Today I have Laxmi Hariharan, the author of The Destiny of Shaitan answering a few nutty questions on herself, her writing career and her book. Here you go:
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
When you are ready to journey into yourself, and find out about what you really want, then The Destiny of Shaitan will be there for you.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My kindle, a swiss army knife, my rayban sunglasses
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I hope to complete Return to Seven Islands, the second book in Chronicle of the Three, by next spring, and release it on Holi—the Indian festival of colours, March 2013.
If you were a superhero what would your name be? TARA (which translates to STAR in English)
What inspired you to want to become a writer? I have been writing for a long time, but two years ago I had a miscarriage, lost my baby and almost died. I came out of it with the realization that life is short. I had to get my voice out there for tomorrow is too late. This spurred to take that final step and give birth to my first born—The Destiny of Shaitan.
Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird, my 4 am wake-up-to-write routine is insane but effective.
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Dance with Dragons (George R R Martin)
What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
It is in embracing my roots I found my voice. Do what it takes to find your voice and then be true to it. -
wishing Laxmi Hariharan all success,