Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I did my Ph.D. in molecular biology from the university of Delhi, India. I was in Philadelphia, USA for a few years doing my postdoctoral research. I returned to Delhi but my heart is in Philly. I have written three books so far. The fourth one is on the way.
‘The Transfer Protocol’ is a science fiction thriller with a twist. ‘My Guru Girls’ is a passionate romance saga. ‘The Bald White Singer’ is an emotional biography of a pop singer who makes it big in the USA. I wish to write and entertain the readers till my last breath.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘The Bald White Singer’ is an emotional biography of a pop singer. His struggle and passion to make it big is the manna of the story. An Indian student goes to the USA for doing biology research but ends up following his heart, singing. The story will inspire you to achieve more in life especially during crunch situations.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I meditate before writing. That helps me in focusing on the moment. Does that sound crazy?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Books by Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Carl Sagan, Michio Kaku, Rabindra Nath Tagore, EL James, Danielle Steel, Paramhansa Yogananda inspire me to the core.
What are you working on now?
I am writing a children’s adventure book. It is code named ‘Night Bird.’ It will be released on Valentine’s day (14 Feb 2018) on Amazon and Kindle.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogger, Youtube and Email. I am trying hard to understand the book marketing mix.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Read more write more. The elusive bestseller will come down the hill. Keep walking.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Live in the present time, take complete responsibility of yourself, don’t mix with toxic people.
What are you reading now?
‘Wine of the mystic’ by Paramhansa Yogananda
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am developing the skeleton of another scifi thriller with an unusual setting. It will be out by next Christmas.
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?
Books by Paramhansa Yogananda.