Author's Interview..Shomprakash Sinha Roy, author,Grapevine publishers by Sufia Khatoon
Author's Interview..Shomprakash Sinha Roy, Grapevine publishers by Sufia KhatoonA very warm welcome, today in our Author's interview session we bring you, the very talented, versatile and excellent writer, Shomprakash Sinha Roy. Yes you know him, have read his books and some of you even know him in person. We welcome him to Being Bookworms and wish him all the best in the future.
We also Thank him for gifting us the Coverage page design of being Bookworms...we are really honored.
He is a celebrated author of contemporary Fiction and non-fiction, based in Bangalore, India. He is the author of the novel "The Pink Smoke". He has authored many short stories and is a regular contributor to many popular online journals, such as The Youth Express. He has appeared in the Penguin Books- SIP Books Cross Cultural Anthology : "The Traversal of Lines" with his bestselling short story "Three Days in a Week". He has also authored the novel "The Pink Smoke" which is currently in print with Grapevine India Publishers. He was also a winner on NaNoWriMo - an international contest for authors, where entire manuscripts are written within a span of 30 calendar days. He is active on Social platforms, to interact with readers and subscribers.
Shomprakash has worked with the Penguin Books-SIP Books collaborative Imprint "Pageturners Books" headquartered in Bangalore, India in their cultural anthology of short stories - The Traversal of Lines. His debut novel "The Pink Smoke" has been published by Grapevine India Publishers which is spearheaded by Durjoy Datta and Sachin Garg. Apart from these, two of his novellas (short stories) are also available on Amazon. He has also authored the third installment in "The Backbenchers" series- called "3 Days of Summer", writing under the pseudonym "Siddharth Oberoi".
I think Sufia you're doing a great job in bringing authors from different genres together, showcasing their talents. This franchise resembles the idea of a community that runs perpetually, supported by the words of wordsmiths across the nation. You're giving people a reason to speak for themselves, which is brilliant. And your enthusiasm in backing up the project is commendable. Kudos!- Shomprakash Sihna Roy on Being bookworms
Q1: Tell us something about The Pink Smoke, Is Siddhant Roy, the protagonist of the novel somewhat similar to you?
Q2: The novel talks about friendship and relationships...what were you thinking when you were writing it?
Q3: Why Chic-lit novel when you are so inspired by fantasy, like J.K Rowling's novel?
Q4: Do you think that writers or readers focus more on light reads, or what the writer wants to say to them; May be something out of the box, other than romance?
Q5: Romance is a genre of which one cannot have enough. But Indian authors tend to make it a kind of filmy affair; Either it has to be college problems, or either one or the other characters in a mess. So how does one choose a good plot?
Q6: What made you write? Are you a disciplined writer or just write when you feel the need to?
Q8: You published "This Is " in Kindle. Tell us how good is self publishing for writers who want to write well. Does platform like Kindle really effective?
Q9: Are e-books the next big thing, or you still think we are passionate about reading a book holding it in our hands?
Q10: Your idea on Being bookworms store and something about me?
Q11: Your message for our readers and your fans?
Q12: Tips to becoming a successful writer, how should one start and how does one get published?
Q13: How does it feel to be an author now, when readers say they have loved your work... Had you planned to be a writer from the beginning?
Q14: What are your future plans? How was the experience with "25 Strokes of Kindness" ?
Q15: You are writing a book co-authored with Anjali Kirpalani, tell us something about the book? How does it feel to write with other authors?