Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Author interview!

Author interview-

Wow, this is my first ever 'Author interview' and i'm very excited for it. I was lucky enough to interview Simi K. Rao who has just wrote 'An incurable insanity'. The book it self seems extremely interesting as I have never read a book on this subject before.

Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven... Yes, exactly seven steps before he stopped, hesitated for a few moments, then removed his shoes one by one and arranged them neatly side by side on the shoe rack. She smiled. He had been mindful of taking his shoes off every day now. "I am not used to it, but I will if you want me to. It's probably a good thing to do anyway." As he settled down, he would pick up the TV remote and, without looking at her, would say in his smooth baritone, "So how did you spend your day, anything interesting?" Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind. 

Who is Simi K. Rao?-
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. Her contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, was released on October 8, 2013. An Incurable Insanity is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family. 

So, onto the actual interview!!

So Simi, what inspired you to write your book?

I had come across a few incidents of arranged marriages gone wrong in the immigrant Indian community. I wanted to tell a different story where a woman does not compromise with her situation instead forces the hand of destiny. And she does it despite all her shortcomings.

When growing up, did you know you wanted to become an author?

No I always wanted to be a doctor. I became an author almost by accident.

Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?

None really, other than write with passion and develop your own voice.

Are you planning on writing anymore books?

Yes, hopefully by the end of this year.

So this was a very exciting thing for me, I hope you pick up a copy of 'An incurable insanity', I know I will.

You can get the book here (UK)
You can get the book here (USA)

Thanks for reading,
Much love,
Jessie x

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