Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well. This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book.
Criticspace: Most welcome to Criticspcae, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
Author: Thanku Criticspace for the appreciation and acknowledgement. if I bag a place amongst the 100 influential authors, It would be a proud moment for me.
I am a teacher by profession, I have been teaching English since past 18, now 19 years. I am a blogger and a poetess. Just a few months back I published my second book on kindle, ‘Song of Life, a poetic retelling of Mahabharata. In this book, I have written Mahabharata in poetry form. I have condensed Mahabharata, touching upon all the main events. I don’t like to stick to one genre, so I write on varied topics. My poems also reflect this variety and I am fortunate that my poems are loved by readers and jury’s and I have received many awards for the same. My poems have been published in numerous books of poetry anthologies as well. The third book which I am working on presently, which I hope to publish by December is a historical fiction. The novel is shaping very well. I hope the readers will enjoy it.
So, to describe myself in short would be; I am a proud army officer wife, mother of two handsome boys, who keep me on my toes. A teacher by profession and a passionate writer.
Criticspace: That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut bookI or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Author: Since childhood I was a voracious reader. I was fond of languages. I am born and brought up in Pune, a city which has literature, drama, poetry in its air. My maternal uncle, Prabhakar Wadekar was a renowned marathi writer, actor, director, and script writer as well. My father was a voracious reader, so the ambience was always there at home. I wrote poems and stories since childhood. Though, I had never thought of writing and then publishing a novel. But I am pretty impulsive, once I decide over something, I am pretty determined. I pursue the project in hand doggedly and do not rest till I finish. So that’s what happened with my first book. Once I took the plunge, I decided to not stop, then writing always gave me pleasure. To write a novel, I was sitting continuously for 5-6 hours every day, those used to be the most blissful hours of my everyday life.
Criticspace: Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book? Why they should pick it up for reading?
Author: Mysterious Widows of Mehboobpura is a thriller, set in Ferozepur Punjab. It is a story of Ira, who is an army officer wife, a passionate teacher. She gets caught, unintentionally in a racket of drug trafficking, human trafficking. How she unravels the complete racket and in the process how she saves herself as well is the thrilling tale. It is a story of victory of good over evil, it’s a story of a woman’s never say die attitude and her daring.
The readers who have yet to read the book should read to have a glimpse of army and there living style. The readers who like to read mystery, thrillers would certainly enjoy this book, as it is extremely realistic which makes it more gripping and unputdownable.
Criticspace: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Author: My message to the new writers would be, if you feel you have a story to tell, then you must write and get it published. But write quality work, something new and refreshing. Ask yourself, if you were a reader, would you like to read what you have written. If you get the answer yes, then your work is good and would certainly get readers.
Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you good luck for your literature career.