Smashwords Interviews

Douglas Carl Fricke

Why have you written a story about your most daring sailing adventure?
Years ago I read a book, by a song writer from my generation, that had a short description of what it’s like, from the captain’s point of view, to raise the sails and leave a tight anchorage without the assistance of a motor. It shivered my timbers and I decided to give it a try, to describe some cool sailing experiences.
Published: June 4, 2020. Read Full Interview

David Daniel

When did you first start writing?
I was barely 7 years old when I started inking down my thoughts, growing up as a chronic stammerer ushered in this gift and it was just an alibi to convey my emotions, thoughts and feelings. As a chronic stammerer back then, it was difficult to verbalize my thoughts without imbuing my listeners with laughter not because I was funny but because I had an ego shattering mannerism when talking, so I just penned them down till I finally outgrew stuttering and those mannerisms.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The city I grew from was widely known for crime, victimization and oppression of the poor by the rich. The story ushers in a side of the city that never made it to the media and news channels.
Published: June 4, 2020. Read Full Interview

SK Mahaseth

How do you approach cover design?
Canva
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Rich dad poor dad
power of your subconscious mind
the power of habit
deep work
mastery
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Sarah Banda

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Besides my annoying alarm clock? That will be dreams and the plans I have for my future, I have to go out them and make them happen.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time listening to music and binge watching series.
Published: June 4, 2020. Read Full Interview

Delton D'Souza

What do you read for pleasure?
Poetry - short, sweet and just so beuatiful
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, I would say
Published: June 3, 2020. Read Full Interview

Tuntufye Mwamaso

How do you approach cover design?
It means a lot to me..
It's a first thing you face before the work itself.
Good design mean attraction to my work. The bad design affect readers for they are not motivated to see what is inside.
I cover many times carries a theme of a book
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Bible is my first and best one..
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen come second
Purpose driven life by Rick Wallen come third to my list..
Rich Dad poor Dad by Kiyosaki. And last is The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason.
The big reasons is they're books that helps me to become what I want to be..
You know though I love story book but I am so sensitive to what I feed my mind..
These books are so meaningful to my transformation.
Published: June 3, 2020. Read Full Interview

Patricia A. Leslie

What are your five favorite books, and why?
"Bambi" and "Bambi's Children" - because Felix Salten was a very talented writer, and a dedicated naturalist. His books were done a terrible disservice by Disney. And I learned a lot about both Nature and human nature, from the two books. Then there's Sir Terry Pratchett's "Monstrous Regiment", which is perfectly brilliant in the way it satirizes militarism, international politics, and patriarchy, all while providing laughs on just about every page. A close runner-up, for me, is his "Hogfather", which even got made into a TV film in the UK. Last, only because I'm being limited to five books, I guess It'll have to be "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons. She satirized ChickLit decades before anybody knew the term or the concept. I only left out many favorite authors, because it's impossible to single out "favorites" from among their entire body of excellent work.
Describe your desk
It has a computer and a printer, a mug with a broken-off handle, full of pens and a letter opener; one of my credit cards, some folders containing works in progress; a clipboard; many half-sheets of paper with notes about stuff I'm buying, people's addresses, etc.; and Katharine Briggs's "An Encyclopedia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogles, and Other Supernatural Creatures".
Published: June 3, 2020. Read Full Interview

Khalid Al Hajeri

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, funny enough it was a comic book series. I sketched it out when I was very young; it was a fun action comedy story with stick-figure characters and a mix of two- and three-dimensional drawings in the background. I still have those sketches even to this day!
What is your writing process?
I start with an idea, then I write down smaller ideas that I call "sub-ideas" onto a notepad on my smartphone or computer. Once I see a pattern, I begin writing in a Word document with the intention of completing a full book suitable for publishing
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Tomic Riter

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have got a job to do. My job lasts for about 8 hours a day. At home, either I am writing or I am reading or I am thinking about doing either of it. I am a curious person. There are always things to know about. That fills my time. I never feel bored.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
The answer is internet. The world wide web. I keep exploring. For example, I like contemporary writing. I love people whose writing style is straight, honest, raw. I like absurdism and counterculture. So I search about people who wrote on those subjects. That's how I get to know of the books they wrote.
Published: June 3, 2020. Read Full Interview

Satinder Singh Malik

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The bed is not my favorite place as I would like to start my routine, explore new ideas and new places.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a pilot. I am flying, thinking and practicing meditation.
Published: June 3, 2020. Read Full Interview