Greetings! I'm very excited to announce that my next book, The Edge of Mortality, is now accepting pre orders on Inkshares. Inkshares is a crowd funding platform that allows me to pitch my book to hundreds of potential readers, who may pledge support for a particular project if they like what they see. Read more… Continue reading The Edge of Mortality – now accepting pre orders!
Mr. Independent Dear diary, I spend ten minutes in quiet contemplation. Call it a moment of silence in preparation for an act of utmost creativity. You see, I’ve lugged my half-naked carcass out of bed at seven in the morning and without even taking a second to rub my eyes, I've had to go… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 3)
What it takes to make a home Dear Diary, I sit here in a vacant chair at a strange airport, feeling the weight of dirt and grime of three continents on my skin and hair. Home never felt more far away this moment, as the air felt warm and balmy as it washed my face.… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 2)
Leaving on a jet plane Dear Diary, Constancy has a sadistic way of changing, constantly. Life changing things happen to all sorts of people, all the time. Things that made me not want to get out of bed, things that kept me from going to bed in the first place. Don't think for a minute… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Chapter 1)
Author's note I'm too young to write a memoir. But I have an awesome story to tell. You see, almost nine months back, I left my home back in the warm climes of Western India and moved thousands of miles away to the United States, and as a result experiencing the joys of leading a… Continue reading Diaries from Suburbia (Author’s note)
Inspiration is everywhere. A coffee cup. A winter ravaged tree. The apple seed you just threw away. Dog poop. A smashed car. The point is, anything and everything in the world around us is inspiring. *feels small* Inspiring enough to write a story. The biggest complaint some writers have is that they have nothing to… Continue reading Open your eyes
I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is no spoon. *dodges bullets* For folks who did not get the obscure Matrix reference, don’t fret. For those who did, *high five*. As human beings, all of us have stories to tell. Stories are born when our inherent creativity meets a general happening that we… Continue reading Writing that perfect beginning
After weeks of weighing the pros and cons, I've finally decided to separate out my social media avenues in a quest to better promote and manage my work - as an author and publisher - in the new year. As a start to this process, I have acquired a new twitter handle - @authormihirk, and… Continue reading New twitter handle: @authormihirk
I was digging through some of my old pieces and came across an idea that I'd shelved for a while. I spent some time today cleaning up the old piece and wrote up a sample chapter based on the idea I had, a book loosely titled 'Clean Slate'. I'm sharing it here, would appreciate feedback.… Continue reading Clean Slate: A work in progress
I'm offering a holiday discount for the Kindle version up until the end of the year, making At First Sight available for $0.99 (that is the minimum price Amazon requires me to set, else I would have made it available for free). Amazon works in mysterious ways; the price is fluid based on demand, so… Continue reading Holiday discount: Kindle editions of “At First Sight” at $0.99 or less!