A. well to be frank even I don't remember exactly when my pen which was basically for solving maths problems and other academic questions started writing some creative lines and poems but the most I remember is 7th standard when first words came out from my pen in these filed which took started taking shape after clearing 10th and then when I was in 4 years of Chartered Accountancy course it became nicer and wiser. And today I guess I am more known for this creative use of pen rather than academic.
1. Where were you born and where do you call home? Or where are you from?
A. I am born and brought in “The City of Joy” Amar Bangla Kolkata, though my native place is “The Land of Kings” Rajasthan. I am a Marwari.
2. How long have you been writing?
A. I started writing this book on 26th October, 2011, I exactly don’t remember when I started writing raw lines but it was in very early childhood, but yes I used to enjoy writing anything and everything, I have noticed a little hope since 2006 after clearing my 10th and even told them in my tuition. Where they were appreciated as well criticized.
3. What kind of writer would you describe yourself as?
A I am an emotional writer, I first get into the character myself and feel like him, I visualize the scene first and then I try to pen down, I want to win the hearts of my readers and make them able to visualize. I want them to cry when I want as per condition of the characters and even laugh or feel romantic when I want.
4. Which is the source of your inspiration?
A. Basically when I used to watch movies I always dreamt to write something which people watch and like, so they were always my inspiration, but then my best friend was the one who inspired me to start writing this book.
5. Do you have any other interests?
A. Yes obviously – Listening music, singing, a little dancing though I am a horrible dancer.
6. Do you have any websites and or book links that you would like to share?
A.. Yes I do have a page to promote my book…. I have posted a lot of posts there like short stories, poetries, shayeris (Hindi), thoughts and am glad that they were loved by people who read them. The back blurb and cover are shortly to be released on my official page, so do join it to know more about the book.... Below is the link
7. What are your future goals with your writing?
A.. I haven’t decided or thought anything about it. As I started writing this book as a passion, but now when it’s getting published I am thinking more. Provided this is loved by people.
8. What is your genre and are there any other genres that you would like to try?
A. Romance, yes I would like to write some mystery or crime genre revolving around a love story.
9. How did you feel after signing the contract with Leadstart publisher?
A. Well it was obviously one of the best moment in my life, I am feeling to be someone different after it, When I posted it on my Facebook timeline my friends were very happy to know about it and then my page numbers , All are excited and waiting to read the book.
10. Tell us something about your book. It’s Title and concept?
A. Right now I can just reveal the title and a little – Me “N” Her – A Strange Feeling,Tagline - The Story of Love and Separation, where destiny dictates the relation… You must have guessed that it’s a love story and destiny will play a good role in it, obviously destiny is what life is, we meet our soulmates by destiny only. Harsh and Janvi are the lead characters and both are from my profession i.e Chartered Acoountancy.
11. Is there any specific reason you chose to write after becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant?
A. Yes there are some reasons, through all my stories I want to convey some important message to the society and to the youngsters. And I believe even if my books don’t perform good but still if even 1 couple, or one family, or more receives that messages and there love story becomes successful, I mean if the thing I am trying to do through this book is done, I will feel all my effort to write and get it published has worth it.
12. Do you have any favorite Authors?
A. Yes Mr. Chetan Bhagat, Ravinder Singh, Amar Agarwala(A reputed CA and author of Missing Varrun) in Indian authors, and Mitch Albom from cross oceans.
13. How are you promoting your book?
A. Well only through my page as of now, will do other activities later with the progress of time, promotion is required but personally believe if your content is good your book will automatically be loved and will be sold.
14. Anything Else You want to say to the readers?
A Doing something creative had been always in my mind and was my passion from very childhood, but studies and making a career was my first priority as it was my family dreams!! So to do something creative was left behind just as an unfulfilled dream. But clearing CA in July 2011 puts an end to the era of studies and marked a start to the era where I was free to fulfil this dream.
I had been writing since childhood but just raw lines, they were never heard by anyone so I never took them seriously but they were very special to me, but then someone special came in my life who was the first person to recognise some depth and beauty in my writings, she was my best friend, she always used to appreciate my writings and storytelling capabilities, In order to make her smile one day I narrated an imaginary love story to her, which was liked by her a lot and it was then that she asked me to convert it into a book, and this was the starting of a 1 year 7 months and 10 days journey of my writing a book – A Love Story.
When I opened a MS Word document on October 26, 2011, I just had a story in my mind to write but how to write, from where to start and where to end, I just didn’t have any idea. It seemed to be a big challenge for me, I started writing it just as a hobby to fulfil my passion but it eventually with the passage of time, some creativity, and obvious a little hard effort converted into a beautiful piece of literature.
And today I am feeling to be in Seventh cloud and glad to let you all know that my book titled as Me “N” Her – A Strange Feeling has reached to its 1st destination and the most important one, it has been selected by a leading publishing Company to be published by them, it was though selected some 3 weeks back but I waited for the right time to officially announce it, I signed the contract with them last week and now I am an Author.
It really feels very nice to wait to see your manuscript converting into a novel but this happiness is nothing if not enjoyed with peers of my society, and so I invite you all to be a part of my happiness.
All the best Rikki from Review Station team for your future endeavors...
Author can be contacted: either on my page on the above link
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – my new and separate id just to communicate with the readers.