An Interview With Paromita Goswami (TheBookClub Blog Tour)

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1.     How did you get the idea of writing this Paranormal The Clockmaker?

It was Diwali and I visited a saree store to make a purchase. Just opposite the shop was a clock repair shop, small and dingy. It was a stark contrast to the shop where we were sitting.  After my purchase, I settled down to observe the shop outside while my friends continued with their shopping. I saw a man sitting very quietly with a sunken look on his face. Surprisingly it seemed to me, he was surrounded by clocks yet the time was running against him. And that’s how the protagonist of my book, Ashish was inspired. Not very far away sat his son. Young and energetic yet so much bound. A guy his age should be wasting their time elsewhere rather in this shop and that’s how I got the character Vicky for my book.

Now the paranormal part came into my mind when I saw this was the only shop in the neighborhood that bore the deserted look. As if it was cursed in a way. So I weaved a plot around it and The Clockmaker was born.
I see that there are many characters in the blurb of the story. How are so many characters connected to each other?
Ashish, Lata, and Vicky are family while Kavya is Vicky’s love interest. Rashmi is Lata’s childhood friend.
2.     This is a series. How do you plan your series? How many books are in this series.
Actually, the JUNGLE THEME is my series. The Clockmaker is a standalone novel, Book 1 of this series. Jungle and their stories have always fascinated me and that’s how this theme which is a blend of supernatural and occult was born. I have planned ten stories in this series. So let’s see how it shapes up. However, I am very excited about all my stories of the series.
3.     You write children’s books, Paranormal and many others. Which is your favorite genre to write in and why?
Yes, my writing is not genre specific. And hence my readers are also not the same sometimes. A person who enjoys kid’s book doesn’t always enjoy a women fiction or a paranormal. But I had been lucky to have a few who have enjoyed all my writing. And I really consider them my asset. I am so thankful to them. They are the ones who inspire me to go on with my passion and write what my heart wants me to.
So I am not partial towards one genre.
However, women fiction and literary fiction is my forte and I feel more at home there. You will find the genre in all my writings, camouflaged.
4.     What message would you give to all aspiring authors?
Aspiring writers you are the one the world is waiting for. So let your stories out and rock the world.
About The Author

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Paromita Goswami is a writer and storyteller by passion and a rebel by choice. She says the world is full of stories and as a writer, she loves to pen them down. Her work is not genre specific. From literary fiction to children book to paranormal thriller and women fiction, Paromita Goswami‘s books offer a variety of life to her readers. Besides writing, she is also the founder of a reading club that enhances book reading habit in children. She lives in central India with her family. 

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The ClockMaker

Can you change destiny? What if you can?
Ashish, a passionate clockmaker is frustrated with his life – financial insecurity, his ongoing nightmares and his family, wife Lata and son Vicky, are driving him crazy.
Lata is having a tough time in life with her arch-rival, Rashmi. Vicky wants to be a biker than rather join the family legacy of the clockmaker. He also has a crush on Kavya who is more interested in supporting her family than romancing around.
Lately, Ashish starts hallucinating things. The black hooded man, who traumatizes him in the nightmares, warns him of dire consequences if he doesn’t return the timepiece that was given to Ashish by his father at his deathbed. Burdened with despair, Ashish wishes he could change his destiny and end all his miseries. By sheer chance, he discovers the power of the timepiece. Ashish was still figuring out what to do with it when an incident shatters his life completely. Without second thoughts he uses the power of the timepiece to change his destiny. But, can he really change it?
Amid the chaos of the busy by-lanes of the East Delhi unfolds a paranormal, supernatural, Indian drama that will leave you thrilled.

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