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Author Desk Presents Koel Sreejib

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Sharmishtha Basu@ Indie Adda: Tell us something about yourself!
Koel Sreejib:
I have always found this to be a tricky question. Here, let me try.
I am a true blue Bengali, I love my food, my naps, bragging about Bengali literature, watching Ray films again and again and holding an opinion about everything. 

Sharmishtha Basu @ Indie Adda: Is it your first book?
Koel Sreejib:
Yes, it is.

Sharmishtha Basu @ Indie Adda: Tell us something about your book.
Koel Sreejib:
Aqson Level 1 is a fantasy novel.
This book is about a game played between angels. One team is led by God and the other is led by Satan. This particular game is set in India and the goal is the Prime Minister’s position.
Among the various species that share this world, angles is one. They look exactly like humans but are far from them. As the two teams begin to play, different angels join each team for specific moves.
All these angels are my favourite characters from Greek mythology, Indian mythology and folklores. The book also has characters that are personified mythical objects, like Pandora’s Box, and other inanimate things.
I tried to maintain a balance between reality and fantasy because the game is as real as Indian politics but the players are fantastical creatures.

Sharmishtha Basu: How does it feel to become a published writer?
Koel Sreejib:
I can’t deny the sense of accomplishment that comes with one’s work being published. In fact, it is magical when you hold your published book for the first time.
However Sharmishtha, for me it has been way more than a published book. It is something too personal. I am extremely happy that I could keep a promise that I had made to someone.

Sharmishtha Basu: Any suggestions for wannabes?
Koel Sreejib:
Don’t be wannabes. Be what you want to be. If I can get a book published when I got it published, then everyone can achieve their goals.
If you want to be a writer then my only suggestion is to read. I have met a lot of writers in the recent past who haven’t read much and ‘am sorry to say that it reflects in their work. You don’t have to read classics if you do not like them. I strongly suggest Noddy and Dr. Seuss (personal favourites). Reading develops your imagination, glossary and confidence. And trust you me, you will need those three.
Good luck! I am sure I will see you around.

Sharmishtha Basu: Where can we find you if we want to read more of your works?
Koel Sreejib:
Please look for me at freshticles.com where I write as a guest blogger. Also Aqson Level II should be available in the near future. You could also find me at Goodreads, .goodreads.com/author/show/15501203.Sreejib

Sharmishtha Basu: Where can we buy your book? Give me the direct link- single link using which we can buy it.
Koel Sreejib:
Aqson Level I is available at almost all the e-commerce sites. Here are the links to,

Amazon India -amazon.in/Aqson-Level-I-Sreejib/dp/194557979X
Flipkart -flipkart.com/aqson-level-english/p/itmekgkt2ttzkvus

You could also check out the book reviews at Goodreads,
goodreads.com/book/show/31172306-aqson-level-i

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Toni Williams Week Day 7- fears

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Day 7: What is one of the most important things you have learned in life?

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that fear plays a huge role in our daily lives. It’s everywhere – at home and in the workplace; in our politics and even in our churches where we are constantly warned of the fiery hell that awaits us for disobeying God and incurring his wrath. We encounter it in our dealings with financial institutions who have the power of foreclosure over our very lives; it’s in the books we read, the movies we watch, the news we listen to every day, there seems to be no end to it. Some of us learn how to use it to our advantage. Others surrender to it and convince themselves there is no hope and no way out of the darkness.

But what I have discovered is that fear can be controlled. It comes and goes, grows and diminishes depending on how you feel and how you live your life. It is important not to try and run away from it or pretend that it isn’t there. You have to confront it. Examine it closely and try and determine the root cause of it. Often you will find that it is your own insecurities that are feeding your fear and causing it to grow. Fear only has the power that you give it.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE: https://wingofdreams.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/toni-williams-week-25th-december.pdf

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Toni Williams Week Day 6- the editor

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Day 6: Tell us about your magazine, the one you are editor of.
Dazzle Magazine was first launched in St. Lucia in 2012 by 123 Digital Ltd. and won the 2013 Innovation Award presented by the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce. The magazine. provides exposure to young professionals, entrepreneurs and established businesses. Oer the years it has featured numerous individuals who all have one thing in common. They are passionate about their business ideas and their career paths, they are determined to succeed and not prepared to give up on their dream. The magazine also has sections on technology, health and wellness and much more. . It is published both in print and online.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE:

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Toni Williams Week Day 5- trolls and dragons!

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Day 5: How do you handle personal criticism?

The first thing I do is try to silence my ego, although to be honest, that’s a lot easier said than done, after all, I’m human. I examine it closely and objectively to see if the criticism is valid. If it is, then the critic has done me a favour by pointing out where I fell short, and I try to acknowledge that. That’s another lesson for me in how to improve my writing. If it’s clear that the criticism was due to a misunderstanding of what I was trying to get across, it generally annoys me but then after that I try to take a deep breath and consider whether it could perhaps have been my fault – which, if it is, I figure the reader has done me favour that I should be grateful for. I resolve to write more convincingly next time. If the criticism makes no sense, or is whimsical and petty, I suck it up, shake my head and try not to let it get to me or spoil my day. Unfortunately, most times it does.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE:

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Toni Williams Week Day 4- motivations!

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Day 4: What motivates you to write?

The same things that motivate people to converse with each other; the need to connect and interact. For me, writing is a natural way of connecting with other people and sharing the experiences, insights and lessons I’ve learnt along the way. I find that I’m able to articulate my inner thoughts and feelings even more comfortably with my pen than I do in ordinary speech. Often, when something or someone captures my attention or touches me deeply my first reaction is to write about it, rather than speak about it.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE:

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Toni Williams Week Day 3- dread series

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Day 3: Tell us about Book 2

I’m now working on book two of the series. I expect to complete it in time for release during the month of March. At the moment, I’m focused on promoting Between Two Fires. It’s available as an ebook and paperback at all major online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE:

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Toni Williams Week Day 2- between two fires

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Day 2: Tell us about your novel, the first volume in the series.

Between Two Fires is a mystery novel and the first volume of the trilogy Dread Desires. It’s a fun and entertaining read full of mystery and suspense. It’s tale of interracial romance, betrayal and revenge, and it’s a captivating read based on the feedback I’ve been receiving from readers. It is set on Elysian Island, a fictional retreat for the superrich in the Caribbean. It revolves around Rudy Philips, a handsome British journalist and a charmer who becomes romantically entangled with a married woman. She’s also a smart and sophisticated businesswoman and runs her own international stock trading firm. she’s not the sort of woman Rudy is used to dealing with. He finds himself confronting an issue that men are increasingly having to contend with in relationships; what do you do when you are faced with a woman who is independent-minded and empowered, knows exactly what she wants and is intent on being true to herself and her ideals.

For anyone who has had enough of predictable and formulaic murder-mysteries and feels like reading something different, Between Two Fires offers just that. And because the story is set in an exotic and ‘closed’ environment unfamiliar to most readers outside of the Caribbean, this enhances the mystery element of the story and adds to the suspense. Most of the reviews so far have been positive.

Here is a little booklet containing whole week and a LITTLE MORE:

Click to access toni-williams-week-25th-december.pdf