Author Interview

Author Interview: Vernajh Pinder

Author in Focus: Vernajh Pinder

Hope You Don’t Get Famous by Vernajh Pinder is a collection of poetry and prose expressing the emotions of a dejected lover. The words echo the pain of the heartbreak, the turmoil of a broken soul, and guides the lover to come to terms with his state.

In this interview, Vernajh opened up about how he got into writing and what are his views on the readership. Check this out!

  • Please Introduce yourself to our readers.

My name is Vernajh Pinder and I am from Nassau, Bahamas. I am a new up and coming poet/author and I am happy to be able to share my experiences and passion with you. For the most part, I have spent most of my life either reading or writing poetry. Poetry for me has been a shelter for me when things would either go awry in my life or I wasn’t able to explain certain emotions, I was able to write them down.  

  • When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Poetry has always been a part of my life since I was super young. I was always mesmerized by the way words would flow together and tell stories. So, as a kid, I would always write poetry and it eventually became an outlet for me to escape the harsh reality that surrounded me. 

  • What inspires you to write books? What are the things which catch your attention?

Everything. Everything inspires me to write. I’m an empath, meaning that I feel the pain and emotions of others. In some instances, I’m able to convey their feelings in my writing, although I never experience the situation firsthand. 

  • Tell something in brief about your latest book. How did the idea of coming up with this book strike you? 
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Hope You Don’t Get Famous

Hope You Don’t Get Famous is the name of my current book and it is available on Amazon Worldwide. The book tells the story of a person who fell in love with someone and came to the realization that they weren’t who they said they were. This broke their heart because they had fallen in love and were used and mistreated, leaving them heartbroken. The book, I would say, is very clear and thorough in expressing the emotions felt throughout the whole ordeal. It uses a myriad of literary devices and as well as poetic styles to keep the readers engaged. The poetry in the book was originally going to be my therapy for getting over the situation.  However, the more I talked with my peers and saw certain things across social media, I thought, maybe my pain can enable others to heal as well. 

  • What is dearer to you – stories or poetry?

Poetry. I feel like they tell such powerful stories in such intricate ways, in fewer words. They’re like a needle straight to the heart. While with stories, there is a build-up. However, I do enjoy both. 

  • Let us know which poet rules your heart.

The poet I’m currently obsessed with R.H. Sin and Samantha Holmes. The way they both write, especially together, is so captivating. 

  • Which is your favorite book? Any favorite author you religiously follow?

My favorite book right now has to be ‘We Hope This Reaches You In Time’ by R. H. Sin and Samantha Holmes. In addition to Petals of the Moon by C. Churchill, which is probably my favorite of the two. My favorite author that I follow has to be Robert Drake and R. H. Sin. 

  • What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

When I’m not writing I enjoy cooking, playing the piano, reading books, trying new cuisines, traveling and late-night walks on the beach. 

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

I think the biggest lesson that I learned in creating my book is that putting your pain on paper and reading it aloud is very therapeutic. It helps you to kind of understand everything as a whole and push you towards closure and forgiveness. 

  • How would you describe the contemporary scenario of writing and reading in India?

I’m not sure I am qualified to answer this question, it seems as though I’m not familiar with writing and reading in India. I do know that a lot of reviewers that have reached out to me are from various parts of India. So if I were to take a guess, I would say that reading and also, writing is a big thing in India. 

  • The best piece of advice you would like to give to the budding authors?

My best piece of advice would be to never give up and to be patient. I think one of the hardest parts of writing for new authors is always wondering if what you wrote is good enough. I remember constantly being in the headspace of always questioning myself. Is this good enough? Is this deep enough? Do you think people can relate to this? I had to get to a point where I was just like, screw it! This is my truth, this is me and if people can’t accept or understand that then that’s okay. Also, understand that as a new author you won’t take off right away, your book won’t sell millions of copies in a week, you won’t publish your book in one day. Everything in life is a process and I firmly believe that God allows things to happen exactly when it needs to happen for you, not when you want it to. Be patient and never lose hope. You can have whatsoever you say.  

  • Are we going to read more from you in the near future? Any new project that you are working on?

Yes, you are going to be reading more from me in the future. I am currently working on two books. One is, hopefully, going to be released later this year and the other TBD. The book set for release this year will discuss themes like suicide, domestic violence, depression among many others. I think these are potent issues in today’s society that we constantly brush over. I would like to help others find healing by creating a safe space where we can have a dialogue and have these discussions. No matter how hard it may be. 


*We wish Author Vernajh Pinder all the best for his future endeavors.* 


 

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