Interview with Rainbow Rainbow

What motivated you to become an indie author?
In 2008, I tried to publish my book (Alpha Sketch) which is a printed book (in Arabic) that helps students of architecture and artists. I figured out that publishers in my country demand everything to be done by the author, while they do nothing. So I decided to print the book and publish it myself. That was totally successful. Then I started to search for a publisher for my novel "Eleven September and me"(in English) till I found smashwords
How did you choose smashwords for publishing and why?
At first I did a wide web search, and from the first moment I entered smashworlds, I found freedom that gave the writers around the world the chance to publish on at no restriction or high cost and gave them also wide marketing.
What did you do after choosing smashworlds?
I remained two months reading smashworlds guides, specially the process of formatting an ebook. Carefully worked on my book. It was an interesting experience. Finally, after everything is done, I successfully uploaded my book and it took only five minutes. I am really grateful for Mark Coker and smashworlds team for this opportunity.
What motivated you to write (Eleven September and me)?
I cannot live outside this world. I am influenced by people's suffering and pains because of violence and war worldwide, and I feel real sorrow for the victims. I feel sympathy for women because I think they are the most affected ones. For me the disaster of 11th of September is a repeated incidence of all human suffering and violence. I am against violence and war and I believe that peace must be for all. Simply, I wanted to share feelings with others through this novel.
What are you working on next?
I am working on my next e-book (Dani and the Swallows) which is a children book. Hope time will help me finish it soon.
How do you approach cover design?
First, I imagine the cover design in my mind. Then I paint it myself and adjust it with Photoshop.
What are your preferred types of books to read?
Fiction (fantasy, historical, comedy and poems) & Non-fiction scientific books.
What is your writing process?
When a subject affects me, I write some ideas during days. And when I sit down having time to write I go out of time borders. I may don't hear the phone ringing, or if someone is talking to me I might answer unconscious. This might take several hours, and when I finish I feel tired as if I was climbing a mountain.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing brings tranquility and peace into me, and a feeling of ultimate freedom. It lets me clarify my thoughts and share them with others freely.
How do you spend your free time?
Simply, in reading, painting, working on social websites or Sitting near the plants on my veranda smoking and thinking. On holidays I may go out with the family to countryside.
Published 2016-03-23.
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Books by This Author

The Attack of Prehistoric Creatures
You set the price! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The incident happened on 2076 when there was a nuclear experiment. In an obscure way, Prehistoric savage creatures broke the time barrier and started to attack cities, people and everything. Situation was dangerous. What Roky had done for facing that?
Dani and The Swallows
Series: Dani and knowledge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Where do the Swallows go every year? How and where do they build up their nests? What do they eat? How and what do young birds eat and how do they learn to fly? The Story explains all that.
Dani and The Raindrop
Series: Dani and knowledge. Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Weather
The story explain how water comes and from where, how the clouds form, how the rains fall, how snowflakes fall , The advantage is that the rain drops and the snowflakes gather and form springs that people, birds and animals drink from. Water irrigates trees and plants.