Interview with HemDiva Dev

Which books have you published in 2018?
I recently published CAP Series 1&2 . A combination of the first and the second part of CAP Series in Ebook. Its available on all leading websites. Thank you!
What would you like as gift from fans?
Satisfaction and smile on their face when they finish reading my book. And also excitement to read more books by me. That means a lot, really.
Since you write horror, do you believe in ghosts?
Well I'm scared of horror stories myself but, I don't believe in ghosts. I've faith and trust in God!
How did you come with the title "Chinky And Pinky"?
Well, the book is about two little girls and their adventures. And in India, Chinky and Pinky are very popular nick names. I thought that would be a great idea as it also shows my Indian roots.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching Television ( I mostly watch cartoons and daily soaps and also thrillers), Thinking, Travelling, Playing, Reading different books, etc. I also have a special interest in craft, so I try getting a bit creative. Poetry is one of my hobby too.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through friends, news, internet and random surfing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember it very well, it was when I was 10. It was inspired from a very sweet experience. I'll be soon publishing it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really, I've been reading since I was 8 and there were too many stories. It definitely had a great impact on me and that is why I'm still reading.
What is your writing process?
Just writing, that's my only plan. Than comes illustrations and lastly editing.
What do you read for pleasure?
Horror! That's my guilty pleasure!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've tried most of them and most of them were effective. I believe if my book is really that good, it will get all the attention it deserves.
When did you first start writing?
When I first learned how to hold a pen!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, 'Chinky And Pinky Illustrated Book' has 10 amazing illustrations. I'd always had this love for drawing and it was great opportunity to illustrate my own book. Get it here -
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Definitely a lot, self publishing was so easy! And fun too. And the features of the site empower me to manage my book in the best way. I'm so thankful!
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a lot to me. 'Chinky and Pinky' my first book, has earned many fans who are eagerly waiting for the second book of the series. And I'm all preparing the second book. They've motivated me and I'm really happy about it.
What are you working on next?
'Chinky and Pinky 2', a horror story about a girl, another children's book, a young adult novel about a girl who wishes to have friends, a science fiction about aliens and many more. I'll update about it on my blog.
Who are your favorite authors?
Rhonda Byrne, R.L. Stine and many others. I'm a big fan of 'The Secret' series and 'Goosebumps' series!
How do you approach cover design?
I like to design my own book covers. I feel that I'm connected to the soul of my book and that's why I can better design the cover. Also, I try my best to make it as grand as the story. Because I'm one of those who judge the book by it's cover. I add my own designed illustrations too.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop for easy reading. I do wish to have a Kindle and I-Pad though.
Describe your desk
Colours, pencils, books, food, water, smartphone and laptop everything kept in an order on a wooden desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in India and my stories have a lot of Indian culture, food, places, phrases and names in them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love to do most things myself when it comes to my book. I just trust myself then. Lol. Being a self published author is an honour for me. And now that is easy with sites like smashwords, etc. , I felt motivated.
Your favourite colour?
Pink. Any pink, fuchsia, magenta, baby pink, dark/ light pink. I think that also is the reason for my book's character named 'Pinky'.
Tell us about your newest book and also what's coming next?
My new book is "Sonu's Adventures : Sonu's Best Friend Forever", available here -
And Cap Series 2 is all ready to be published!
Published 2018-01-28.
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Books by This Author

A Scary Vacation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: Simple English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Aalia and her friends visit her farmhouse in Mayagadh, an isolated village, for a vacation. Strange and scary things start occurring right from the moment they arrive. Is Aalia trying to scare them with those “haunted tales” and “uncool pranks” or something really does exist? As the line between truth and fiction blurs, the girls find themselves in a spine-chilling situation.
CAP Series 1&2 : A Birdy Adventure and Oodhi Baba!!
Series: CAP. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,060. Language: Simple English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Part One The mysterious man just offered them candy, that's the last thing Chinky remembers... Now she finds herself locked in a cage with her hands transformed into wings... Part Two Cap duo saw their classmates disappeared inside that shop and never returned. To know what happened to them, Cap duo enters the shop only to find themselves in a place where their feet doesn't touch the ground!
CAP Series 2 Oodhi Baba!
Series: CAP. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,570. Language: Simple English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Cap duo just lost their way and can't find the way back home... How dangerous can that be for two seven year old girls?
Children's Book Sonu's Adventures 1&2
Series: Sonu's Adventures. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: Simple English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Classics, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Sonu's Best Friend Forever - It's the first day of new school and Sonu's Super Scared! Will she make any friends? Will mummy solve her problem? Find out in this illustrated book. Billions In My Heart - Children and Money are two ends that never meet! Therefore, it's essential to teach them about money and savings at young age. And let them learn to create the real wealth.
CAP Series 1 A Birdy Adventure
Series: CAP. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: Simple English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
The plan was simple! Go to the store and buy some articles for a school project. But it turned out into a nightmare when they met a mysterious figure!