About the Author
Studied electrical engineering. Worked as an engineer at CPWD, 1969-2005. Now, aged 70, retired. Bachelor, living alone at Mysore city (India). Got self-published one novel, ‘Jestus’ in 2010. Chief interests: reading, writing, contemplation, spirituality, yoga. Living a reclusive life.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I was fond of reading novels during my college days. Mny fmous authors made a deep impression on my mind. So, the seeds of the desire to write were sown in those days. I was an engineer by profession and so had little time to concentrte on writing novels. Now, after retirement from service (I am running 72 now) I found the time and opportunity to write.
Tell us about how you write:
I am not a professional writer. I have just written three books. So far, I had no need to follow or develop any system to write. I write down the rough ideas in my notebook – using the bearest minimum of words. To my wonder, once I begin to write, the words start to flow naturally.Of course, I write down points/items that need to be checked up or researched on Google, etc.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Neither! On the contrary, I enter into their skins and make them tlalk!
What advice would you give other writers?
Read, read and read. Keep an open mind and be alert for new ideas. (They have a tendency to pop up in your mind at odd moments. Keep a small notebook with you always!) Do not provide incorrect information to your readers. Check and crosscheck before writing. Do not be sloppy with the use of your language.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was too eager, with my first book, to see it in print. So, I chose self-publishing. I had patience to probe various outlets, for my second (and third) books. I was successful in getting a traditional type of publisher.
If you are young, have plenty of money and energy and time, you can go for self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is bright, surely. There will always be people who want to read and those who can write. In spite of the digital revolution, the printed book will survive; no doubts bout that.
What genres do you write:: Fiction/fantasy
What formats are your books in: Print, Both eBook and Print