Author interview – by Angel Cox (FWG)

September 2nd, 2013

Aymaran Shadow, a paranormal thriller that essays the chilling story of a woman destined to be violated in every lifetime, has opened to enthusiastic reviews by critics and readers alike. Angel Cox, a writer and book lover, interviews Hemanth Gorur, author of Aymaran Shadow. Angel is a sixth grade English teacher at Watauga Middle School in Watauga, Texas, and is very proud to be a part of the Writers’ Anarchy team, an offshoot of the Fiction Writers Group (FWG) on Facebook. Writing is her passion, but meeting new people and finding out their stories is also something she loves to do. Angel’s hope is to bring some of the best writers together and share their real stories, only as writers can tell them. Angel’s stories can be found at http://www.dayinthedark.com. She can also be found on Facebook.

Angel Cox: Hemanth Gorur, a mysterious man from India, has intrigued us with his in-and-out appearances on Fiction Writers Group. It took a bit, but I have finally wrapped up one of the best interviews I have had the pleasure to be involved with. Pour a cold drink, and let’s take a look into the thoughts of the man behind the mask.

Tell us about India.  It is such a mystery to a lot of us.

Well, India’s right now in the top three fastest growing economies, averaging 8% growth for most of the last decade. So, it’s no mystery that people today the world over want to know about it, and many already do know more about India than Indians themselves! Gone are the days when the country was seen as “Oh yeah, that developing country somewhere in the . . . Indian Ocean?” That “Developing Country” (this term really gets my gut!) is now kicking some major ass like you wouldn’t believe. People come here for “medical tourism”, which is a big thing here.  They come for the topnotch surgery/healthcare and take in the incredible sights to boot.

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Author interview – by Yawatta Hosby

June 26th, 2013

Aymaran Shadow, a paranormal thriller that essays the chilling story of a woman destined to be violated in every lifetime, has opened to enthusiastic reviews by critics and readers alike. Yawatta Hosby, a writer and blogger, interviews Hemanth Gorur, author of Aymaran Shadow. Yawatta resides in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. She teaches creative writing through the Adult Education Program, and enjoys connecting with other writers through blogging. With a desire to escape every day life, she creates short stories, novellas, and novels. She has always had a fascination with psychology, so she likes to focus on the inner-struggles within her characters. She’s also an avid reader, her favorite genres being mystery, thriller, horror, and women’s fiction.

Yawatta Hosby: I would like to welcome my special guest Hemanth Gorur, author of Aymaran Shadow. Please enjoy his insightful interview.

Do you have any advice for other writers trying to get published?

For aspiring writers, I’d say, do not write with the market in mind. Of course you need to do your basic research in terms of which genres are crowded and where are the white spaces. But you don’t want to be a me-too. Your work will soon get commoditized. If you want to set yourself up for the long-term, don’t be risk-averse but steel yourself for the hard grind ahead.

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Author interview – by Prathibha Nair

June 26th, 2013

Aymaran Shadow, a paranormal thriller that essays the chilling story of a woman destined to be violated in every lifetime, has opened to enthusiastic reviews by critics and readers alike. Prathibha Nair, an IT professional and upcoming author, interviews Hemanth Gorur, author of Aymaran Shadow. Prathibha has worked with Multinationals and government organizations, as well as smaller organizations for over a decade. Her career has taken her across the globe, with long stints in India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and United States. She is currently working on a collection of short stories in the ‘realist fiction’ genre based on real-life challenges of modern parenthood and travails of working mothers. Based in Dubai, she is a passionate music lover, mother to two beautiful children, wife to an adoring husband and is owned by a cuddly cat named Tweeny.

Prathibha Nair: Welcome, all. I’m chatting up Hemanth Gorur, an ex-IBM-er and author of Aymaran Shadow, a paranormal thriller that has opened to enthusiastic response. A published author and fiction novelist, Hemanth’s recent work (Aymaran Shadow) promises to take the reading world by surprise.

Hi, Hemanth. Thank you for taking the time out for this interview. It’s great to be chatting. So, shall we begin?

Yes, pleasure. Nice to be talking to you too!

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Hmm . . . I’ve been a management professional all through. A decade and a half as a consultant and career strategist. I’ve taken to writing full-time only recently. Back then, I used to write when (and if) I got the time. Now, I sleep when I don’t write! I think that sums up the transition.

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