Interview with Sham Ra

Who are your favorite authors?
Well it will be J.R.R Tolkein , J.K Rowling ,Darren Shan , Christopher Pike and william shakespeare.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The mystery that lays ahead in the coming day.As everyday reserves us with a new challenge and it what motivates me to do so.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time reading, watching documentary as i love to discover new thing about the world.I also love partying with my friends and have some leisure time with my family.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do it was a short story about a naughty boy Sam who ventured out in a dark forest despite his grand father warning.It was such a nice experience to pour out all of my imagination and putting myself in the characters shoe.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story i read would be the three little pigs.At first i did not really get the goal behind the story however after a second lecture it became apparent to me what the author wished to convey.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The first one would be the Similiration as it has such a depth in it that every time i read it i just get lost in it.
The second would be The return of the king for Aragon is one of my favorite character and in it he step forward and assume all his responsibility as a king.
The third would be Darren Shan the Vampire Prince where Darren face much trouble yet show such determination and complete selfless attitude to help the other despite the fact that his life hold in the balance.
The fourth would be Macbeth where i find that the feeling of greed is so well illustrated that it demonstrate what one could to to achieve one's goal even if the path is the wrong one.
The fifth would be Christopher Pike Magic fire than left me with a deep confusion of what was true and what was not.
How do you approach cover design?
I first look for the keys elements that will relate to the story.As most book are judge by it cover i spend a lot of time finding the best balance as well as trying to view the cover from the reader perspective so as it will be appealing to them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that arouses my curiosity it can simply be an article to a novel.As long as i am attracted to it i will read it.
Describe your desk
My desk comprises of my night lamp and a shelf of books below that i made myself.My pens and a lot of paper piled up.
When did you first start writing?
It would be around the age of 16 but i never really wrote anything concrete until the age of 19 when i started to take a more serious interest in it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is a compilation of short tales of Arot a fictional continent of the ancient world.It is part of a history that i am writing which would unable the reader to understand more about the other books that would come out about the event in Arot.
What is your writing process?
I have no schedule of writing or plan out how i do it. It just come to me in my mind and the moment i find a free time i just let my finger fly and jot down everything.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My imagination just keeps on providing me with endless idea that need to be poured out before i explode with all of it
Published 2014-03-07.
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Books by This Author

Tales of Borseer The Elder (The Mihar)
Series: Tales of Borseer The Elder, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Ancient Civilizations, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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The Mihar were an angel like civilisation that existed in Meiya very long ago. This is the account of this great civilisation and what happened to them