Can you tell us something about yourself?
My book can define me well as my book is titled – I Am Me. To be honest, even I am exploring myself and trying to understand myself in a better way. But, yes, I am someone who loves to live in her own little world that’s inside her thoughts and that world is only open to her and her imagination. I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters who are an inspiration to my writings.
How is your book different than others?
Well, this book is really special to me. It’s a poetry book along with my penarts. I have divided the book into 3 segments. How there is a killing instinct. And there is hurt and loss and cry, still, nobody tries to understand or even listen. Then comes hope, which she tries to build within her and tries to believe in herself and her capabilities despite all the negativities. Finally, she has the power, the power to know who she is and the power to build herself stronger and realise that she is more than enough.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I prefer writing about what I really feel. My first three books ‘The Humane Quest’ was also based on articles which I used to write on social issues and life in general. My latest book is ‘I am Me’. It is for girls to start believing in their capabilities. And believe that they are more than enough for themselves.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
While writing, I realised nothing is impossible. However tough the situation gets, you can and you have the ability to come out of it. Just be yourself.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I have two daughters and I like giving them my maximum time. So, basically, when they dont need me, I write.
What do you think makes a good story?
According to me, what ever you write from your heart, makes your story really nice. As it is said, ‘A pen is the greatest weapon. It totally holds true if your intentions are right.
What advice do you have for writers?
I feel I have been lucky in this field. The day I started writing, I became more confident. The only thing which I do is write what I believe. When you write what you believe, it comes from your heart. And that can never go wrong.
How did this story occur to you?
I am a feminist but not how people relate feminism to. I have been lucky to have been born in a family where my parents treated me, my sister and my brother with the same enthusiasm and systems. But, when I see the outside world and how girls and women are treated, I really feel ashamed and helpless at times. I thought, why not to make a book that can depict how a girl is broken, still she can manage to hope for her better future and gets the energy and the power to be herself. And I also depicted my thoughts through my penart.