Hi Inderpreet, welcome to my blog!
It is fascinating to see you transform from avid book lover and enthusiastic blogger to an author. Tell us about the jump – was it scary?
Yes! Quite scary, even though I have been a part of the writing world. The transformation is intensely personal and nerve-wracking. The love of books and writing kept me going as did the support of my friends and family. I have been a writer first, as the words have been a part of me forever. I turned to writing and blogging as an outlet for my thoughts and words so seeing my book on the Amazon charts has been a dream come true.
I have been writing stories on my blog and naturally wanted to take the next step to publishing. The thought was daunting no doubt but with the help and guidance of Rubina and Team TBC, it was a breeze since they are always a message away. Every writer feels scared and apprehensive but the high of seeing the book on Amazon makes it all worth it.
How did you happen to choose this genre – romance? I ask this because I know that you have supported authors of varied genres, including mystery, horror, children’s literature and so on.
I have always been a fan of romance, I find everything in romance books, more so with the various sub-genres of romance. It was the natural choice for me since this is what I read the most.
I support various genres because our reading and books should not be limited to just what we like. Reading out of our comfort zone makes for many interesting reads. #DiverseBooks
There is a lot going on in ‘Generously Yours’ and I wanted to know more about what happened in their past and also what was in store for Diya in the future. Do you see yourself expanding this story into a full-length novel or novella?
Yes! It is being written and how! Diya is ensuring she has my mind full of her story. I have actually stopped writing my other book since Diya is demanding her story be the first!
When I had written Generously Yours, I was just writing about the ‘now’. Diya in her present and how is she coping. It was never about what would happen or had passed, however as the story evolved and grew, many readers wanted to know more. I too felt the need to give Diya her ‘present’ and am penning the sequel ‘Diya’s Desire’. More details when I have fleshed it out further….
Uff – so we’ll have to be patient! Tell us, Inderpreet, of all the attributes of a well-written story, which is the one that pleases you the most?
In any story, if the characters are well fleshed out, whether they are flawed or perfect pleases me in a story. I always want to know the small details and quirks unique to a character.
Interesting! What about the things that absolutely irritate you in a book – those that would make you put the book down immediately?
The pace of the book is important for me – if I cannot get to know more of the story soonest, I end up keeping the book on hold and then it is difficult to pick it up again. There is always something good in every story but the language is very important for me. Content and characters matter, too, but if the author has used good language it is a winner in my eyes. On the other hand, I have seen many times that error-free language alone does not make a good story.
Very true, Inderpreet. Thank you so much for letting us get a glimpse of what makes you tick, and for sharing your future plans.
Thank you for hosting me Reet, all the very best to you and your books. I enjoy reading them and look forward to many more books from you.
Oh! Well, thank you, again, and best of luck to you too!
Here’s more about the author and her book……….