Interview with Jeff Tikari

What do your fans mean to you?
Every thing. They are the ones that will buy and read my books.
What are you working on next?
Another book (fiction)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am an early riser - plus my dog jumps into my bed at 5.30 a.m. and licks my face.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am also a doctor and so do a lot of medical reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
From a number of sources, but mainly Amazon (Kindle).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes in Junior School.
What is your writing process?
I write with 'word' on a PC
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
They were mainly fairy tales.
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies and fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Grew up in the forests of Bihar (India) and this has a marked influence on my writing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been a wonderful find. I depend very heavily on them.
Published 2014-05-21.
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Books by This Author

The Billennium Saga
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Overall the book discusses and promotes self help in personal improvement; the thought process, the power of the subconscious, and new ideas on how one can cure grave diseases. The Godlike power of the subconscious and its absolute control on ones lifespan.
She Shed a Tear
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Basically a love story with all the twists and turns of real life. Secret love between a college going Hindu boy and a Muslim girl.
Compelling Persuasions
Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
collection of poignant, fresh, and delightful short stories
Kali's Infatuation
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Short stories that will keep you riveted. Stories you can curl up in bed with
Harry Bilinsky
Price: Free! Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
Short, sharp, piquant, stories that you will find difficult to put down. Especially written for electronic downloads.
Travails of Innocence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Teenage love and pregnancy. Love and sex in a co-ed school. Love and sex in a rural village God Women and their worship
A Compendium of Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 53,910. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a delightful collection of twenty-five crisp and intriguing short stories that will enliven and charm your leisure hours. The writer employs the ‘Today-technology’ of story telling: An economy of words; a simplicity of style; and a tempo and cadence that match the brisk life-style of today. All the stories have an Indian aroma and diaspora
Episodes of Ecstasy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Thirteen ecstatic stories. Stories that will leave an after-taste like that which lingers in your mouth hours after a particularly tasty meal.Stories to mull over, to assimilate, and to enjoy. All in all, a grand read!
To Sweeten Boredom
Price: Free! Words: 23,610. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crisp, enthralling, and well written short stories to lighten your leisure hours or shorten a long journey.
Laugh Like a Dog - Fiction
You set the price! Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
John Rai, a young Anglo-Indian boy weds the daughter of Ranjit Rowal, a wealthy Hindu industrialist. The story details the insults and abuse John tolerates. Tom and his young sister come to live in the Rowal mansion. The dignified and haughty Ranjit is infatuated and lusts after the young girl. John gradually forces acceptance by the family.The young girl, Sally, is his trump card.
Aroma of Orange Pekoe - Non-fiction e-book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,670. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2008. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
The life and living; the entertaining and ways of Tea Planters who made a living in those remote plantations of north-east India in the 1950s. Scots, Brits, and Indians lived in a cohesive society mostly cut off from the rest of the world. They built their own clubs where they danced and entertained; played indoor and outdoor games; drank and lived a rugged life - hunting, fishing and trekking.
The Honey Gatherer - Fiction
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The story is set in a sparsely populated tract of the heavily forested foothills of the Himalayas: an area that lies roughly between India and Nepal and in places is virtually untouched. The ‘Forest People’ of this area have minimal contact with the outside world and dwell all their lives in the forest living off its produce .These are the ‘Wild Honey Gatherers’ – a race almost extinct