Interview with Pushpa Kurup

What's the story behind your latest book?
Nine birds tell their own story. An ostrich, a crow, a Siberian crane, a puffin, a black swan, a peregrine falcon, an African grey parrot, a peacock and a vulture each with its own unique tale to tell.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like writing, it's one of my major hobbies.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Too early to tell. But I strongly believe that instant publishing on the internet is the wave of the future. Zero expense, zero time lag, zero planetary damage. That's 21st century publishing for you!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When the work is finished, of course. The process is sometimes exciting, but more often tedious, time-consuming, tiring.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love them - wherever they are.
What are you working on next?
Secret...secret..
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to name. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mariama Ba, and Yuval Noah Harari are some of my new-found favourites.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Work, work, work.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
by chance
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, I don't remember. Undoubtedly it was torn to shreds ages ago.
How do you approach cover design?
Get it done by a pro'.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything.
Describe your desk
Cluttered.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Chennai, India and my schooling helped me get acquainted with the English language. It was the beginning of a long love story....
Published 2015-09-10.
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Books by This Author

Sheikh's Last Stoop & Other Avian Tales
Price: Free! Words: 28,230. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
A peregrine falcon in Ras al Khaimah, a back swan in New Zealand, an ostrich, a crow and a few other birds share with us their fascinating tales of adventure. From their evolution to their possible extinction, they trace their past, describe their present and dream of their future. Their special relationship with homo sapiens forms the core of each tale.