This blog used to be views on various things. But in all these years, I find it going a whole new direction.
Something which I have loved all the time. It's BOOKS!! So, presenting a whole new saga, of books and a little about them, whatever I can find, write, visualise and imagine...
the second part of Paro Anand's Interview for her book, 'Like Smoke'. In this she tells
us, which book is coming from her next, her advice to newer authors, she also tells us what
she's reading currently and also her favourite authors, among others,
When will you next book be out?
quite soon, illustrators willing. It’s called ‘Two’
and is co-written with a Swedish writer, Orjan Persson. It is going to be a
book like no other I have ever seen.
Two writers, two illustrators, two characters, two countries.
Hard to describe, but it’s turning out 'wow'.
have a few other projects in the pipeline, need to settle on one or two of them
What advice do you have for
the newer writers of today?
Writer, Uma Krishnaswami gave me a secret formula which, I will now share
with you. It’s called BIC.
BIC stands for Bottom in Chair – just sit down and write. And write, every
day. Even if it is
just for 15 mins, steal the time and sit and write. Simple as that.
keeps happening, but if you really want to write. Stop
looking for the perfect time and place. You don’t need to be Ruskin
Bondish up in the mountains. He is so lucky, but he wrote even when he wasn’t
king of Ivy Cottage.
Which book are you currently reading?
is ‘Horrid High Back to School’ by Payal Kapadia (Puffin) and another is ‘A Bed
of Red Flowers : In Search of My Afghanistan’ by Nelofer Pazira (Free Press).
Who are your favourite authors and why?
all time favorite is Isabel Allende and other South American writers, who have
such heat and passion and magic.
work out, though I don’t look it. I love to garden, spend a lot of time with
family and love to vegetate in front of the TV, but my secret passion is
listening to Keith Urban and following him like a stalker on the net.