Interview With Author Meena Khan
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an apostate, artist, ailurophile and activist from Trinidad and Tobago. I was raised in the extremist organization known as The Watchtower Society. I have written twelve books that were published under a pseudonym.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I was inspired to write The Longest Lie because I’ve kept that lie for twenty-four years and keeping it increasingly sickened me but promoted the Watctower Society whilst I witnessed it continuously harming the innocent. Watchtower making what happened to me a secret not only harmed me at every point of my life but harmed so many in the effect. Their pedophiles are liberated to preach to you, work at your kid’s school and get married to anyone they desire even if that desire is to do so at the Kingdom Halls. I’ve observed pedophiles going on to raise kids.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I wait for the right state of mind bacause it isn’t always available especially for non-fiction. When I have that mood, I go with the flow of things. Usually that is a very good pace. I don’t mind missing a meal or two when I am interested in sharing my own story.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love James Patterson, my country’s own Michael Anthony and Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond is one of my favorite historical dramas.
What are you working on now?
I am writing The Longest Lie 2 as the title is part of a trilogy. It’s almost finished and set for release on February 20th 2023.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am about to figure that out but I do believe TV promotions still offer something. I would never skip social media or independent news.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
All you can do is be yourself in passion and with purpose. Write as much as you read and listen even if your reading is reading your own intuition and your listening is listening to your own heart. If you don’t already have a passion for reading and a passion for listening then what will your writing have to offer? What will be the purpose of sharing your words?
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It’s actually a quote from The Longest Lie which came from a schoolteacher. “What matters is fairness for all. Bottom line, in life always remember to do whatever makes you proud but not in a prideful way. Do what honors you and brings you fulfillment. Be true to yourself!”
What are you reading now?
I am reading my own thoughts and the nutrition facts on the label on my water bottle.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am going to edit some of my previous titles to post on Amazon KDP under my legal name. I am a singer songwriter and hope to have my first album out soon. I have written numerous songs and would never quit one passion to focus solely on the other.
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?
Those would difinitely be Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins, Michael Anthony’s The Year in San Fernando and Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
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