Today’s interview is with Yasmin Esack, author of The Ancient Scientist.
1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Yasmin Esack, Trinidad and Tobago
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Ancient Scientist- Science Fiction/ Mystery/ Religion. To place the genre is a little difficult to be honest.
3) What is the book about?
The book is about an American Scientist who searches for knowledge about the universe in ancient Coptic texts, scientific knowledge that modern scientists have suggested is quite plausible and possible but not yet provable like a parallel universe or that humans have alternate lives. He uncovers ancient wisdom about our universe and ourselves that was given to mankind but forgotten over time because it was not understood.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
From my own thoughts about the universe and my obsession about who we really are. I believe it was all revealed in ancient books like hidden gospels but somehow got forgotten or left out of our more conventional teachings.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
Very long. More than five years.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Enormous insights about ancient knowledge which I hope to share with readers.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
At this point in time, no. Maybe, try not to be too complicated in your writing but adopt simple ways to communicate with your readers. What is the point of writing if people do not understand. You are not writing for yourself but for others to read. I am learning this the hard way it seems.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I read both fiction and non fiction books that have elements of philosophy, history, mystery. Yes, I would.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
That is an unfair question. There are many great writers and books. It is difficult to choose one. Irvin Wallace’s The Word is an fairly old book but stands out because it shows us how much we may have misunderstood and misinterpreted ancient wisdom and knowledge. We need to go back and look again at ancient manuscripts with a more open mind. Maybe secrets were revealed. I wonder how many people today remember Lobsang Rampa or even Herman Hesse and their amazing revelations. Interestingly, it was Albert Einstein who said religion without science is lame and science without religion is blind. I cannot say exactly what he meant by his words but I believe within both lie the truth of who we are.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
Yes, two dogs that I adopted from shelters.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
No I do not own any electronic reading device.
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