Home Author Interview Interview with author of Loving You Like a Rubber band, Isra Tabssum!

Interview with author of Loving You Like a Rubber band, Isra Tabssum!


lylarb-cover-front-medBlurb: Love; much easier said than done right?

Like many, Caleb thinks he understands love. His concepts about the right time have made him reluctant to commit over the years, but what happens when the right one comes along?

When Caleb meets Nora, he makes the classic mistake of disregarding their bond as nothing but friendship. He’s torn between his perceptions of love against the realities of it, which only leads to a heart breaking parting.

Passing time teaches Caleb that love isn’t exactly what he believed it to be. Three years later, he embarks upon a mission to un-break the heart of the woman who has enlightened him.

However, in our Romeo’s case, the love of his life has other plans for him.

Witness the delight; of realising unconditional love, the struggles; to prove love and the courage; to do what’s best for the ones we love in Loving You Like A Rubber Band.


Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I am from London. As well as an Author; I am actually a qualified Interior Designer but I’ve ended up working as a Graphics and Web Designer for the last 7 years! I love chocolate (typical- I know) and am a cat person; my cat is called Panda (clearly we weren’t really creative with her name).


Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

A few years ago I decided I wanted to write, however writing wasn’t planned so early on in my life. I wanted to improve my writing skills before I felt I could go public with it. I began writing this book as therapy, while I was caring for my grandmother. After sharing it with friends, I realized they were enjoying it, so I took the leap and published my work.


How do you create your characters? Brainstorm; lots and lots of brainstorming. I try to put myself in “their” shoes. I also clarify very early on my research what a particular character’s role is in the story and give them the necessary personality traits for them to fulfil their destiny.


Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?) I need a quiet atmosphere; background noise I can deal with most of the time. I normally work somewhere I can comfortably be in my PJs, so I guess generally from home. My goal is to work from the British Library in my PJs.


How do you get your ideas for writing? I would like to figure this one out myself. I am not sure how my brain goes on to find the stories that run in my head. I guess I have an active imagination?


What do you like to read? Thrillers; ANYTHING that has suspense in it. I don’t like predictable books. I get bored so easily. Even in my book I have tried to get people questioning right to the end. Although it’s a romantic story I have tried to write it so that there are surprises throughout.


What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing? I would say “Just put pen to paper. Don’t worry about it being perfect the first time; mine looked like bullet points from a child’s note book. Allow yourself to make mistakes.”


Anything else you’d like to share? Thank you for reading through the interview. My deepest gratitude for those who made it to the end. I hope you all enjoy reading Loving You Like a Rubber Band.

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