Kevin Missal wrote his first book at the age of 14, and at 22, St. Stephen's College, Delhi graduate is a bestselling author and a full-time writer, with the first two books in his Kalki series being runaway successes. Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu and its sequel Satyayoddha Kalki: Eye of Brahma have sold one lakh copies in under a year. Kevin loves fantasy fiction and has always been a fan of mythology. His books have been featured in publications like The Sunday Guardian, The New Indian Express and Millennium Post.
The moderator for the evening was Himadri, a YouTube and Instagram influencer of repute from Doon Valley.
The discussion was led by Rohan Raj, Co-founder, The Booknerds who grilled Kevin with some candid questions but Kevin Missal answered all questions with aplomb and explained how a contemporary writer has to be involved with everything from creative book cover design, social media campaigns, build a great relationship with editors and publishers and so much more. He said, "I write because I want to convert non-readers into readers".On being asked by other bibliophiles about his foray into writing mythology and fantasy he said, "I am a huge Star Wars fan and always wanted to render the same storyline treatment to Indian mythology."
He also mentioned that his father has played a humongous role in him being inspired to write in the genre.
The session concluded with a book signing session and Neha Raj, Co-founder, The Booknerds presenting the mementoes.
- Information courtesy The Booknerds
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