Online communication has evolved considerably in the past few years with the eruption of new avenues for social networking and the novel ways of engaging readers. I don’t blog as often as I would like to but I do believe it’s a great way to reach your readers and fans.
Do you have a website? Do you manage it yourself or do you have someone run it for you?
I do have a website and being a professional designer, I designed it myself and manage it on my own. It earned the Preditors and Editors Award. I also have a successful freelance career as a designer and my client base ranges from businesses and corporations to nonprofits and even authors. Authors find it comforting that a fellow author is designing their website who knows the ins and outs of the industry.
What’s next for you?
Actually there are two books that I am currently considering. One is a novel about street children of Pakistan, a book that the protagonist is shown working on in Saffron Dreams and another is a young adult novel about an Indian teen torn between her passion for dancing and keeping the family business alive.
Thank you for this interview, Shaila. Do you have any final words you’d like to share with my readers?
You can find a wealth of information on my website, including a reading guide, excerpt, reviews, and buying information. For those with comments and questions, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you mention Blogcritics, you will receive a free e-book called A Taste of Saffron, containing recipes of dishes mentioned in Saffron Dreams. Readers who sign up for updates on my website will get a free excerpt of my 2005 book, Beyond the Cayenne Wall.