Today we are hosting a book tour stop for Coinman by Pawan Mishra.
Author: Pawan Mishra
Publisher: Lune Spark LLCDate Published: Nov 04, 2015
Number of pages: 236
Genre: Fiction/ Humor/ Satire
An Untold Conspiracy is a humorous account of a man with a quirk--and the extraordinary measures his colleagues take to combat it! Set in a small town in northern India, this story follows Coinman, his peculiar habit, and the incredible animosity it provokes in everyone around him. He just wants to do his clerk's job with colleagues who'll treat him fairly. He just wants a wife who'll treat him like a husband. He just wants a happy home life. Instead, what does he get?
His colleagues are planning his complete destruction.
His wife is an obsessed actress more than a little "off plumb."
And there are enough shadows and secrets in his home for two lifetimes.
Can Coinman ever get what he wants? Or will that cost him his sanity?
Read a sample chapter on Lune Spark.
“Isn’t life a collection of weird quizzes with no answers to half the questions?”
“The only thing God is afraid of is a strong-willed human!”
“People say there are thousands of options we have in life. I say we have only two: we can either be happy or be unhappy.”
“Talented minds have always been stealthily targeted by mediocre ones.”
About the Author:
Pawan Mishra is a leader in the technology and finance industries. He completed his education, including postgraduate work, at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India, in 1999. He discovered his passion for storytelling, reading, and creative writing during his early childhood. Originally from Aligarh, India, Pawan now lives in Morrisville, North Carolina, with his wife Ritu and two daughters, Mitali and Myra.
To learn more about Pawan and his writing, visit: www.pawanmishra.com.
Welcome Pawan to Genuine Jenn!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why/what inspired you to write? When did you start writing?
I am a leader in the technology and finance industries. I love pursuing creativity in all forms. I live in Morrisville, North Carolina, with my wife, Ritu, and two daughters, Mitali and Myra.
The world around me always inspires me to write—small spontaneous things that happen all around us. Having spent first 20 years of my life in the small town of Aligarh in UP, I had a privilege of seeing life in a small city very closely. Wandering through every possible narrow street in the city and interacting with every possible type of character opened up a beautiful inner world in my mind that found a way to open itself through my writing.
I started writing short stories around the time when I was 13 years old.
What was your inspiration for ‘Coinman'?
I started on Coinman in 2003 as a creative writing pursuit—a result of someone's request for a story about his colleague whose habit of jingling coins in his pocket had plagued the office they worked for. As I started writing, I realized that the subject needed a more elaborate treatment--it thus turned into a full length novel. It was completed in 2007. I had no plans to publish it until early 2015.
What three words would you use to best describe Coinman?
Original, Absurd, Hilarious
Can you tell us if you’re working on anything else at the moment?
I am currently working on two books. First one is fiction book about a guy who disappears from his office causing a chain of tornadoes. The second one is a non-fiction book on management.
What was your very first book that you wrote?
Coinman is my first book. I do have a couple of half finished novels and a few stories and poems that I did not publish.
Other than your own, what are your favourite books?
This is a tough question – because I have so many favorite books. But to name a few: Brother Karamazov, Catch-22, The Trial, Narcissus and Goldmund, All About H. Hatterr, The Stranger, Ulysses
When you are writing do you like to listen to music? What is on your playlist?
Nope, not when I am writing. I am launched into another world when I write – music takes me outside that world. I love music otherwise (During academics I always studied with music—it helped me focus, but writing is different). My favorite music is: Instrumental from across the world, Jazz, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, etc
Who is your favorite character in your books?
Of course, Coinman
Do you ever take characteristics or nuances from close friends or family when working on character development and if so has that friend or family member noticed and what was their response to it?
Better safe than sorry
Not from friends and family, but a few acquaintances. I am not sure if they have even read the novel
What’s your favorite treat?
What’s your Favorite place to read/write?
Any place where I am comfortable enough to forget about the surroundings. I typically write sitting in the couch in my drawing room.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Some serene place in Himalaya
Thanks Pawan for taking the time to chat with us about your novel and yourself.
Readers, you can purchase a copy of Coinman on Amazon in paperback or ebook. Keep an eye out for a review on Genuine Jenn soon!