Conrad Abong Franco, Jr


Book Enthusiast by blood. Poet by passion. Writer by heart.

"To write is to unlock one's heart, mind and soul."
"To publish is to share one's heart, mind and soul."


Smashwords Interview

What is your story as an indie author?
An early stage of a writer. While I love reading, writing has been always my passion. Back on my elementary days we were told to write a simple composition about our favorite pet, summer vacation, or any memorable experience.

A journey of a poet. In high school I learned about writing poems. Though I was new to the genre, still I was able to write my own poem. Later, I wrote more poems especially during college. It was then in college that I learned to write acrostic and other types of poetry. Usually my themes are about family, friendship, fascination, frustration and faith.

An attempt of a blogger. Four years ago, I was convinced to join an MLM program which taught me the fundamentals and secrets of internet marketing. Through this I learned basic HTML coding for blogs, making a squeeze page, email lists and stuffs that online marketers do. It was then the start of my content writing online but unfortunately I was not able to focus with this opportunity as I have to prioritize my corporate job then.

An indie author at Smashwords. Last year, I have written a manuscript that was supposedly for my new blog. But when I learned about Smashwords last March 2017, I was inspired with the story of Mark Coker and the purpose of Smashwords. So, I decided to make it rather as an ebook.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family is the real reason to live life each day and I'm inspired to read, write and share what I know.
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Where to find Conrad Abong Franco, Jr online


Gyeong Chal Gwan
Pre-release—available July 18, 2018. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: Korean. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"Gyeong Chal Gwan" is a story about the police officer who had had once a tragic experience and dreamed of becoming a policeman. When his dream came true, he did not waste time to help those who are in need and ensure law enforcement. He wanted to serve and protect the people in their city, give assistance to the general public and maintain public order.
Syupeo Beullu
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: Korean. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
"Syupeo Beullu" is a fantasy short story about a young boy who always wanted to become a super hero in their place. The story is written in Korean. It is also available in the English language, "Super Bleu". "슈퍼 블루"는 항상 마을에서 슈퍼 영웅이 되고 싶어 했던 어린 소년에 관한 판타지 단편 소설이다. 그 이야기는 한글로 쓰여져 있다. 그것은 또한 영어로 된 "슈퍼 블루"로 이용할 수 있다.
Super Bleu
You set the price! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
“Super Bleu” is a fantasy short story about a young boy who always wanted to become a super hero in their place. The story is written in English. It is also available in the Korean language, "Syupeo Beullu".
The Cop
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"The Cop" is a story about the police officer who had had once a tragic experience and dreamed of becoming a policeman. When his dream came true, he did not waste time to help those who are in need and ensure law enforcement. He wanted to serve and protect the people in their city, give assistance to the general public and maintain public order.
Ang Pulis
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: Tagalog (Filipino). Published: March 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
"Ang Pulis" is a story about the police officer who had had once a tragic experience and dreamed of becoming a policeman. When his dream came true, he did not waste time to help those who are in need and ensure law enforcement. He wanted to serve and protect the people in their city, give assistance to the general public and maintain public order.
To Teach
Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Education
The ebook will give readers some ideas, insights and inspiration on what to teach, why to teach and how to teach through given topics.
Poet's Pen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
"Poet's Pen" is a collection of original poems from a variety of subjects and styles. It was taken from the author's unpublished ebook, "Beyond The Pen: A Work of Poetry, Prose and More".
Beyond Bitcoin The Ultimate Guide to Digital Currencies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,720. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / online trading, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
Are you a bitcoin enthusiast? …a newbie to digital currency? …but want to benefit from this new technology? Get to know more about digital currency with this must-read ebook.

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  • Faith on June 01, 2017

    The story is very uplifting. It depicts how strong a person is even in the darkest moment of his life. A tragedy may be an obstruction to see the light (success), but when he holds on to the promise of hope (being trustful), he can survive and surpass the struggles and challenges in life. With faith in our hearts, hope will manifest in our lives. God's promise on Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." - NKJV 001.20170601
  • Creative PowerPoint Designs: Creating Attractive 2D and 3D ebook covers on June 01, 2017

    This guide is amazingly helpful to every author who wants to enhance their ebook cover whether it is for creative or marketing purposes. Thanks to Trevor Tanqe for the skills I've learned from this guide especially on how to transform a flat cover to an amazing 3d cover design. 002.20170601
  • The Strange People of Zymos on July 16, 2017

    Zealous - The author's passion to write this amazing story was great. Youthful - The theme is very suitable to the young people of this generation and even to all ages. Magnificent - A very impressive plot. Outstanding - Characters are well defined. Solid. Superb - A brilliant story of friendship, adventure and concern for each other. As a whole the story was great. Thank you for sharing. Keep writing. 003.20170717
  • Thank You Lord! on July 18, 2017

    Brilliant - This ebook is an awakening about the gifts, value and blessings that we must be thankful for. Illuminating - The message of this ebook is very clear, enlightening, inspiring and motivating. Lifelong - The lessons that being imparted to the readers are lifetime treasures. Loaded - All in all, it was abundantly loaded with biblical wealth. T - Thank you for writing this valuable ebook, "Thank You Lord" A - And other interesting ebooks you have (or to be) written. Y - You are a great author and a preacher too of God's good news to the world. L - Let the light of God shines through your writings. O - Outstanding writer. R - Remarkable works. Keep writing, inspiring and sharing. 004.20170718
  • Believe Is A Verb! on July 19, 2017

    The message of this literary piece was enlightening especially to us, Christians. It's about putting our Christian faith in action. This written work is a must-read to deepen one's faith and start or keep believing. Great ebook indeed. 005.20170719
  • Denson Blake Solves a Smell on Aug. 12, 2017

    Not a short story but somewhat more of a poetry that tells a good story. A seven stanzaic poem comprises of eight lines every stanza. Nice rhythm and rhyme. 006.20170812
  • An Introduction to Reading and Writing Emails in English as a 2nd Language on Sep. 30, 2017

    Simple but interesting. Short but informative. Splendid, indeed. 007.20170930
  • How To Learn Word 2010 In 1 Day | Don't Read Any Word 2010 Until You Read This First on Oct. 23, 2017

    My words for this guide? It was: W-wonderfully written O-originally awesome R-remarkably real D-definitely distinct We're grateful to this great author, Steven Purcell for this simple but helpful and purposeful guide to every student and professionals' written projects. It would also be nice if the author will include or make a separate guide for newer version of Word. 008.20171023
  • How To Be Strong? on Oct. 28, 2017

    Short but nice story. Sometimes in life, it took us to get hurt or fail but soon we learn from those pains and experiences to get stronger and fight when challenges get in. Keep writing! I just want to see more of this soon... 009.20171029
  • Buried Alive on Nov. 19, 2017

    This could be the exact feeling when you are..."Buried Alive". But this could also be based on sleep paralysis? An indication why I say so are the lines "There is a weight on your chest", "shallow breath..." "You yell louder and louder but you can’t hear any sound". If you're unfamiliar with this phenomenon, just search on the Internet. Unusual but unique story. Keep writing though. 010.20171119
  • Life As A Recluse on Nov. 27, 2017

    Life as a Recluse by Mark Mueller This is relatable. Although we are created in the same image and likeness, every one is a unique person. And this line is amazingly true, "I recognize that I'm different, but I’m also aware that it doesn't mean I can’t fit in." Keep writing. 011.20171127
  • Faith on Nov. 30, 2017

    Faith by Mir Foote It is a complete experience about different seasons in life - spring, summer, fall and winter. To translate these seasons, they are the pleasant and unpleasant things in life but it taught us to be thankful, to stay strong and still keep our faith. 012.20171130
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 25, 2017

    Smashwords Style Guide by Mark Coker Meaningful - It gives value to every indie author. (With just a Microsoft Word manuscript, it can be generated to multiple formats. What a magnificent platform.) Amazing - Topics are well discussed and explained. Real - Unquestionably helpful to every author and publisher. Kind - A user friendly guide for everyone. Comprehensive - A complete step by step guide, creative illustrations, clear and concise instructions. Outstanding - A notable work from Mark Coker, an outstanding author and publisher. Keen - Well planned, well categorized and well written Excellent - An excellent guide, enjoyable and easy to follow instructions. Remarkable - A remarkable work in the world of ebook and epublishing. #ebookreview 013.20171226
  • Astral - Night 1 on Dec. 25, 2017

    Astral - Night 1 by Khalil Akil It's been a long time now that I have not experienced the sleep paralysis and even sometimes the astral projection but your story interests me so much for I really wanted more about the astral plane. This book will surely help anyone who is experiencing the same phenomenon. For me, it is not a thing to be feared of. You just need to relax, explore and always think of going back to your body but being extra careful is always my recommendation. Brilliant book! #ebookreview 014.20171226
  • Self-Publish and Profit on Jan. 01, 2018

    Self-published & Profit by Modupe Taiwo (CedarTree Publishing) To all intending authors, this is really one of the most valuable guide to ebook self-publishing and making profit online. Just go and develop your passion and do it with bigger pride. #ebookreview 016.20180101
  • 10 Rules for Achieving English Fluency on Jan. 06, 2018

    10 Rules for Achieving English Fluency by Anthony Kelleher Learning English is fun. Reading this ebook is fantastic. Fantabulous author. Five stars. #ebookreview 017.20180106
  • 100 Haiku on Jan. 06, 2018

    100 Haiku by Prakash Hegade "a hundred haiku told by Prakash Hegade every line is great" Hooray for your haikus. I just loved numbers 013, 059 and 079. No. 013 always build a bridge, for every type of water, life is to move on. No. 059 fiction or real life, you will see that pain and gain, rhyme for a reason. No. 079 be dry or barren, be a pond or an ocean, it starts from a drop. #ebookreview 018.20180106
  • A Biblical View of Depression on Jan. 07, 2018

    A Biblical View of Depression by Joseph Mulak A good source of spiritual knowledge about overcoming depression. #ebookreview 019.20180107
  • A to Z – Poem for an Idiom on Jan. 16, 2018

    A to Z – Poem for an Idiom by Prakash Hegade Creatively constructed. You are a master of your craft. #ebookreview 020.20180116
  • The Woods on Jan. 16, 2018

    The Woods by S.A. Batty 'Twas wonderfully written. You brought me to the world of mystery and fantasy. Hope to read more of your works. Keep writing. #ebookreview 021.20180116
  • Mga Tula sa Baul on Jan. 24, 2018

    Mga Tula sa Baul by Jay Pascual Life in Manila is well illustrated through this poetic art and it is sad to know about those issues that need to be resolved or given with much attention like traffic, pollution, poverty, etc. Fearless, firm and fierce expression. Nice poems. #ebookreview 022.20180125
  • Poor Lost Souls on Jan. 24, 2018

    Poor Lost Souls by Lex Williams Mysterious and suspenseful. The flow of the story is intriguing but interesting. Nice ending. It can also be called as "Four Lost Souls" as the four characters did not know where they are. It seems that it was based on a sleep paralysis experience or just a mere dream? Totality, the story is extremely enjoyable. On the other hand, it told us a lesson that while we still have time on Earth for our loved ones, we should show our love, their worth and give our time to them so that we will not regret in the end. #ebookreview 023.20180125
  • Stairway to Heaven on Jan. 26, 2018

    Stairway to Heaven by James Hold A story of mystery and a bit of fantasy where readers will surely be brought to the strange setting like the stairway to heaven. All in all, it was an adventurous-filled story. Keep it up. #ebookreview 024.20180126
  • Burden to Bear on Feb. 26, 2018

    Burden to Bear is a romance story written by David Manoa (V2.6). The story started with Christian in the police station and came with his reminiscences. Christian Cloud was not successful with his past relationship to Samantha Jones. As one way of moving on, he focused his time in his new gym business, the Cloud Fitness. He happened to meet Nikki Chalmers, a call center employee who had a broken relationship with Robert Stanford. Nikki was employed as a receptionist in the gym after her five years of working from the agency. They have known then each other. Gradually, they fell in love with each other. Samantha Jones who cheated Christian with Robert will soon be married to Robert who cheated Nikki with her but she wanted Christian to be unhappy. She sent Nikki a "s** video" of her and Christian to destroy the relationship of Nikki to Christian. Nikki felt upset with what she discovered. Christian wanted Nikki to know the truth about the video. It was an edited video. Carried by his anger, he had choked Samantha to let Nikki know the truth and must come out from Samantha. Because of this commotion, Dom Marino the gym trainor of Samantha hit Christian with steel bar in the forehead. Christian was brought then to the police station. When Nikki saw the real video and knew that she was the only one in Christian's heart, she headed to the police station and bailed for Christian. In the end, true love wins with Christian and Nikki. The story was told in a third person point of view but what made it more interesting was the twist of telling the story in the first person point of view. As you read the story, you will be placed in different heights of emotions like feeling the sympathy to the protagonist and aggravation to the antagonist. It was indeed wonderfully written. 025.20180227
  • The Well-Planned Robbery on March 19, 2018

    The Well-planned Robbery by Darryl Matter Well-planned story. Unpredictable plot. I thought it would be a suspense-crime theme story but I was wrong. It surprised readers with the creepy creature in the end-part. Nice one. 026.20180320
  • Journey To Easter: 19 days on March 29, 2018

    Journey to Easter: 19 Days by Tracy Delong I think it needs slight improvement in terms of formatting and editing. Some images were not properly put in place. Some texts were not properly arranged. Author name must be present in the ebook. Also, the Bible source must be included in the verses quoted in this ebook. Nevertheless, the message was fine, timeless and so timely in the observance of the Lenten Season. Keep writing. 027.20180330
  • Gin on April 01, 2018

    Gin by J.S.R. Rayburn The book tells an incredible story of nightmare. An interesting one. I would love to read more from this author. Longer stories are also good. Keep it up. 028.20180402
  • The Names Of God on May 10, 2018

    The Names of God by Ajeeth Sing The information from this book is very interesting that every Christian should know. That is, every Christian must read "The Names of God". 029.20180510
  • How to Overcome Weakness in Prayer on May 25, 2018

    How to Overcome Weakness in Prayer by Ralphael Chika This book reminds us that we Christians should not fail to pray, praise and give thanks to our Lord for all the blessings we have. It is also great to read, hear and reflect with these lines from the book and it says, "Whatever you don’t ask for or place a demand upon cannot be given to you by the realm of the spirit. It takes asking to take delivery of your desires in the things of the spirit. You cannot be fed with food of the spirit if you are not hungry for the food of the spirit." The last line talked more about our relationship with God that our hearts are longing for. Let us strengthen our relationship with Him through prayer. Keep writing, inspiring and praying. 030.20180526
  • Inhuman Freedom on May 31, 2018

    Inhuman Freedom by Mike White Intelligently written. Thumbs up for this brilliant work of fiction. 031.20180531