Interview with Gongzi Zhi

What are you working on next?
The latest book for children and teenagers in series "Time In Amber"
Very impressive.
I bet if you miss it, you will be regretful forever.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I will never forget it. It is a story about friendship. I finished it in Chinese when I was ten years old.It is really a big encouragement to me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In northern part of China. A bit cold, so many people, a very long history.
All of these give me a quite different perspective to view most issues, which is always refreshing my mind.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It is simple because I am eager for success.
What do you read for pleasure?
Adventure, historical , loving story , science fiction.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Doing the experiments of biology in lab.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad, iPhone, but I am not an "Apple" fan.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me.
They are to me as water is to fish.
That is it! So easy!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Because of snobbery of others.
I really want to fight for indie author, so I come here.
When did you first start writing?
10-year-old
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Making friends all over the world and make a living.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It is hard to say, becauseIt is my first day to be here.
I hope Smashwords can contribute a lot to me one day.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By social network.
Who are your favorite authors?
By now, None.
What is your writing process?
Reading ,writing, checking, editing and again.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Sorry, the memory is blurred.
How do you approach cover design?
Learn it all by myself.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Self-publishing is wonderful for the new authors who have no fame,like me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
To discover the secret behind the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I can list one.
It is a Chinese book, which is unknown in western world.
It is called"All Men Are Brothers", a popular fiction by Shi Nai'an.
When reading this book, it can bring boys a lot of confidence and guts.
Describe your desk
It is very clean with some books on it.
What does writing mean to me?
It means a total new experience to me. When I feel confused and depressed, it gives me inexhaustible strength. It can dispel my anxiety when I am busy with my homework and examination. More importantly, it can help me to get in touch with more and more people.
Published 2014-10-19.
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Books by This Author

Evolution(进化之光合人)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,690. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
In my eyes, it is the best biological science fiction in China! 在我眼中,这是中国最好的生物科幻小说!
若只为你流泪,我愿选择伤悲(Only for you)-1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
第一部共计四万个汉字,后续还有五部,希望大家支持。 上学期间,换座位是再寻常不过的事情。试问,哪一个人没有经历过? 而命运呢,很像换位。 每一次排列组合,你不知谁跟自己有缘,但却知道有些故事会从此刻开始。
Time In Amber2
Series: Time In Amber. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: Simple English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Here is, to be more exact, a mysterious youth adventure story coming from China, a magical country in another corner of this world. It is written by a Chinese young guy who has never been abroad on this platform for the first time.
Time In Amber1
Series: Time In Amber, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,150. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Here is, to be more exact, a mysterious youth adventure story coming from China, a magical country in another corner of this world. It is written by a Chinese young guy who has never been abroad on this platform for the first time.