Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Pavarti K. Tyler

Welcome to Author Pavarti K. Tyler

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 busy penning her next novel.
Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work preparing for the release of her upcoming novel Shadow on the Wall, a Muslim Superhero Literary Fiction.

Links:
Website: http://www.fightingmonkeypress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/PavartiKTyler
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FMPress
Book Tour: http://shadow-on-the-wall-blog-tour.blogspot.com/

Interview:

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
William Shatner, John Stewart, Harvey Milk, Anais Nin and the Haruki Murikami


What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes, preferably with orange juice and bacon.


One food you would never eat?
anything still wriggling


Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It’s a Muslim Superhero Novel and it’s going to change the world.


What is your dream cast for your book?
Aasif Mahndi as Recai, Ezra Miller as Isik, Cote de Pablo as Darya, Konnie Huq as Maryam, Sarah Ramon as Rebecca


What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin.  I first read it when I was 15.  Titillating and beautiful it opened my world up.  Inappropriate for me to read by most standards, something about the lyrical self awareness of her writing affected me much more strongly than the erotic subject matter she chose.  Eventually her diaries were what truly moved me.  She wrote about things that could be insane and beautiful, sensual and painful, necessary and immoral at the same time.  Her writing challenged me and continues to do so.


Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Yes!  Actually, my friend Mosno wrote a song for the character Darya Yilmaz called Moonless Planet.  It encapsulates her pain and aimless drifting so well.  I couldn’t have asked for a better theme song.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Octavia Butler, Frank Hubert, Anais Nin, Vikram Seth, Jeanette Winterson, Home, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murikami


How do you react to a bad review?
So far all of the negative reviews I’ve received have been thoughtful and honest.  While I may not agree I can’t say I’ve had anything which was maliscious or without some merit.  I try to reply or send a private note to every review I get, positive or negative, to thank the reviewer for taking their time to leave their thoughts.  I hope I’ll be able to maintain that practice should those 1 star reviews ever come rolling in.


If you were a bird, which one would you be?
I would be a goose, they are viscous little monsters!


You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
My house.  I know it’s not exciting but to live without having to pay mortgage every month would change my life.


If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
The Adventures of A Right Brained Accountant


What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
RuPaul’s Drag Race.  I LOVE those crazy Queens so much


What is one book everyone should read?
Stranger in a Strange Land (But you HAVE to read the Un-Cut version)


If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
I would want to be Thalassa, the Spirit of the sea


Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero? 
Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah’s call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?
Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.
In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.


Giveaway Details:
Ebook of Two Moons of Sera & Two Moons of Sera Vol. 2
Open Internationally
Ends 5/16/12

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