When Conan Doyle was asked who he wrote his Sherlock Holmes stories for, he is supposed to have replied, ‘For the man who is a half a boy and the boy who is half a man.’ This sums up Aroon exactly – an author who is now grown-up, but who is still half a boy at heart. A child has this sense of wonder about everything she sees around her, a sense that quickly fades away with age. But if it doesn’t…well then, that is the most important quality for an author!
Aroon has been lucky in having this wide-eyed view of the world where the smallest things of everyday life have their own magical qualities, and trigger journeys into make-believe worlds, releasing the Walter Mitty who lives within him. In two of his novels –The Shadow Throne and Skyfire – he has explored the world of conspiracy thriller fiction. Set in the themes of Armageddon, mass destruction and apocalypse scenarios, the plot and pace in these novels is riveting. Aroon’s third novel – The Treasure of Kafur – is a mystery set in Mughal times. He also enjoys exploring other genres and his non-fiction travel and history writing can be accessed in the Articles section of this website. The Featureshelf section contains many of his pieces for the Hindu Sunday magazine. He is currently working on a non-fiction business book along with another thriller.
Aroon wants to grip his readers by the throat and transport them to another world–in the same way that other authors have gripped him. He believes it’s only the thriller genre that keeps readers awake at night turning pages, unable to let go. This gives him lasting satisfaction as a writer.
Mark Twain said it so beautifully. Echoes of the time past reverberate in time present and send out ripples into time future. History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme and it certainly inspires fiction – [...]