Interview with PS Raaj

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dreams and thoughts, these are the things which make me wake up everyday. I constantly keep reviewing them, trying to figure out the best way to put them on paper. And the joy which I get out of it is boundless!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work in IT
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Trough various websites, reviews and personal recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, it was a short story, actually a single episode about surviving an apocalypse.
What is your writing process?
Its all about getting "into the zone" and then start typing, be it on my computer, iPhone or the iPad.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I do and it was during my childhood. It was the famous novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. MY summer holidays just began and it was one quite afternoon, I was very relaxed and extremely excited about the long summer break and this book provided the perfect start. It was then that I decided that I would write a novel someday.
How do you approach cover design?
For me, the cover needs to reflect the story and be very simple and straightforward. The best covers which I can recollect are Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon, Deception Point by Dan Brown. I paid professional service to do me a cover design and quite pleased with the result.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) Deception Point by Dan Brown - This was exciting from start till the end. I loved the conspiracy theory involved along with Nasa's involvement. I read this over and over and love this book compared to other populars from the same author.

2) The adventures of Tom Saywer by Mark Twian - The same reason which I listed above, this was the first book and it was the one which introduced me to the world of authors and their amazing imaginative minds.

3) If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon - This was the first adult novel which I read and it had me on the edge. Mr Sheldon is one of my favourite authors and I read every novel which he has written.

4) Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon - The way the author handles multiple personality disorder is simply brilliant. That combined with a gripping story made this one of my favourite

5) The Time Machine by H.G.Wells - A classic masterpiece!! Science fiction at its best plus time travel, what's not to like!! I have written many short stories involving time travel and soon I will review some and publish them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything, from a latest novel to a comic book on my iPad. I read anything which gets my attention.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPhone and the iPad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
This is the first time, so I am trying Smashwords and Amazon Kindle.
Describe your desk
Messy, it has my Laptop, additional computer screen plus all my Apple devices.
Published 2016-10-05.
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Books by This Author

Memoirs Of A Lucky Indian Lottery Winner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,390. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
What happens after you win the lottery, all the amazing things which you can do when the burden on making money is lifted off your shoulders!! Join me on the most amazing journey about this once-in-a-life-time experience and know all of it - the madness, cars, girls, travel, gadgets and the insane interest which you earn every month from your windfall.