Interview with Tarak Ghosh

What are your five favorite books, and why?
A Tale of Two Cities, Cancer Ward, The Good Earth, The First Circle and Pather Panchali. These books inspired me to dream.
What do you read for pleasure?
Obviously fantasy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
E book marketing. The young generation are more comfortable to read e books than the physical books..
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up at Tarakeswar, India. My father was a dramatist. His writings influenced me to do something different. There was a town library in my little area. I would go there on regular basis. When I read Charles Dickens, I was mesmerized and decided to do something in the world of literature.
When did you first start writing?
I was just a student of standard seven when I started writing. But my first book was published when a student of standard eleven.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest title is "I Am Suzan" It's a fictional story that addresses abuse within the care system and draws the reader into one young girl's plight. I was a journalist by profession and witnessed so many incidents like this. But, what I could not do as a journalist, I tried to do in my book.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The world of publication is a hard nut to crack. One of my author friends advised me to try in another way. Obviously, it was a digital method. She helped me to be an indie author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It gives me a great joy of creating characters and walking with them along the way of life. I think I am playing all the roles what an ordinary person can't do.
What do your fans mean to you?
Good job, enjoyed this story, great twist at the end, did not see that coming.
What are you working on next?
ALONE, A TALE OF AN OLD MAN.
Who are your favorite authors?
Charles Dickens
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My incomplete manuscript.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Watching movies.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, because it was the gate of the world of my imagination.
Published 2017-06-26.
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