Saturday, January 14, 2017

Meet Mystery Writer Vidya Anand - Author of When Shadows Turn Dark

Last year we had review a romance mystery 'When Shadows Turn Dark - Karma Follows Beyond Death' by Vidya Anand on our blog, today we got chance to talk to her about her book.

Can you brief our readers about your educational and professional background?
I did my schooling in Chennai and B Tech in Computer Science from Kerala University. I worked in an IT firm for about 8 years. I quit my full time IT job when I had my twins. 
Writer's job requires considerable amount of reading, so tell us how much you read? And do you have any favorite author?
Yes, I read a lot of Indian authored books. I have many favorite books and authors, Varsha Dixit, Ravi Subramanian and Ashwin Sanghi being few of them.
When did you start writing?
The break after being a complete workaholic for almost 8 years gave me the time to explore and implore my creative side. I started writing on forums as a pastime but soon, it grew into a passion.
When did you decide to become a writer?
The stories I wrote on the various forums were widely appreciated. My readers and close ones motivated me to publish my work. 
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I guess my ambitions are similar to every amateur and passionate writer. To write interesting stories which would grip and entertain the reader till the last word. 

Is this your debut work?
My debut work was in the forum but as a complete published book, When Shadows Turn Dark is the first one. Before ‘When Shadows Turn Dark’ happened, I was also part of an anthology, ‘The Unbreakable You’ , the story being ‘Nothing Bigger than Life’ 
What genre are your books?
Though romance is my favorite genre, I like to experiment other genres such as thriller, mystery, fantasies and romantic comedies. Whatever be the genre, I love to give a happily-ever-after conclusion to every story.
So tell us about your book 'When Shadow Turns Dark".
The book is about the mystical world of rebirth and how one life might just not be enough to pay for our sins. It is a mystery thriller woven around the life of Anirudh. His past and present are tangled in an ambiguous manner and he cannot live in peace till he untangles and unravels the mysterious tie-up between the two. A stranger girl, Chitrangada and her painful shrieks haunt him as horrifying nightmares, rendering him sleepless for nights together. Trisha, as his friend, guide and sole warrior, fights for him till the end despite the hurdles coming her way. Trisha’s best friend, Sonia, is madly in love with Anirudh, leading to a strange triangle of love, friendship and deceit.
Miles away, in Edinburgh are Sanjana and Abhimanyu. Life is a smooth sail for them till by strange coincidences they are dragged into Anirudh’s story.
The incomplete story of the past finds closure, so does end Anirudh’s nightmares. He also gets his true love and soul mate when the story ends, or rather begins on a happy note.
Where do your ideas come from?
The plot of the stories usually come from my imagination but the character traits are mostly inspired from the people I interact with in real life or have known in the past.My curiosity about the world of dreams and what would happen if we ever start remembering what we saw in our dreams led me to write this book.
How much research did you do for this book?
I did read few articles and a book on reincarnation. 
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
Finding time and keeping myself away from distractions are the biggest challenges. 
Can you provide us link of your book trailer?
What was the book release date?
March 2016
What are you working on at the minute?
A romantic story with a social message.
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
If the ending of one book sets stage to a new story and grabs the interest of the readers, then why not?
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
A lesson I learnt is that we should read more. Along with other books, we should read our own writing over and over again. Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
Links for your book readers

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including my book and interview. Really means a lot of a start up writer like me.



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