Saturday, 11 December 2010

Writing a Spy Novel - When the Snow Melts

I have something exciting to announce:

Amaryllis, an imprint of Manjul Publishing, has agreed to publish my novel ‘When the Snow Melts ’.

When the Snow Melts is a spy novel. A thriller. At least, that’s the expectation – that it’ll thrill.

I have always wanted to write a spy novel, though it took me a long time to screw up the courage to even start thinking about writing one. My first novel Hitchhiker was largely based on what I had observed around me and to be honest, did not require much research. It took me a year to write Hitchhiker. When the Snow Melts took me a year as well. However, the research that preceded the writing took me a couple of years. With a spook as its lead protagonist, I had to find out a lot of things before I could even get a fix on the plot. You see, spies are human beings, but they do things very differently, don’t they? As for the organisations which send them out with a licence to kill, they are secretive organisations and do not really like to divulge much information about themselves.

In the next few months, I expect to be working with Amaryllis and its Head of Publishing Sanjana Roy Choudhury in editing my manuscript and getting it ready for publication. For this reason and because I am changing jobs and moving back to India (after over 8 years in the UK), I expect to be able to blog a lot less than I do currently. Please bear with me.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I look forward to reading it. Shanmugham

Anonymous said...

When can we expect this novel?

Sameer said...

This is very good. I have been following ur writings for sometime. When is it the release expected?

Manish said...

very good. I will definitely read When the Snow melts. When will it hits the bookshelves? Also, don't stop blogging - even if you become the Indian avatar of Forsyth!

Manish Choksi

Mahesh said...

Come on, tell us, when will this Spy novel be released. I am looking forward to it so much

Anonymous said...

Great news - looking forward to reading this - when's it due? Venkat

Winnowed said...

Chaps, thanks for the support. When the Snow Melts is likely to be released in the latter half of 2011.

Mark said...

Congratulations! I look forward to reading When Snow Melts

Mark

Rupesh said...

Cant wait for the later half of 2011 to read When the Snow Melts.

Kamal Rai said...

Can you post an exerpt? Cant wait to read when the snow melts

Anonymous said...

Very good news. Can't wait for this release. Keep writing. More power to your pen. Arun K.R