Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi my name is Dhara. I have written “Quarantined Together” available on Amazon as my first book. I am currently writing another book that will be released early fall. I have always loved romance and happy ending books. I am an avid reader and have a background in academic writing. I also teach mostly highschool and college students for a variety of courses through my tutoring company. I love fiction because it is all about sharing your views and worlds with others. It allows me to write on topics and stories that people can relate to easily. Love life is definately my interest area.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is “Quarantined Together”. The inspiration for my book was the COVID-19 Pandemic that forced a lot of people to stay at home and quarantine. Romance was impacted by that and I wanted to write a story that showed how things changed from before the pandemic and during the pandemic. I wanted to give hopeful ending to the people despite of the tough times influencing it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I write more during the night that the daytime.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am a big fan of Ayn Rand and Khalid Housseni. I like authors that are good story tellers that can make readers believe in problems that are presented in their plots.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a love story about Millennials and how they struggle with situations impacting their generation along with commiting to their newly found love.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still exploring my options but I am big on marketing it organically through social media and other resources.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
When you start your story, keep going with it. Try not to worry about word count even if it is short or long. You would rather have it perfect than worry about stretching it out or shrinking it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Learn how to market your book. A self-published Author has to market and write.
What are you reading now?
I am reading “The unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren. It is a comic love story.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer, I would like to become a prolific writer and write more books. The more I write the better I will get at it. I would also like to publish all my work in multiple formats to accomodate every time of reader/listerner (paperbacks, ebooks, and audiobooks).
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 would take Atlas Shrugged, A thousand Splendid Suns, 21 lessons for the 21st century and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Author Websites and Profiles
Dhara Shah Amazon Profile