a book and publish it on smashwords?
First of all the emotional weight on my shoulders from those three situations. Then,the will to interacte with others and share my experience. It is after I wrote the short stories separately in 2012 that I thought I could let other read my writings. And talking with a friend of mine,I made a decision to look for some editors. It is during that time that I found Smashwords to publish online. It was a dream come true process to start. I had a manuscript and a free publisher... What more did I need?
Why Sorties... ou L'autre porte? And why in french?
Sorties... is an ebook constituted of three shorts stories with a dead path as common link. As we enter in this world so do we exit... but each of us has his own entry and a specific way out of this life.
Why in French?
I did publish in French because, I wrote the manuscript in French. But I wish to publish the English version after...
Describe your desk
I work from a note book on the table in my living room. But I created my manuscript everywhere... I wrote in park,in my bedroom or even while travelling in a train...
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Yaoundé Caeroon, I had a teacher as dad and I discover I like writing essay at school, and meeting report. Then I found out I had a grace to be able to tell as it did happen the events I witness. Beside I am not very talkative. I prefer when I feel full inside to sit down and with a pen and a piece of paper tell my feelings.
When did you first start writing?
I was 12 years old...
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is that few day after my dad passed away(may he rest in peace),I discover I had something to share. But at that time, the first short story was not written yet. But in early 2012 I decided to wrap up the stories and see what will be next... I lost three close relatives and the feelings I did experience made those short stories. The need to ease something painful in different way. I could not tell the experiences more accurately in just speaking words. so did I wrote it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The easiest and stress free process that comes along with being the owner of your words... Mostly,set it your way. Having the control on that specificity is a huge experience. Beside to be honest, finding a publisher who will take a risk to publish you on paper book is not that easy.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords did give me the tools who take my work out of room,to bring it to the external widely open multimedia ebook system. I cannot find the right words to tell the fantastic job Smashwords is doing for unknown writer in helping them publish their work that maybe never would have been publish,due to lack of money.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing my point of view with others. You can reach a broader audience with just written words... it is nothing for sure but very powerful... and fulfilling if the success is there. Publishing is a success already...
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my partners... That is why their opinions is highly priced to help me improve my work. I will tell you something that happen to me while typewriting my work. One day I was with a friend of mine in his house. He help me with his laptop,then after few hours of work I dosed of. He came across my writings and wrote some of my statements then,when I woke up, he told me he did find some stuffs in my text that, he wanted to let me know. He insisted that,he will do so if only I promised not to get mad. We agreed and what he told me push me to have a second close look to my words. Which means a fan is the one that make us better... For me listening is one of the most powerful tool human being possess to improve their life. Though we should learn how to listen. Our fans mean a lot... the book is theirs.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a romance fiction which the title will be POLYGONES.
Published 2013-11-25.
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Books by This Author

Sorties...ou l'autre porte
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: French. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
Trois départs,trois trajectoires,deux courtes,une complete;un regard et une confusion d'émotions. Deux amis,un parent à qui je rend hommage,tant ces faits m'ont marquee de traces indélébiles. La marque est invisible mais ses suites réelles.