Chand Svare Ghei (1976) is a leading IT and telecommunications engineer. He has an extremely broad experienced background including time spent in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Bosnia.
He has written his books in more than twenty countries and he uses reality as his main inspiration as he feels that reality provides even better stories than fantasy. This is the reason why the world he pens is close to ours, but contains various mysterious deviations.
In his early years, his mother introduced him to the world of fiction. This was the beginning of his love for creating short stories. For much of his childhood and youth years he continued writing until an abrupt pause when he reached his twenties. Life demanded other things from him.
Until 2004, when he was traveling to some of the most romantic locations on earth, he was again convinced under the shining moon to re-enter the worlds created by queues of letters.
Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?
Prasvapa is a vivid stories unfolding on the razor edge between dream and reality.
What drove you to write this particular book?
To share stories and joy with others.
What’s your writing regimen? Where do you do your writing?
My books has been written in more than 20 countries around The World. It is a hobby, so I dedicate some time to write every week, not always successfully.
Who are your greatest writing influences?
Herman Hesse, Gita Metha, Jens Bjørneboe, Brett Easton Ellis, Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Ursulla le Guin, Gustav Meyrink, Gert Nygårdshaug, John Fowles and Charles Bukowski.
Is the book in any one particular genre? Is it a genre that’s familiar to you?
No. I try to challenge myself and the reader by writing in a land where I do not know how to write.
How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?
Tried to publish with a small publisher, but the outcome was weak, found out self publishing was a better venue to success.
What self-publishing service did you use? Happy with the service?
Lulu and KDP. They are both pretty good, with its own weaknesses and strengths.
Would you self-publish again?
Yes, writing on my sixth book already.
Any words of advice for those looking to self-publish? Any big missteps/successes?
It is insanely difficult, and I have not by far learned enough about it even after five books.
What’s next on the horizon for you as an author?
The next book I am currently writing about has the working title of: “Kenneth Johansen. Vendetta.” Obviously the title will change in time.