Douglas Misquita is a thriller writer from India. Inspired by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, his desire is to write and tell entertaining stories. Find out more at his website.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, I’m from India but my influences are outside India; that’s why my stories aren’t (for the moment) based in India. I work as a project manager in the wireless communications industry and when I’m not in office, reading, music and movies are what I spend most of my balance time with. I’m fascinated by places that have played a role in the development of civilization and our beliefs, and places that are associated with unexplained mystery, and hope that I can visit most of them in my lifetime.
What made you first decide to become a writer?
In 1993, I picked up a copy of Jurassic Park and was fascinated by Michael Crichton’s ability to transport the reader into the fiction and make it so believable. I wanted to do the same: take readers on a thrill ride and make them believe, if even for a few hours, that the events in the story were unfolding before their eyes.
Can you tell us about your latest book?
Haunted is a no-holds-barred action-thriller. It traces a set of events that occur over a period of three days in the lives of FBI agent Kirk Ingram and LAPD detective James Connor and features the rawest and purest form of action-entertainment: gun battles, car-chases, explosions, fist-fights (on land, in the sea and in the air), revenge and double-agents all told in a manner that the reader feels he or she is watching a movie.
What inspired you to write it?
I was inspired by big-scale action movies. I thought up the best and most-loved action sequences and strung them together in the form of a story.