Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Interview with author Samreen Ahsan

1. I have to know...how did you come up with the idea of Hue Castle?
There are lots of qualities in Myra that are very similar to me. Just like Myra Farrow in the story, I'm also intrigued by the castles and palaces. I also enjoy visiting Medieval buildings and churches. And perhaps I can say that I'd also like to meet a Medieval (handsome) prince one day. Don't we all? :) Despite being married and a mother of two girls, I'm still fascinated by Disney stories. 

2. Have you always enjoyed writing? When did you first start writing stories for fun?
I was never a writer. I might be born with the skill but never brushed up my talent till 2012 when I decided I should write a book because suddenly there were characters in my mind who wanted to come out in the world and be written by me. They wanted to be read by the world. So when they were haunting me too much, I decided to write. Yes, the characters haunt you. They don't let you sleep properly unless you write all their stories. Though it sounds like a curse but it's a blessing. You get to meet lots of people in your mind--you go to places you think you might never visit--you do things you think might not be able to do it.

3. Out of all the books you've written, which is your most favorite?
The one I'm currently writing. The second book of [Stolen] Series. 

4. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Never give up. Keep writing. Don't let the characters die in your head. They need to come out. They were born in your mind because they were destined to be written by you.

 History, art and literature are my passions. I love digging out information about prophecies, divine miracles and paranormal events that are mentioned in history and holy books, that don’t sound possible in today's modern world.

Since childhood, I have been into reading and writing—and yes, it can’t happen without imagination, which luckily has no boundaries. Dance and music are also pastimes I enjoy, as well as reading romance fiction. I love to travel and explore historical cities.