Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have published five books and academic articles and book reviews.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Pacifist. I drew its inspiration from the Cape Byron lighthouse.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write anytime of the day. I like to watch the rain if and when there is one when I am writing.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Virginia Woolf, James Joyce have influenced me greatly among many other writers. I learnt about the stream of consciousness style from these pioneers which I apply in my books. In fact, Moirae was written in a stream of consciousness style in which I as a writer presented the character's dark ponderings.
What are you working on now?
A novella. The story is based on war ravaged Bangladesh, during a civil war that took place between Bangladesh and Pakistan in 1971.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My publishers website: Cosmic Teapot Publishing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read and write. Please don't procrastinate.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
My mother encouraged me a lot of the times. Her advice was to continue writing and never to get daunted by the journey. It is a hard one but this journey must never discourage an aspiring writer.
What are you reading now?
Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To finish the novella I have started.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I don't have a favourite. I read many books and like many as well.
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