Author’s Introduction- a little bit about the author.
I am 35 years old on earth and 21 at heart. That’s me in a nutshell. I work as a Senior Business HR Manager for an ITES Firm at Bangalore. A few years ago, right after my child was born, I had a lot of time to myself while at home, and that’s when I began to think about what it is that I like and enjoy doing and what is, ‘my true calling. This led me to my passion, which is and has always been creativity and writing! Storytelling and I go way back in time.
It has always been my dream, MY PASSION, for writing a story-line that will blow readers/ viewers off their seats, and that’s how I embarked on the journey of writing my first novel, ‘An Unforgettable Holiday,’ and here I am today.
Sneak peek at your book.
What is the genre, and story line?
This is a Contemporary Romance and Suspense Fiction novel.
The story starts off with a female protagonist Tania who is looking for love. She is in love with a handsome young man by name Aarav, however as he is already committed to another, a heartbroken Tania moves on and ends up meeting a stranger, Dhruv. Just when things are getting better and Tania and Dhruv hit it off, Aarav comes back into Tania’s life and confesses his love for her. Tania is now in a dilemma. Around this time, Dhruv plans to go on a holiday to Goa with Tania and friends and Aarav too who happens to be around when the plans are discussed, is invited to the holiday too.
What happens during this holiday? Does Dhruv stand a chance with Tania? Or do Aarav and Tania come together?
Are Aarav and Dhruv the men Tania thinks they are? Or is there more to them than what meets the eye?
Only time will tell.
Do you have a favorite character in your book, if yes who and why?
I really can’t pick one. I mean, I like Dhruv for his larger than life attitude. I like Aarav, for he is a good human being. Tania for her stance on being transparent, Mia for being the bestie everywoman would love to have. I guess every character in my book is adorable. I wanted characters who are human. Characters who make mistakes, learn from them, forgive, forget and move on.
Tell me a little bit about your process of writing. How do you go about it?
You wouldn’t believe it if I told you. I actually started writing this book after my son was born back in 2015. Those late night mommy duties would keep me awake and after making my baby sleep my mind would wander. Rather than scroll through social media like a mindless zombie, I decided to focus on writing, something that I have always loved. Initially began with short stories and then made up my mind to write a romantic fiction.
I must tell you this. The first time that my husband saw me sitting in the dark and furiously typing away on the keyboard like I was possessed or so, he almost freaked out. I guess it was 3:00am or so in the morning. I still remember that day. Chuckle! He is used to me doing this weird author thing of suddenly waking up at night when you have an idea and you want to put it down so that you don’t forget. It’s fun.
How do you formulate your characters? How much time do you invest in writing? What inspires you while creating your characters?
My characters are based on a mix of my imagination plus traits I have observed or real life people around me. If you know me and are reading this, yes, you probably are in my book too. LOL. Now go get a copy and find out for yourself as to where you feature.
Any message for the readers?
Yes. People read my book! Just kidding.
Folks, this is a novel that I have been working on over the last four years! I have given it my all. I do hope and wish you folks give me a chance to tell you a story, a story about love, romance, friendship, trust with a tinge of suspense that is sure to keep you hooked. Would love to hear from you on what you liked about the book and things I can do better as an author in this genre. The best is yet to come.
Another thing that I would like to share with my readers is that, NEVER give up on your dreams. NEVER ever. If you want to do something, focus on it 100%. Results will come. They will take time. But they will come. Good Luck!
Fun Facts about our author-
One famous fictional character I like.
I like Noah Taylor Calhoun from the Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.
What do you prefer reading/listening too –Paperback /hardcover or ebook or audiobooks.
While nothing can replace holding a paperback in your hand and the smell of a novel, weird as it may sound, I get a high off that! I guess more and more folks are switching over to e-reading now. So, yes, my first preference would be paperback and then e Books . I am a kindle addict as of today.
Favorite phrase – Live And Let Live!
Lastly, please share the book facts, where can the readers buy their copy.
Book Facts – Released on 17th July on Amazon Kindle Store
EBook and hardcopy available at following links
- https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08D7PV376 (EBook presently available in India. Hardcopy is only available in imported variety as Kindle doesn’t have hardcopy print and distribute facility in India yet).