Interview with Jaydeep Shah, Author of Tribulation

16 Jun 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, Tribulation?

Have you ever read a book and thought, “Wow! I wish I’d written that one?”

Tribulation is one of those books for me. It has everything I like: romance, betrayal, humor, action, mild horror, thrilling twists, great characters, and of course, riveting suspense.

Tribulation is about a couple who struggles to escape the place after finding a dead girl wandering in the mansion. They fear more when they see it’s the girl, whom they killed six years earlier.

Tribulation, the first book in Cops Planet Series, is a short introduction to the universe I have created for a huge crime fiction story. On the Cops Planet, readers will enjoy: Exploring the places full of crime, encountering quirky characters, and experiencing some paranormal activities, but especially in Tribulation.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always enjoyed reading books and watching movies. I always wanted to write and publish my stories, but it wasn’t until I wrote my first book: The Revenge (Horror Stories #1).

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

That’s a tough question. But let’s see … Ah! Ok. So, my top five best books that have helped me stay on the track of daily writing are:

1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

2. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

3. Feed by M.T. Anderson

4. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

5. From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

My first guest would be Stephen King. Although I desperately want to read all of his work, I’ve read very few of his books. But you know, he’s excellent at creating scary stuff, especially the villains, that could chill your bones. I would love to know from where he gets inspiration to create the potent, realistic, spine-chilling antagonists.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The favorite thing about writing is developing a fantasy world and characters, with whom readers could fall in love.

What is a typical day like for you?

Sleep around ten or eleven at night. Wake up at five or six in the morning. Get coffee and breakfast. Write at least four hours. Work on editing another story for about two hours. Work on some freelance writing and editing jobs for three hours. Read for an hour, and then watch a movie or a few episodes of a show on Netflix.

What scene in Tribulation was your favorite to write?

Ah! This question, the best one. I’m so thrilled to say that I enjoyed writing the entire book so much that I just can’t express in words. I’m electrified to launch this book, and I want everyone to read it.

Coming to the point, the most favorite part I enjoyed writing in this book was the end. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid I can’t say what’s the end because I don’t want to spoil the fun.

Moreover, I could have added many things in this book to help readers understand more about the characters and specifically their past, but I wanted to try something different. And so, I kept this story short. And based on the post-publication reviews, I would say the end is working perfectly fine in the book. My goal was to hook the readers with the story with a suspenseful ending, and it has come out so good that I’m excited to see people reading Tribulation, and then the sequel Trials—which is coming next year, and will be available for pre-order from next month: July 15, 2020.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Never give up. Live in the present. Enjoy every moment.

Jaydeep Shah is the author of the new book Tribulation.

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