About the Author:

The author draws inspiration from art around her, in faces and emotions, while pursuing her masters in science. Her aim was never to only write and do nothing. She explains her pain yet inspires how one can still lead a life even after an unbearable loss. The narration not only serves as a tribute to her mother, but also a gift to the audience who find it difficult to accept the harsh realities of life. 

Q.  I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.

I always wanted to be a strong icon of womanhood, not because I’m a feminist but a self-dependent human who finds herself as much opinionistic as others on the big screen. To be a writer has always been a distant dream to me.  Apart from what my mind is made up of, I’m consumed by chemistry. I’m pursuing Masters at Thapar Institute, Patiala and belong  Hisar, Haryana.

Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?

Like told by a very young writer, Savi Sharma that everyone has a story, so, this is my story and this book is an expression to it. We write what we know, about our interests, feelings,families and beliefs. I had a fondness for solitude and so, writing came up, so this genre too.

Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?

This book has letters written on days when i was either enlighten or disappointed, in the name of my mother who is up in the heaven  . As I told, this particular book just happened when i was not actually after finding an inspiration. I always had this habit to write what I feel instead of talking much about it,so does ‘Hello mother’ came to life.

Q. What exactly does your book convey?

After a major shift in your life, be patient to yourself even if survival feels difficult. Always try to find positivism from the negativity swirling around. Also, with this book, I wish to break the  orthodox thinking in many aspects.

Q. What all was going in your head while penning down this book?

While painting my voice through this book, I knew that, not every experience I have of substantial value will be written but whatever I write, it should be simple and genuine. As it is much of an account of personal experiences, I wanted the things that I am writing and finding them not good for existence in any corner, to change slowly.That is the beauty of pouring your heart out into words, you become wise and strong.

Q. How much time you used to commit to this book?

I used to just write down every single thought before it would disappear and  did not commit time in gossips. I had no plans for writing this in particular, it happened on its own.

Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?

Yes, the fear of judgement, not just by the society but everyone in my life and stifled creativity tried holding me back sometimes but I pushed it all down as much as I could to let hope, dreams, beauty and art takes its place. I just kept one thing in the back of mind to never quit out of fear of rejection.

Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?

I look at the criticism as,’’ just because it didn’t find an audience, that doesn’t mean it is a bad work.’’ The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself even if the work didn’t find an audience. Criticism never means it is a bad work. I learn from my critics, they open my mind to other dimensions which maybe I fail to see sometimes.

Q. How was your experience with 
Blue Rose Publishers throughout the publishing of the book?

My experience was very pleasant with Blue Rose. Being a beginner, I did not really find any difficulty at any step of publishing and all that is because of the people associated with me during the whole process.  There are thorough professionals who provide all kind of information on time. I’m thankful to the publishing house for making my dream come true.

Q. How would you like to advice budding authors?

Instead of just willing to be a writer and write anything, build a mature take on love, relationships or any area. Also, they should present the relevant subjects in a lighthearted manner. I want them to write about the smallest things they encounter and seethe big changes it bring because that is what I do.

Book Review: Hello Mother: The Afterlife

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