Interview with Roy T James

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, any unpopular topic interests me a lot. and therefore there is never a dull period!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am attracted to discussions on current affairs and that is a goldmine, as far as discovering a new topic to ponder.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As a small boy, I remember going to sleep listening to stories from my father. He will pick up some book, usually a novel (He had a good collection, Pearl S Buck, Perry Mason, etc) and my oldest memory is of 'My son, my son' by, I think 'Howard Spring'. That was taxing sentimentally and I was in tears for many days.
How do you approach cover design?
I am yet to graduate into the deeper questions of book writing, being a novice of sorts. So far I have been finding the choice of designs available at the many (helpful) websites adequate.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1 State (I do not remember the exact title) by Thomas Jefferson, in which the Jeffersonian state is defined. USA is a great country because it is a Jeffersonian state.
2 The Healing Knife, autobiography of Dr George Sava, a pioneer of plastic surgery. It is a moving story of the doctor developing such techniques to correct the deformities of a traipse artist, romantically involved.
3 Fall from Grade by Lapierre, generates instant sympathy with the protagonist.
4 A Stone for Danny Fishcer for its 'unrobbinsness'
5 The Elegy written in a country Churchyard, hailed as the best lines ever written in English language.
Published 2015-02-27.
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Books by This Author

Homo-Posterus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is about a young inventor's journey in time. He goes to 3000 AD and meets with the future humans. He happens to learn certain horrible stories of our coming years before reaching the point of no return.
Hubs that Provoke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,740. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A collection of observations, especially covering the irrational in our life.
CASTE : The Unexplored Territories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Caste is a relic of dark ages. It did not evolve into a modernized version in the natural course of events as the people of India were not the real custodians of Indian society, having been under foreign rule for many years and those rulers finding great use in caste. Why it still clings on to India, when rest of the world are free of remnants of bygone eras, is analyzed here.
The Unsure Male
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,960. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Research & Methodology
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Look at males of any species. It is not difficult to see that the areas they monopolize are, invariably, careless attitude, unprofessional approach or aggressive behavior. Most of us readily attribute this to evolution. How? Why? The answer to these questions surprisingly is the answer to all that is happening in the world, especially the violent nature of many of our societies.
Glimpses of Autobiography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A few events, personalities and impressions that would have found a place in my autobiography, if ever I wrote one.