Tell us about The Best Seller She Wrote.
It is a genre I call romantic intrigue, a coming together of the world of human relationships and counterfeit pleasures of an illicit liaison.
How did the idea come about?
At a previous litfest, I had a discussion with other writers about a book as a product of another author’s illicit liaisons. That’s where the idea arose.
Why the switch from banking?
I wrote my first book with the intent of being remembered for posterity. Success made me greedy and I kept writing.
Who has been your inspiration as a writer?
My readers. The more they read, the more it inspires me to write.
Are your books based on real-life experiences?
Yes, I borrow heavily from real life. Even here, you can relate to a lot of things.
Any readers’ feedback?
I was rewarded when a reader said I have improved hugely with each book. The books have been appreciated, which has been quite a heart-warming thing.
Your work has won several awards.
I would choose sales over awards any day. An award only gives you the ability to write “award-winning author” next to your name on the cover of the book.
You have also been compared to Jeffrey Archer.
It is a huge honour and a big responsibility.
What was your biggest challenge when delving into alternate careers?
I prioritise my time so that I give both my job and writing adequate focus, having to leave out activities like socialising and watching TV.
Any books planned for the future?
Oh yes! I have a thriller and a short story anthology coming out in 2016.