“Leo’s Adventures” by Abeer Tandon

Abeer is 10 years old and studies at DPS Sushant Lok Gurugram, Haryana, India.  Abeer has a passion for space since he held his first crayon and drew a Rocket.  As he grew, his love and passion to know more about planets, space grew multifold.

Abeer likes to read, explore and research about Science Fiction matters.  In addition, he likes to play adventurous games and read and explore more about time travel and secrets of universe.  He enjoys playing with his sister Shanayaa and share his knowledge with her.

Let’s dive into the interview with the author to know the journey behind “Leo’s Adventures – Runaway to the Solar System”.

Can you tell us a little about your book?

It is a science Fiction book, which lets the reader be in a futuristic world wherein the possibility of travel to universe is as simple as driving a car. 

I’ve tried to put best of my imagination to make the space travel sound interesting and convenient and yet enjoyable and to raise the curiosity of the reader to learn more about the Space.

Is there a specific event that inspired this story or was this an out of the blue idea?

My mother was in the middle of writing a book, and I took my cue from her. My mom would tell my sister and I read these stories every night before we went to sleep.  It has always been a dream of mine to put to paper the stories my mother has told me while acting them out. In the spirit of “sharing is caring,” I’d like to provide to others the pleasure I’ve had for so long.

What got you writing in the first place?

My mom often tells me, “Anything is possible,” so when I saw her writing, I sat at the table with her because I knew I could do the same thing. While I was writing my book, she was writing hers.

What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?

Even though my first draught wasn’t fantastic, my mom told me I did a wonderful job. For readers to relate to it, it only needs a little more polish. After incorporating the comments, the revised version was much stronger.

Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?

The humor I’ve sprinkled in the spaces between phrases is where I feel the most connection to the text. The exchanges between Leo and Ida remind me of the talks I have with my sister, Shanayaa.

What makes your book the one to read?

There are many reasons for someone to read my book:

It has lot of humor. Real time jokes between siblings of my age

It has lot of science facts which can enhance knowledge

It is inspiring to many kids. as if I can write anyone can write. You just need to believe in yourself and keep making improvements.

What was the best advice you got while writing?

Keep Trying and Keep Improving is the best advice I received from my mother while writing.

Who’s your all-time favorite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them?

Ruskin Bond is my all-time favorite author. I loved his book Earthquake.

What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?

Always keep trying and improving. Please know that Everything is possible.

What was your hardest scene to write?

The hardest scene to write was about the aliens. It was hard to visualise and put imaginations into writing with real time jokes and fiction which someone can believe.

Do you have another plot brewing?

Off course. I am not stopping. A small spoiler for you. I am working on “Leo’s Adventures: Around the Globe”.

And brewing ideas about many more adventures.

AMAZON LINK: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9395079282

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