Interview with Ampat Koshy

What are your favorite books, and why?
The Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird, Anna Karenina, Brothers Karamazov and Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales are a few. There are many more. I look for great writing and profundity.
What do you read for pleasure?
Humour, and posts on facebook, more recently.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle for laptop or pdf.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Personal marketing on facebook through networking and friendships.
Describe your desk
A table with a nice wooden finish.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram and this has influenced my writing the most. In my imagery and use of music, in my thought and forms and structures, in everything the influence is marked.
When did you first start writing?
Age four.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest one is a long poem about the relationship between an artist and his muse or artists and their muses and has not been published yet but is based on real inspiration.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like DIY
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Ebooks are cheap and people like reading pdfs and the different formats available here so my first book here is doing rather well.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing brings out the best in me. The real me is in my writing as I write from my heart,
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to me, they keep me going. My readers make it worthwhile for me to go on.
What are you working on next?
An anthology of poems with Reena Prasad called the Rejected Anthology and a novella or three, a collection of short stories and a drama.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list but Harper Lee has to be named.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Poetry composition.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking of writing?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. But I remember my first novel.
What is your writing process?
A flow from my unconscious self.
Published 2014-11-14.
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