Author InterviewsInterview with Bhupendra Patel, Author of Curious One

Interview with Bhupendra Patel, Author of Curious One


What is the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Curious One – My adventures as a little boy in India?

We all have stories to tell. As we get older, we probably have more stories to tell. In fact, so do I. At age seventy, choosing which stories to include in a memoir was an amazing challenge for me. I crossed many days, traveled on several continents and immigrated to the United States from India. I spent years as an engineer skilled in nuclear submarine design and was able to choose to tell stories about my journey or my accomplishments. but I do not.

I chose to write about my early childhood adventures from age five to age eight in my memoir. In doing so, I took on the challenge of putting words on paper and translating my storytelling skills orally into written pages.

If you had to choose theme songs for the main characters of Curious One – My adventures as a little boy in IndiaWhat will they be?

Back Jack Did It Again – By Steely Dan.

What is your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Memories of unknown but interesting people.

What books are on your TBR stack right now?

Between two kingdoms, the distance between us, a long way has passed, and we were rich and did not know it

Which scene in your book was your favorite to write?

Rada’s description of “Why did I do that?”

Do you have any weird writing habits? (Lucky cups, cats on knees, etc.)

I write with my back to the wall so I can see the sunrise on my right or the sunset on my left.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy that you live by?

Life is amazing when you are curious, and life is amazing when you adapt!

If you could choose one thing that readers will remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Remember, you will enjoy wherever you go as long as you are curious and adaptable.

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