I was born in Kenya, but grew up in Hackney, London, where The Kiss of Karma is set. I’ve done many different things in my life, including working in Sainsbury’s and McDonald’s. I used to drive tube trains on the Piccadilly Line and I’ve taught people how to fly aeroplanes (hurtling along tunnels deep in the bowels of the Earth one minute, skimming clouds high in the sky training future airline and fighter pilots the next – that was a strange time!)
Then my creative side tugged me away from that life and I became the stereotypical struggling artist. I was in the music industry for a while, running my own recording studio and making music and busking. Then I wanted an even harder life so I went to drama school and ended up a professional actor. I also washed dishes, served Princess Ann a gin and tonic, cleaned toilets, sold hotdogs and popcorn, worked in a call centre and God knows what else to make ends meet…. Somewhere along the way my beautiful wife and daughter came into my life. Then insanity took over and I did The Knowledge and became a licensed London Black Cab Driver, too.
Then in 2010, things went surreal – I now spend most of my time in Hong Kong, where my wife is working. This has enabled me to focus full-time on writing fiction, which has been a consistent part of my life since childhood. I’ve always loved making up stories. I am also learning kung fu and Chinese!
Where to find Vimal Vaz online
Nicky NoFace & The Face Critters
Imagine your eyes, ears, nose and mouth jump off your face and have little arms and legs. Face Critters! Well, that’s what happens to Nicky when evil circus people kidnap him for a freak show. But that’s not all. His dad needs a life-saving operation and only Nicky can help him, but if The Face Critters don’t return to his face by midnight, they’ll shrivel up and die.
The Kiss of Karma
Ash lives with an abusive father in London’s East End, but he thinks his problem is keeping his girlfriend a secret. Then he sees blood on his sister’s dress. She recites a sick poem. It means only one thing...
Should he blow the whole thing wide open? The shame of it. “It’s our karma,” his mother says. Ash refuses to accept this as fate. Alone, he embarks on a dangerous quest to save his sister.
The Wrath of Karma
Turn a different corner, choose another path and destiny is not what it might have been.
The Wrath of Karma rewinds to Chapter 42 of The Kiss of Karma.
This time Ash makes a terrifying decision from which there is no way back…and the future for his family is more brutal than the past. A high octane, riveting story, it asks the eternal question - can true love change the course of destiny?
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