A chat with Kevin Missal | Author of Dharmayoddha Kalki / Satyayoddha Kalki | Author Interview

A chat with Kevin Missal | Author of Dharmayoddha Kalki / Satyayoddha Kalki | Author Interview
Earlier in the year, I did the cover reveal for Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Bramha (Released on Nov 15th), which is the long-awaited sequel to Dharmayoddha Kalki. Here is a chat I had with Kevin around that time! Hope you have fun reading it!

1.What should the readers expect from “Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Bramha”? Both who have read Dharmayoddha Kalki and those who haven’t..

Kevin: Lot of twists and turns, double action, double the suspense! 

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2. How does it feel to have a new book published? One that has a well-loved predecessor.. Excited to have reviews pouring in?

Kevin: Yes. I love the feeling. Iโ€™m legit getting mails and messages every day. 


3. Kalki is based on a Hindu mythological character. What inspired you to choose this character as a basis for your books?

Kevin: Because heโ€™s a grounded farm boy from a small village called Shambala who becomes the Avatar this world needs. The story of an underdog is always something I loved. 


4. Do you think mythology is all over the place when it comes to Indian Fantasy books?

Kevin: Yes. Right from Tolkien who took ideas from mythology, to Robert Jordan who took Christian mythology. Everyone takes inspiration from a particular cultures mythology. 


5. Which other genres would you like to venture into the future? 

Kevin: Sci-fi perhaps


6. Which is your favorite genre as a reader?

Kevin: Fantasy. 


7. Any favorite book recommendations? Apart from your own.. of course! ๐Ÿ˜€

Kevin: The Godfather.  


8. Any thoughts on the growing presence of books on social media?

Kevin: I love the idea so many books are being promoted but there should be a quality check of the books that are out there. Lot of them look amateurish. Mine did too but I corrected it in my recent books. 


9. You started writing at a very young age and published your first book at the age of 14.. Any words of wisdom for budding authors? 

Kevin: Just read a lot. Not just books but comics too. 

Rapid Fire

1. Chocolate or Vanilla
– Chocolate 

2. Sea or Mountains
– Mountains

3. Fantasy or Literary Fiction (As a reader)
– Fantasy 

4. Instagram or Twitter
– Instagram 

5. Hollywood or Bollywood
– Hollywood 

6. Black or White
– Black

7. Big City or Small Town
– Big city. 

8. Writing or Publishing (As a profession)
– Writing, no doubt.


Did you enjoy the interview?

Have you tried any of Kevin’s books yet? Tell me in the comments below!

Shilpa

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