Interview with Padmaja Chakrapani

What is your e-reading device of choice?
PC
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Through internet, friends, facebook,linkedin
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I hail from a journalist family. My father Sri Naradar Srinivasa rao was a popular journalist, Editor, Publisher and international photographer. His encouragement has made me a journalist. When i stood first in English in my college days my lecturers in Pondicherry university and Anna university initiated me to write for journals.I have been writing stories, articles and drawing cartoons for many journals in India. My first story was published by a leading Tamil journal Kumudam , when i was just 16. My cartoons were published in Indian journals,when i was just 9 years old. A German news agency engaged me as consultant and this made popular in various countries.I should thank Sri Madhwacharya, my Holy Guru for all my sucess.
When did you first start writing?
At the age of 16.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was in a dilemma with worries and at that time I prayed Sri Madhwacharya, the greatest saints of our century . Like a magic wand he cleared my enemies from my vicinity . This rejoiced me very much. So, as a thanks giving gesture i decided to write the book Madhwa Saints in India.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Good words from my language teachers and blessings of my scintillating Guru Sri Madhwacharya.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a nice way to publish. simple and quick .Great.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get many appreciations from all over the world.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are God sent gift to me.
What are you working on next?
Other subjects on management and power sector.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sri Madhwacharya in sanskrit and James Hardley Chase.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To worship God.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I visit temples, pray and meditate. I watch cricket.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
internet and smashbooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes when i was 16years old in in PUC i wrote it without telling my parents or friends. I posted it secretly in a post box at 3am near my house.Only when it was published entire family were rejoiced with surprise.
What is your writing process?
First i prepare some notes and gather information from books and friends. Then i will sit to write. Rewriting and editing happens sometimes.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story by Sujatha inspired me also to write.
How do you approach cover design?
It should be catchy and graceful.
What do you read for pleasure?
About films and stars.
Published 2015-06-12.
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Books by This Author

Quality Assurance and Value Engineering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Essay » Business
For business managers and engineers.As quality is the criteria for management and production this book reveals the importance of quality and methods to follow practically.Value engineering is an art to be followed for perfection and the details given here vividly.