Smashwords Interviews

H K Queen

What do your fans mean to you?
My supporters and clients mean a lot to me. My passion is helping them heal and turn their romantic relationships around.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently studying Ho'oponopono so I can teach my clients how to heal within and heal their relationships.
Published: August 7, 2020. Read Full Interview

Jacqueline Atulip

What do you read for pleasure?
I love self-help books that help me level up in life. I am also fascinated with non-fiction books on class and race. Lately, I've been on a feminine kick and reading a lot of books about hypergamy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. I love Kindle.
Published: August 7, 2020. Read Full Interview

J.J. Fogg

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Anything I can get my hands on! But I'll be honest, sometimes, it feels great to have the weight of a real book in my hand. The feel of the paper against your skin when you turn pages just can't be replicated with an e-reader. But my 'go to' e-reader is simply my smartphone, since I always have it with me.
Describe your desk
My desk is pretty typical and not much to write home about. But the view outside my window when I sit at my desk is my own little slice of heaven. I've strategically placed bird feeders and wild flowers right outside my window, and they frequently catch my attention throughout the day. Sometimes, I even stop working, just to watch my feathered friends for a couple of minutes.
Published: August 7, 2020. Read Full Interview

Itumeleng Molokwane

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born at a small town called Tshwaraganang, 70km north-west of Bloemfontein. Just there, there's a section called Dikgalaope next to the salt pan. Place full of memories that influenced my writings alive, unity and love is it's daily bread.
When did you first start writing?
My writing began at an early stage when I was at grade 10, year of 2007
Published: August 6, 2020. Read Full Interview

Mark "Crazy Cat Daddy" Nelson

What do you read for pleasure?
I reach onto our bookshelf for one of my many Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, and similar books. Or maybe a Cozy Mystery. One of the 20+ Lillian Jackson Braun "Cat Who..." series. And of course anything by Agatha Christy or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. That's just a short list. I simply LOVE a good book. And of course a good E-Book. When I can though, I prefer grabbing a hard or softcover book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Right now, my desktop computer where I write. I am planning to get a good Chromebook soon and that will become a business, secondary writing, and pleasure machine.
Published: August 6, 2020. Read Full Interview

Barbara Sorensen Fallick

What are you working on next?
Annabelle's Pack Here is a brief summation of the story: Clate Randall does not recognize Maxine Anderson as the one night stand from years before. Uncharacteristically, he had become so drunk that he had lost the memory of much of that night. Maxine has reluctantly come to his door because the child, Annabelle, that they conceived that night has leukemia and needs an umbilical chord blood transfer from a sibling. Maxine wants Clate to be a sperm donor for a second child, but Clate refuses. He insists that they marry and create a home for both children. Clate is totally unaware of Maxine's issues with fatherhood.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have the normal living tasks of cooking, cleaning, yard work. I also have bird feeders and a bird bath which the deer also visit. I have to refill the bird bath twice a day because of this. I also spend a considerable amount of time doing family history in its various forms. I also spend time connecting with my children and grandchildren.
Published: August 6, 2020. Read Full Interview

Samia Anwar

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My first novel was Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman. I was fascinated by how he had created such plot. The mere idea of the book was beyond my imagination.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction books have always captured my mind.
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Jabulani Pato

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Siteki, ESwatini. I also had a fair share of living in Barberton, South Africa. 'Tinyembeti' moves between the two countries. Some of the things I learnt during this time are hinted in the story.
When did you first start writing?
2005 after I had finished my Secondary Teachers' Diploma. I started with short stories in English.
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Cecile Tellier

What do you read for pleasure?
I tend to read a wide variety of genres, including comic books and graphic novels. I read romance, paranormal, horror, and fantasy genre's the most. I also have a thing for biographies and cook-books.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I definitely lean heavily on the Kindle, likely because it was the first one I used and I'm very familiar with its bells and whistles.
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Zanele Gcelu

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Port St Johns in a village by the name Majola where critical thing like killing of young girls, rape and women abuse is taking place but every one is silent about that no one has the courage to talk about it I was having to write to say anything I choose to write down in hope that maybe they will here my voice when I wrote down and show my pain.
When did you first start writing?
I started in 2014.
Published: August 6, 2020. Read Full Interview