Featured Interview With Maya Tripathi
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Maya Tripathi is a twenty-year-old novelist living in the Pacific Northwest. Having moved to the United States from Ukraine at the age of seven, she developed a love for traveling and literature. Her experience in a lasting relationship has given her the taste of love and adventure that inspired her to begin writing her first novel. On April 7th, 2016, she published Fallacies, a start to a series that she hopes will impact her readers in the same ways that her relationship has impacted her.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I began enthusiastically reading books around the age of eight, but apart from short stories for my own entertainment, I did not begin writing until I was nineteen years old.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite authors are Veronica Roth, J.K. Rowling, and Bram Stoker. My favorite genre to read is Young Adult fiction. While all of the authors I like to read have their own writing styles that have an impact on my writing, the most important person to inspire my writing is my boyfriend.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Fallacies is written from the perspective of a teenage girl named Natalie Matthews. Frightened by changes taking place in a country that separated from the United States in 2019, she becomes involved in preventing an inevitable threat to national freedom. As she takes the step to change the governing system from within, she finds herself fighting secrets that lead to its collapse. While searching for answers to the inconsistencies embedded into a broken system, she begins to question the secrets of the person she loves the most.
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