Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in the Eastern provinces of paradoxical India. It was a childhood of anomalies – a different spacetime, where I could not understand a friend’s passion for books on one hand even as I wrote for school elocution on the other. While I carry an academic interest in the field of Marketing, I remain drawn towards information and people in general. That, and desserts.
I have written 2 books thus far, with the second one currently being edited.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Kalki Evian – The Ring of Khaoriphea, which released in February, 2015. The ideas came to me during my time at Bocconi University in Milano.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I blog as a Fly. That’s one! The other is my habit of taking incessant notes as and when ideas arrive, most of which happen during a re-enactment of conversations that characters may have in the story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
J.R.R. Tolkein and his Middle Earth are right at the top. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock follows next. There’s also Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
What are you working on now?
It’s a prequel to Kalki Evian, called The Fly That Followed Me.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still experimenting with several, but blogs and Twitter seem useful in connecting with others to start with.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
There is no specific rule or method to go about a story. It just needs diligence for as long as it takes to write, and a balance of thought – to ensure that you go with the flow without losing sight of where you are going.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What I just advised the newer authors. 🙂
What are you reading now?
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