Interview with Warren Brown

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read which made an impact on me was "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story was filled with action, adventure and suspense. I always look for adventure and excitement in the books I read. This has in turn made me want to keep my readers gripped from the beginning of my stories as well.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My Dad is a writer. He had a great influence on my writings.
I grew up in Calcutta, India and being of British-Indian (mixed-race) origin, it has also had a major influence on my writings.
I belong to the Anglo-Indian or Eurasian community, which originated in India over 400 hundred years ago, when British and European soldiers and merchants married and had affairs with Indian women. The children of these unions came to be known as Eurasians or Anglo-Indians.
The Anglo-Indian community is the only race in India whose Mother-tongue is English, who have a British Ancestor on the male side of the family and who are Christian by faith. The Anglo-Indian community in India has declined in numbers over the years.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing poems, research articles and blogging , when I was seventeen years old. It is now 22 years since I have been writing and publishing on the web.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover needs to reflect the essence of the story in my opinion. Cover design is an art, which I am still learning about. The cover should be able to generate interest in the mind of the reader. The cover is the first visual hook which the readers sees even before the title. The title comes next in the reader's view and mind.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I use my blogs and my author website to do my book marketing, as well as the usual social bookmark sites on the web. I even have a e-newsletter to keep my readers updated on my writings.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book "Travel Man" is based on the freedom of the imagination which we all have, but which remains hidden. In the case of the character in the book, his mind and his vivid imagination play an important role in his survival.
The human imagination does have a very active role to play in our lives.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I enjoy the freedom of indie publishing. I am able to have full control over almost every aspect of getting my work published and ready for my readers to enjoy. I like the speed and the extensive outreach of writing and indie publishing. I have so many ideas for the future and I feel that indie publishing gives me the freedom I need to express my creativity.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I feel that Smashwords has made it possible for me to have my book distributed and available in so many more channels of distribution as well as to a variety of readers worldwide.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing and publishing is that I have the opportunity to give life to my ideas and to express my creativity. Completing and publishing a book is an exhilarating experience for me, every time.
What do your fans mean to you?
Every artist needs someone to appreciate his or her work. My fans are most important to me and I owe it to them to keep on writing and publishing more exciting and thrilling books for them. Thank you fans for liking my work. Have a Happy New Year 2016.
What are you working on next?
My next work is an adventure fantasy series. I hope to have the first book out next month.
Published 2016-01-02.
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Books by This Author

Chrysalis: A Collection of Science Fiction Short Stories
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 48,060. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Chrysalis- A Collection of Five original short stories by Warren Brown.
Mixed Race Identity: Anglo-Indians
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Minority Studies
Anglo-Indians are the only English speaking, Christian community in India, whose Mother tongue is English and who have a Western lifestyle in the sub-continent of India.
Travel Man
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,620. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Travel Man is an ordinary man with the ability to travel through time, space and dimensions solving crimes and having adventures. He escapes his enemies and has the most thrilling adventures in his quest to find his destiny.
Immortal Mortals and other Short Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
This is an interesting collection of nine short stories which contain a variety of themes and situations.
Reasons to Live
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
This is a collection of some of the best Reasons to Live or some of the ways to discover your life purpose.
Keys to the Parallel Universe
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
A meditation and creative visualization program to help anyone to understand and appreciate the Parallel Universe phenomenon.