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: Thank you criticspace. I am Dr Amruta Kandurwar. I have been born and brought up in Mumbai. I shifted to Nagpur after marriage. I am a dental surgeon by profession. I have two private clinics at Nagpur which I manage with my husband Dr Sarang Kandurwar. We have a son Dhruv who is eight years old. My love for reading books has inspired me to pen my debut novel. Apart from reading books and watching movies I am passionate about dancing & I am a trained kathak dancer (under Gopi krishnan academy Mumbai) Recently I have started cycling & completed the 200 km Brevet cycling. I have been quoted in TOI for the same. Also recently started my blog site at WordPress. My blogs have a readership of more than 1000 in a short time period.
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 book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Author: My father used to encourage me for reading. He used to get books and kids magazines for me and I really looked forward to reading those. Apart from reading my favorite pass time as a kid was to develop imaginary characters and weave a story around those. When I was 7-8 yrs, my protagonist was a smart school girl, teachers’ pet etc. As I grew up, so did my heroine. She became a rebellious teenager, then a dreamy eyed college girl, then a nervous bride & so on. But I never penned my stories. Four years back, I started writing down my story and in just a couple of months my first manuscript was ready.
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: Society is divided into two groups, one which respects women and one which doesn’t. I am privileged to be a part of the former. I realized that we still have some set concepts about women, like they should be intelligent, should become good professionals, get married at the right age, stay committed, balance work, home and kids.. in short, live a defined error free life. I was however always curious about that woman, that particular type, who likes to make her own way, who doesn’t believe that one has to become an engineer or doctor to find a good husband, who shows courage to voice her opinion, who falters, who makes mistakes, but still believes in love. My Protagonist RHEA is that woman. But at the same time I wanted to write about that man who is again well educated, passionate about his career, had his share of experimenting with love and relationships and is now looking forward to settle in matrimony. He is committed, faithful and loves his wife. That is the hero SIDDHARTH. The book is about their story. I’m sure my readers will connect with the characters and get involved in their lives.
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: Writing and getting published is quite tough. But if you have faith in your work and if you have patience, I’m sure you will get published. The key is to keep writing and editing your work and to look for a suitable literary agency. I got the opportunity to publish my book through the Book Bakers. Once I read a quote, “ If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”
I go by that mantra.
Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.
Thank you so much once again for nominating me in the top 100 debut writers. Looking forward to all further association with you.