Interview with Shashwat Johri

 

AUTHOR’S BIO :

He is an award winner published author of the book ‘Bikers’. He has  been awarded as the ‘Best Debutant Author’ by ‘Author Pages’ and his book has been nominated for ‘Author Academy Awards 2019 and also the Readers Choice Awards 2019, TCK Publishing. He is officiating as the Director of Operations, EsquireVJ Publication House. he is also the Novel Writing Captain at My Captain, an IIM Bangalore & NSRCEL incubated organisation. He is doing his graduation with English (Hons) from MS University, Vadodara.

 

1) Tell us something about yourself?

– I am Director of Operations with EsquireVJ Publication House and I am Novel Writing Captain with MyCapatin, an IIM and NSRCEL incubated organisation.

2) How did you start writing?

-I am from a family of authors and so I naturally I developed an insight for it during my childhood. My work was first published in the book ‘Young Expressions’ when I won an inter school completion at the age of 8 years.

3) Tell us your journey so far?

-The journey has been as interesting as my book ‘Bikers’ It feels great when people appreciate my work. I am just 18 years now and I am humbled with such an achievement and I have experienced how much dedicated work output can pay us back!
I have friends visiting and asking me to sign Bikers for them, some people recognize me on the road and take photos, then I was specifically touched by an email appreciating my book ‘Bikers’ from someone I don’t know personally. It was another honour when my first book ‘Bikers’ was placed in the curriculum section of Delhi Public School Gandhidham. So Bikers has taken me on top of the world.

4) Something about your book?

-Bikers is a unique book, very different from other books. Mostly books are limited to one topic or genre, but Bikers has so much more for the readers. It is an interesting read about four teenage friends who for a Gujarat tour on their Bikes. The book is full of humour and fun along with a powerful storyline. Bikers is also about human emotions and the spirit of friendship, about teenage and it also provides lot of knowledge about the vibrant state of Gujarat. Above all, it is about the passion of Biking!

5) Something that keeps you going in this industry?

-The name, fame and social status of an author are more than enough to keep me going in the line of writing, and by next year my second book in the series, ‘Bikers 2’ will be published. I am thankful to organisations like Flipping Pages who provide platform to young authors like us and help in carrying our thoughts and the Book of course to people around the world. Today when everybody is bring unfortunately drawn away from books due to cell phones, Flipping Pages is doing great work in keeping the morale of the authors high because books contribute to the society and social development and people must make read good books as a daily routine.

 

 

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