Today is an exciting day. You may be asking why it’s any more exciting than a typical day. Well, today we (Thrice Read) get to give you guys an author interview with the very talented Heena Rathore P.
You may remember that we posted about her and her upcoming book Deceived earlier this year. If you can’t remember and would like a refresher, you can find the post here!
So, for today’s post I got to put my journalism hat back on and find out a little more about Heena Rathore P.
Thrice Read: You’re also a book blogger. Do you feel as though blogging has played into your writing at all?
Heena Rathore P.: Yes, definitely. In fact, I’d say that blogging, especially book blogging, has played a major role in my writing. Having no technical education in Writing or even English as a language (English is not my first language), it was due to blogging that I was able to understand the craft better. I spent hours pouring over the blogs and interacting with authors and other aspiring writers and in the process made some excellent friends that really helped me grow as a writer.
Also, it helped me get recognized as a serious writer among my writer friends and I started getting honest feedback on my short pieces of writing that helped a lot.
Blogging about books also helped me tremendously as it made me serious about reading books and helped me develop a habit that enables me to read around 100 books a year even when I’m working on my books. And it also helped me understand the technicalities of writing as a craft.
TR: If you were stranded on an island and you could only bring one book or series, what would it be?
HRP: Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I can read and re-read it N number of times.
TR: Deceived sounds pretty dark based on its synopsis. What inspired it?
HRP: Mostly my inner demons, but also and a fanatic liking of slasher movies and an odd obsession with psychopaths and their thinking process.
TR: Your Goodreads lists Stephen King as one of the writers that’s influenced you most. Do you feel like his writing kind of steered you in the direction you took in writing Deceived?
HRP: Not exactly, but his books and dark writing did make me feel better about my style of writing (and also my way of thinking.) His books give me a sense of comfort and make me feel, over and over again, that it’s okay to do what I am good at.
TR: What was the biggest obstacle you faced while writing Deceived and how did you overcome it?
HRP: I wouldn’t go as far as calling it an obstacle, but I did have a hard time coping from the nightmares I had for months while writing the diary entries of the psychopath. It was difficult, but I’d do it all over again if need be.
For more information on Heena Rathore P.’s upcoming book Deceived and its release you can check it out on its Goodreads page.