Meet N. K. Chavush, author of Playing in Paradise the new exciting fictional sports novel released July 1st 2020
–Now, N.K. Chavush, I understand your novel is available as a paperback and an eBook. Tell us more about yourself and your book
I was born in London, went to school in Somerset and graduated in Canterbury in England. I currently reside in Cyprus with my wife, son and daughter. It took me two years to write Playing in Paradise, which follows an English footballer, who finds himself playing for a Northern Cyprus club. When his agent goes missing in Majorca, he realizes that it wasn’t a coincidence that he got sent to Cyprus. He falls in love with a Cypriot girl, who happens to be the club president’s daughter. He then has a decision to make. Will he stay with her in Cyprus, or go back to the UK to face the dangers that lie ahead?
-Sounds interesting! What inspired you to write this book?
Northern Cyprus is only recognized by Turkey as a country. Therefore, there aren’t many books that take place there. I thought it would be interesting taking an English footballer and placing him into a Northern Cyprus football team. There is an embargo preventing the Northern Cyprus football teams from participating in FIFA competitions, so the book highlights that.
-Wow! And what was the main challenge you faced when creating your book?
The main challenge I was faced with while writing the book was introducing the Northern Cyprus football politics, Cypriot culture and the historical places into the storyline.
-Yes that is usually not an easy task! How do you stand out from your competition?
This book is very different and original. Although it presents itself as a fictional sports novel, there is more to it. It also has romance and a crime, but touches upon some political issues too.
-Are you a huge reader yourself? And what do you usually read? Any favorites?
I love reading, but in the past four years I haven’t read as much as I wanted to because of all the research and writing. At the moment I’m reading This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay and Pet Semetery by Stephen King.
-Awesome choices, I love all of those as well! Tell us, what is your next step as an author?
I am currently working on a new book called 64 Raven House.
-Cool! Do you have any tips or advice for other aspiring indie authors?
Always think of new ideas, but never write them down. As the ones that remain in the mind for a long period are usually the best ones. Read a lot of books in the genre you are writing. And the most important is when you have completed your book, get yourself an editor to help with the spelling and grammar. In addition, find people who are willing to read and fairly criticize your book.
-Great advice! Is there anything else you would like to add?
Keep on writing and never give up! If the reader senses you enjoyed writing your book, the chances are they will enjoy reading it.
That’s awesome, thank you N.K. Chavush for those great insights! We all wish you the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing your next piece of work.
Playing in Paradise is available now on Amazon at only 0.99¢ as an eBook and $10.05 as a paperback, check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Paradise-N-K-Chavush-ebook/dp/B08BXD1DF3/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=