"I was trying to pen down my thoughts" - Pragat Kasana



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pragat Kasana is a graduate in Economics (Honours) and is presently working with a nationalized bank. He has always been fascinated by fantasy fiction writing. With his keen interest in writing and constant participation in many short story writing, he brings to you his first novel.

INTERVIEW:

Q. Characterize yourself in one word?

Curious.

Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

The book is about the important aspects of Power and Destiny which unfold during the clash of two different worlds.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?

I was trying to pen down my thoughts about the practical aspects of Power and I wanted to describe them through a story. It eventually took a form of this novel.

Q. What was the time frame for writing this book? Tell us an interesting detail or two, if applicable. For example, did you finish the first draft after one week?

I completed the book in six months but the initial drafts were written only in one month. I was hoping that I could complete the book under a time period of six months which I was luckily able to do.

Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in?

I wasn't looking for traditional publishing houses. I was looking for a unique publisher like PepperScript who proved to be professional, experienced and very helpful.

Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?

I am pretty much active on Goodreads. I wrote a few small blogs there. I take part in the community discussions there as well. Readers can ask me any questions there and they can also read my blogs. I also stay connected to readers via Facebook and Twitter.

Q. Favorite novel?

Can't name one because I have too many novels as my favorites but 'The Green Mile' by Stephen King has touched my heart the most.

Q. What’s next?

I'm working on two new novels at present and let's see what the future holds.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

The future of SALISMANIA.com is very bright. It's a unique platform for the young generation to stay updated about the literature, fashion, and other important news. It's a full on entertainment website.

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