A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Shobana Gomes

David of A Fevers of the Mind’s quick interview on me. He made me look really impressive, haha. Thank you for reading.

Fevers of the Mind

with Shobana Gomes:

Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?


My growing years were filled with reading and writing little notes in my diaries. I kept a journal recording daily routines and timetables. Whenever something triggered my mind, I would write it down and recollect those moments at a later stage. I often wrote what I envisioned for the future as a guide.

My first influences were storybooks by Enid Blyton, Mills & Boons, Agatha Christie, Emily Dickinson, a set of encyclopedias that introduced me to Hans Christian Andersen and his incredible stories, and Louisa May Alcott’s, Little Women. I loved to read stories that pulled heartstrings and was full of suspense and drama.
Then when we studied literature in school, I learned about Shakespeare, and his way of writing intrigued me. Romeo and Juliet was the first book that I read and studied, a masterwork that…

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6 Comments on “A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Shobana Gomes

  1. Got to know so much more about you, Shobana. It’s painful to lose a loved one. But transforming that pain into beauty and positivity is a great deed. I hope your writing journey brings you much joy and peace. 🙂


  2. A lovely interview with your magnificent replies. I came to know more about you and your literary talents. Thanks for sharing it. God bless you 🙏🙏

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  3. That was a great interview. Was great to learn more about you. It is interesting to reflect upon the deep passion that burned within you, which was ignited more after the passing of your brother. My condolences. I feel a kinship with you in this regard as to the passing of my father two years ago, abs much of the writing that has come since. Again, a lovely interview, Shobana.


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