Smashwords Interviews

Chris Comish

Tell us about yourself?
Reiki Master and Adept on the Spiritual Path of All That Is. Qan Melchizedek is my spiritual name. Qan comes from Qan Yin. Melchizedek comes from the Melchizedek order. I AM compassionate Love and Wisdom. I AM of the 2nd Monadic Ray of Love and Wisdom. Service work- Volunteer Healer at The Distant Healing Network. Gemini Sun. Pisces Moon. Cancer rising. Gene Keys 4, 9, 12, 16, 22, 37, 40, 43, 52, and 62.
What brought you here?
Since my awakening in 2006, I wish to share with the world to help it awaken.
Published: August 16, 2022. Read Full Interview

Xu Xue Chun

How long have you been writing this book?
30 years。
When I was very young, a voice in my head said to me that I needed to report what I saw to God, and God would give me revelation.
I have been observing human society since I was a child and my brain has been thinking about what happens in human society. It never stopped for a moment. I have always felt that my thoughts are different from others, and my thoughts are usually correct. Sometimes when I saw some news and felt inspired by God, then I wrote them down.
In other words, I wrote this book my whole life, more then 30 years. And the book can be spread all over the word is my dream in all my lifetime.
Published: August 16, 2022. Read Full Interview

Ghareib , Sr

What do you read for pleasure?
I do not read much, but I like to watch stories in the form of a video or film. I enjoy the visual intelligence through which I can benefit more from readings, but there are many stories that I have read and have had an impact on my life, from which I felt that I was talented in writing and writing novels and I like to fly. Fantasy to infinity.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Ebook Kobo is very advanced and has many uses to help me read.
Published: August 16, 2022. Read Full Interview

Christopher Hunter

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
This is more than one joy when it comes to writing. I have the ability to correct a wrong perpetuated in the worlds I create with my words fueled by incessant imagination. I say whatever I want to without filters and restrictions. Plus, it brings me so much joy to challenge myself in this form of creativity.
What are you working on next?
My next book is called "The Economics of Murder" where a disliked college professor dies from a heart attack. As the novel progresses, it is discovered his death was from natural as one of the three main characters suspects. The police make an arrest, but James believes the man in custody is not the killer despite the wealth of evidence against him. I'm in the process of outlining each chapter right now in the hopes of releasing book number 2 in the fall of 2023.
Published: August 16, 2022. Read Full Interview

Claudia Roth

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was in grade 1 of primary school and the story was about a little Panda bear
What is your writing process?
I write a chapter outline first and then start writing front to back
Published: August 15, 2022. Read Full Interview

Laiyna I. Allaya

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a little village, in the most tiny house. We were never very wealthy. For long time we did not have warm water and I remember it being so cold in our bedroom that my glass of water had a little ice on the top. My father was very abusive in lots of ways.
I always used reading and writing in very young age as a way to escape reality.
I am also not afraid to write about such contents because I do know how it feels and maybe somebody just needed to read that.
When did you first start writing?
My first story I wrote at age 11. The idea was great but the story was honestly bad. I suffer dyslexia so even my sentences did not make any sense. That is why I was told I could never be an author.
Published: August 15, 2022. Read Full Interview

Heather Shore

What are you working on next?
Ghostwriting a Christian businesswoman's life and adventure in the pearl buying business.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children and my faith.
Published: August 15, 2022. Read Full Interview

Randolph Bottoms

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has provided the perfect platform for self-publishing. Until I discovered Smashwords in 2012, I had lots of half written stories, unfinished story boards and unpublished poetry. With my creative juices flowing again, Smashwords enables me to unleash the words to the page and publish with ease.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is the ability to share my wild imagination with an audience that I wouldn't have been able to reach had it not been for Smashwords. I love describing backdrops and scenes in detail wiith strong characters behaving in surprising ways. I enjoy giving the reader an element of surprise and a reason to turn the page.
Published: August 14, 2022. Read Full Interview

Justin McShane

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Jacqueline Susann, V.C. Andrews, and Bret Easton Ellis.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband! He is my best friend and the love of my life. We have so much fun together and every day with him is an adventure.
Published: August 14, 2022. Read Full Interview

Sivapalan Vivekarajah

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have been working with technology entrepreneurs, training and coaching them and also investing in their business for 23 years. I love what I do and the difference I am making in their lives, helping them to build great companies and making a difference in the world.
This inspires me to not just get out of bed, but jump out of bed, looking forward to what exciting things the new day will bring.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Malaysia as the youngest child in a family of 4 siblings. The difference between me and the third sibling is more than 10 years. So essentially I grew up as almost an only child as my siblings were much older.

As I didn't have siblings to play with, reading became my playground and I read everything from Enid Blyton to Marvel Comics.

A sense of adventure reading these books made me an avid reader. Hence writing also was an easy thing for me.
Published: August 14, 2022. Read Full Interview