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Interview with Shubhashish Kerketta

Interview with Shubhashish Kerketta – Author of My Imperfect love story

About the Author:

Shubhashish Kerketta is a fitness freak with an MBA degree, a hopeless romantic, and a soul that finds tranquillity in music and books. Born and brought up in Ranchi, he presently works as a Divisional Accounts Officer for the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IAAD) and is posted in Chhattisgarh. He is an extrovert amongst family and friends while struggling to break the ice with others. He finds his imaginativeness excelling during long walks. His works have also been published with Muse India and Storizen Magazines. 


Q) Tell us about the idea behind the book?

I have always been obsessed with love stories that are full of suspense but ultimately, lead to happy endings. It was my obsession that encouraged me to pen down a story that contains all of the above combined with cinematic moments that would make the readers dive deep in to the ocean of emotions.

Q) How much time did it take in the process of writing?

It took me around a year and a half to complete the book.

Q) What did the process of writing this book teach you?

The process of writing taught me to express my thoughts and emotions better than ever before. Furthermore, I realised that being an author, as exciting as it is, requires a lot of dedication, discipline, patience, and hard work.

Q) What inspired you to write this book?

I have seen and heard about the seemingly inseparable who turned into absolute strangers due to misunderstandings resulting from lack of communication and ego problems. That idea formed the core when I started writing this book. Through my writing, I wanted to showcase the profligacy of unwarranted selfdom and the importance of trust and communication between the two people in love.

Q) 5 books one must read in a lifetime

  • The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
  • Godaan by Munshi Premchand
  • The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  • The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Q) A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?

There is no single book in particular that helped me in writing this one. However, being an avid reader of a variety of books did help me to see new dimensions and express myself better in “My Imperfect Love Story”.

Q) If you have to write a story of any other character than Amy or Shashank who that would be?

The main protagonist ‘Amyra’ or ‘Amy’. I am sure that every reader would be able to connect to her easily!

Q) Which part of the book you enjoyed writing the most?

To be very honest there actually is no single part; rather it’s the entire book that I enjoyed writing. Even then if I have to choose one, I would like to go with the chapter where the suspense kicks in and then the dark plot of grudge and revenge is portrayed.

Q) Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.

Challenging, intimidating, exciting, edifying, and rewarding.

Q) Tell us about your plans? Planning a new book?

Well…I have been blessed with a baby boy recently and my only plan as for now is to enjoy my newfound fatherhood… On the literary front, I have already completed a manuscript and hope it would be available to the readers next year.

Q) What is a literary success for you?

To be able to connect to more readers with every passing day; so much so that strangers may walk up to me (either physically or virtually) and tell me that they enjoyed my work or that my writing made a difference in their life.

Q) A message for all the readers.

No amount of technology can help you see things visually as much as you can envisage through your mind’s eye while reading a book. So, gear up, grab a book (I would be happy if you pick up ‘My Imperfect Love Story’), and explore the amazingly beautiful world that you would not want to miss in this short life.

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