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The first in a series, Storm is a twists-and-turns thriller driven by compelling characters challenged by dangerous forces, both external, internal, and eternal.
Evan Storm had been confronted by his past (an unpleasant one at that) in his dreams, and now in his waking life. He is struggling to reconcile the evil that lurks in his soul. Shadow Hex is his new neighbor, who also fears a dangerous past – her former fiancé who works for the Secret Eye Agency (which is as shadowy and sinister as it sounds). Does Shadow hold the key to Evan’s redemption? Is redemption even possible?
I recently did an author interview with Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu. I have read this book and I highly recommend it. It has everything you would ever want in a book and then some.
Where did you come up with the storyline for Storm?
It was literally my first day of college, on the drive over. The storyline developed over time, but the key elements have been there since day one.
Will there be a sequel?
Yes! I’m currently working on the second book which is titled Shadow. Then there’s one more after that, at least.
Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
I think it sincerely hurts writers. I personally believe that being humble and learning to take criticism will help you grow as a writer and help you create better stories. For instance, I love Storm but as I’m writing the second book, I’m realizing that it’s so much better than the first one. That allows me to be more innovative because I know I haven’t reached all my potential in delivering the best story there is to tell. When it comes to readers, not everyone’s going to enjoy your work and with having a big ego, it’ll ruin you. You can be the greatest artist, musician, an actress of all time, but if you have this big ego, it will destroy you, no matter how much you think you have it under control.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
My main research involves cognitive behavior and the 1900s for this series. Sometimes I’ll spend a couple of hours of researching and this is in parallel to writing. I don’t do any research before beginning a book because most of the time, the minor details don’t come into play until later on and those are the instances when I stop writing to get a better understanding of what those details are in reference to real life.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
That’s a tough one. I haven’t been able to just focus on writing a book. It took me eight years to get Storm ready for publication. This was with two major edits. So, it took me a solid two years to make changes for the second round of edits. I started the sequel in May and I’m only halfway done. I really want to complete one book in a span of three months but I don’t think it’s in the cards for me to do that.
Born and raised in California, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu always had an insatiable appetite for reading and writing. She would often be reprimanded for working on literary ventures when she should have been paying attention to teachers. In addition to being a highly accomplished writer, Sidhu is a passionate businesswoman, holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and running a women’s clothing company with her younger sister.
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Official author website: gurpreetkaursidhu.com
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