Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pavarti K. Tyler Author Interview

Book Nerd Interview

Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway.

Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry as a freelance accountant for several international law firms. She now operates her own accounting firm in the Washington DC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not preparing taxes, she is hard at work as the Director of Publicity at Novel Publicity and penning her next novel.

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Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

Not particularly. I always wrote to a certain degree and creative writing assignments were decidably my favorite. When I was in high school I dated a fella who was both smarter and more talented than me (he still is). I enrolled in creative writing so we'd have an elective together and found that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Even when our relationship ended I continued to write.

What’s one thing that readers would be surprised to find out about you?

I'm a tax accountant in real life.

What was the greatest thing you learned at school?

That I could talk just about anyone into anything, including talking professors out of assignments and into whatever project I was interested in instead.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

Sometimes everything you write is crap, just keep writing, eventually you'll find your groove.

Can you tell us when you started Shadow on the Wall, how that came about?

I started Shadow on the Wall after a friend (that same fella from high school I mentioned above) put out a call on his blog for people to write a Middle Eastern Superhero story. After writing about 5000 words I realized I had a lot more to say then I'd realized. NaNoWriMo approached and I decided to go for it. Next thing I knew I had most of a book finished.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your characters?

I was surprised to find that I was writing a story about women. The Main Character is a man and most of the story occurs around his journey, but the point of the book, the real meat of it, is about the women characters. It just wasn't possible to authentically write the story I wanted to tell from a woman's POV. It had to be about the man, because it's his journey and realizations that the reader has to experience in order to get the deeper meeting.

When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie?

"How are you?" I've been suffering from a severe anxiety attack for about 4 months now. I'm functional to a certain degree from behind the screen but in person I'm a hot mess. If you meet me dropping my kids off for school and ask me how I am, I'm going to lie.

What’s your most missed memory?

Sleeping in a hammock on the beach in Mykonos Greece. Ahh I'd do that again in an instant.

What's the worst summer job you've ever had?

"Thank you for calling Glamour Shots, Springfield Mall. How can I help make your day more beautiful?"

When was the last time you cried?

Remember above when I told you about the anxiety disorder? You're lucky I'm not crying now J

Most horrifying dream you have ever had?

I have a fear of invertebrates. I have a recurring dream of said invertebrates wriggling into various orifices while I'm immobilized. I tried to phrase that sanitized as possible so I don't pass the dream on.

Where can readers stalk you?

My blog is all ages: http://www,fightingmonkeypress.com
My tumblr is 18+ only: http://pavartidevi.tumblr.com/
My Fan Page needs your likes: https://www.facebook.com/#!/FMPress
My Twitter likes friends: http://twitter.com/#!/PavartiKTyler
My Google+ is random: https://plus.google.com/?gpinv=JFSVnKSj7Uk:FdjR-3NCJW8#me/posts

Rape. Murder. Extortion. All in a day's work for the nefarious RTK, the brutal, self-appointed morality police controlling modern Elih, Turkey. In these dark times who can stand against their iron-fisted rule?

Enter Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?

Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The Sand Storm Chronicles, which tells the epic transformation of a complicated man from mogul brat to . . . superhero.

You can purchase Shadows on the Wall at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Pavarti for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of Shadows on the Wall by Pavarti K. Tyler.
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  1. I read Just Listen by Sarah Dessen last year and it truly impacted my life. It showed me that music can come in any form, like for example music can be water from the faucet, which is something oddly strange to consider. Also I learned that it is a universal thing that everyone from different cultures can bond together with.


  2. I read Saving June by Hannah Harrington a while ago and it touched me deeply :)

  3. I liked 'feel the fear and do it anyway' I never considered that maybe fear wasn't helpful, and that everybody is scared of doing things at times. It really gave me the push I needed to just take a deep breath and do something, even though I was scared. Fantastic book!

  4. Of course! The Giver. I read it when I was just a grade schooler. It was a time when I thought that everything's great, you know, like life is funny all the time. But after reading it, it gave me a lot of thinking to do. I realized a lot of personal things. :)

  5. I have read a lot of stories over the years, but I don't think any have impacted on my life in a significant way. However, there's always a first time and maybe there is one in my future that will.

  6. T_________T I think I have that anxiety disorder too :'( and I definitely lie answering THAT question all the time...

    OH MY GOD!!! lol that job... sorry :P

    And jeap Jean, reading 2 books exactly, not only changed my life but saved it in the first place...
    The story is a bit personal but I'll tell you the 2 books that are part responsible of said change...

    Dark Song by Gail Giles
    If I Stay by Gayle Forman

  7. The book that change my life was The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons, it's a beauty! It was a rollercoaster full of emotions!

  8. Ok i know this is gonnasound corny and all but twilight is the book that actually got me into reading and I love it...I mean I use to read when I was in middle and High school but that was 10years ago and I had stopped reading till a couple of years ago once I started I couldnt stop!! lol thanks for the giveaway!

  9. yep
    david / a dutch historical ya

  10. Harry Potter, got me reading again :-)

  11. Love the giveaway thanks a million:)) Changed my life well no not really one book they all have!!;))

  12. There have been so many books.. Their little things impact me in so many ways.. You can always learn.. :3

  13. The Help has really changed my life and made want to stand up for what i believe in. :)

  14. Thanks so much for hosting me Jean! Books that have affected me is such a hard questions! Anais Nin's writing really changed my life. She showed me that crazy and beautiful aren't mutually exclusive!

  15. Yeah, I was The fault in our stars by John Green. This book made me love my life and enjoy each day!

  16. King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak. It's my favourite childhood book and it was something that should wait for me till I'm adult... I read it over and over again and it changed my thoughts about people. I grew up too fast because of this one! Everyone should read it I think...

  17. nope... but i have not read many books...

  18. Percy Jackson and the the Lightning Thief-it inspired me to start writing!

  19. Harry Potter got my love of reading back :) Thanks for the giveaway!