Interview with Author Jamie Smartkins

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself. How did you get into writing?

  I am an Indian science fiction author, blogger, and YouTuber. After having over a decade of experience in the software industry, I moved into the world of writing. I   also love studying astrology and palmistry in my spare time. I started writing fantasy stories as I believe creative art in any genre is the ultimate form of abstract science. 

  Writing is one of the best ways to express the creative skills of an individual. When I watched the movie Honey I Shrunk The Kids’, I wanted to be a fantasy sci-fi writer. I started writing poems as a kid which helped honing my writing skills. 


2) What inspired you to write your book?

  When I was a kid, I watched a sci fi show named Johnny Sokko And His Flying Robot, I was simply amazed. I envisioned that I will write a science fiction story   someday. And when I watched Honey I shrunk the kids, I decided that I will be a fantasy writer as well. But I got the real inspiration in writing when I started     reading books of Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, R L Stevenson, R M Ballantine and Jules Verne.

3) What theme or message do you hope readers will take away from your book?

  In this day and age, people are so much busy in life. After reading my book, my readers should feel motivated, entertained, get to know some scientific concepts (soft scifi) and a fantasy theme blended together and get a positive message all the way.

4) What drew you into this particular genre?

  I love fantasy and scifi genre mainly because of the following elements which form the base of this genre. I get an opportunity to create fantasy world building with mystical, mythical creatures and characters. Also presence of magical element adds flavor to the story and finally the most       important point – this genre enlightens creativity not only to the author but also to the readers.

5) If you could sit down with any character in your book, what would you ask them and why?

   I would definitely like to meet my favorite character Sprinkle Sparkle and ask him to take me for a ride across the entire world. 

6) What social media site has been the most helpful in developing your readership?

   The site ‘Medium’ is very helpful. I generally read articles related to science, technology, books, motivation and personal development.

7) What advice would you give to aspiring or just starting authors out there?

  Start somewhere. It doesn’t matter if you are a kid, teenager, adult or a senior citizen. The biggest challenge lies in the motivation. It’s hard to feel motivated   after day’s work and then planning to write. Always feel motivated, dream high and whenever your mind gets inundated with creative ideas, just write it down on a   piece of paper. You can then write on that creative stuff later when you are free. Try to write at least 500 words a day whenever you are planning to write.

8) What does the future hold in store for you? Any new books/projects on the horizon?

  I don’t ponder too much upon the future. I am currently blogging and like making motivational videos. Yes, I started working on my the next fantasy scifi book.


About the Author

Jamie Smartkins ,a fiction author, voracious reader and a dreamer. He would like to take his audience on a journey to attain and empower knowledge and acumen that are quintessential forms of survival and success in this day and age through his writing , blogging and motivational thought process and make his the readers the smartest people around.


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