Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an Author, a reader, a music lover, and a movie enthusiast. Halfway is my debut novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Halfway, my latest novel, is book one of ‘Aspiration for Deliverance’ series.
Since my early childhood, I was somewhat different from my friends. There weren’t many readers in the city where I was born and raised. Almost all my friends were crazy about Cricket. I, on the other hand, was partial to reading comic books. I read my first novel when I was in fifth standard. By the time I was in tenth, I had read so many books that my mind had developed a habit of imagining things even when I wasn’t alone. My friends sometimes made fun of me when they caught me talking to myself.
In 2012, when people started talking about the impending “End of the World,” instead of being worried or scared, I was fascinated by the thought of it. I wanted to know what afterlife would be like. I mean, if there really is a place where we have to answer for our wrongdoings after death, it’s only fair to imagine that that place must be way more advanced in terms of technology than ours.
By the time I decided to write my debut novel, I had spent so many hours, days, years in that imaginary realm called Enigma that it was like I grew up there. The image of afterlife was so clear in my mind that I didn’t even have to jot the details down on a piece of paper.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
None that I know of. I guess that’s the only thing that makes me feel like a normal person.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, George RR Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the sequel of Halfway. I also have a couple more ideas in mind, but I haven’t started working on them yet.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I just started promoting my debut novel, and this is the first place where I decided to promote it. I am glad that I am now a part of this Awesome Gang!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You can’t control what others think of you, so stop worrying about it.
What are you reading now?
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I read almost all genres, fiction or nonfiction, and I have more than one favourite author in each genre. So it would be hard to say which books I would bring with me. But I would definitely bring the manuscript of whichever book I am working on at the time, because I’d hate to leave my manuscript unfinished in case I died there.
Author Websites and Profiles
Lokesh Sharma Amazon Profile