Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello, I am Praveen from India. I write science fiction, philosophical and speculative fiction novels. For now I have just published one of my novels.
I did my masters in microbiology and worked in related fields for a time period. When I thought life was getting a bit monotonous with all the paperwork and what not, I started writing novels. I read books on various philosophy and watch a lot of science fiction films, so that is the genre I have chosen to exhibit my imagination and ideas. My writing could be found to be humorous and sometimes provocative.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest novel is Ingenium: A Speculative Fiction on Human Evolution.
The problems of the society I live in inspired me find solutions for the same. I started writing about it, when I realized how deep the problems are and turned it into a science fiction story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I like to write lengthy conversations among my characters and would like to explain the logic behind ideologies in detail. Similar to a hard science fiction author.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I like books of many authors. Most of them are from a previous generation. I read the works of Arthur hailey, Harold Robbins, PG Wodehouse, Morris West, Robin Cook, Lloyd C Douglas and others. My ideas and philosophy are influenced by Sigmund Freud, Bertrand Russell and other books on Eastern Philosophy.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a hard science fiction novel on Artificial Intelligence.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesomegang, Amazon, Facebook and others.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I myself am a new author, may be after two to three years I will be better equipped to answer that question.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Live for evolution.
What are you reading now?
Reading and researching upon artificial intelligence for my next novel.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to keep on writing novels till the world has run out of ideas and imagination.
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?
How to survive on a desert island guide – if someone had written it.