Interview with Mandy Farabegoli

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I looked so hard for a quiz book that suited what I wanted - one that we could all play together as a family but I couldn't one, so thought I should do it!
Why did you write this particular format for a quiz book?
I felt that there was a gap in the market for a quiz book that the whole family could play together at their own levels.

We recently travelled and a quiz book was a great way to spend the time in the car, but I had to sift through the questions to find ones that my young children would be able to answer.

I also wanted one that could help educate them at the same time.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords took over the technical side of things and made everything so easy to publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The Feedback! Knowing that I have helped other families find a quiz book that they can all play together.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without your fans,you are uninspired. I love knowing that I have created something bringing families together.
What are you working on next?
I've been asked now to produce the book in print form.

I also used to make up some really great bedtime stories that my children loved me to tell just maybe with the help of Smashwords, I might just write them down too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I run a website called Travelling Australia With Kids,, inspiring other families to travel Australia with their children.
When did you first start writing?
I have been keeping a diary for years. So writing is something I have always done for myself.
What do you read for pleasure?
At the moment I am reading 'The Book Thief' - I love the way that Markus Zusak writes. Once I finish the book I am going to read it again to truly appreciate his use of the English language.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Mmm at the moment, I an using the Kindle, mainly due to its non reflective screen. I have the Kindle App on my other devices to, so that I can sync the books and take every opportunity I have to read between dropping my kids off for their sports activities.
Published 2015-06-20.
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Books by This Author

The Quiz Book for All the Family
Price: $7.45 USD. Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters
The Quiz Book for ALL the Family is a great way to level the playing field between all family members. With questions at every level in every subject for all the family. Designed to expand your child’s general knowledge (without them realising it!). It’s great for those long road trips where you need to pass some time as a family in the car and educate the kids as you go, or for a rainy day.