Many of you may have been wondering why the regular posts and short stories on my website have slowed down to a trickle. It's because over the last couple of weeks, I have been working very hard with my editor Esther, to get my young adult novella in good shape. We have been sprucing up the language, improving transitions, and weeding out typos.
Here is a synopsis of the book:
Thirteen-year-old Tara, is in a new school in a new town, and she is feeling very sick. It turns out that she needs an emergency appendectomy. This is a story about her anxiety before the surgery, the hurdles she faces during recovery, and amusing visits from quirky friends and well wishers.
At the same time, Tara finds herself attracted to a boy from her class. It's the first time she has ever had a crush. Plagued by confusing emotions and hormones, Tara tries to figure out this new, befuddling and complicated world.
The ebook version of the book is finally ready. You can buy it here on amazon or you can get both the paperback and ebook on amazon USA.
I am still working on making the paperback available in India. I'll make a post about it as soon as it is available.
A Big Thank You
Some of you may have seen a few chapters of this book earlier, when it was still in the developmental stages and shared your feedback and encouragement. Some of you shared your honest and valuable feedback on the cover and title.
Pell and her Papa supported me emotionally and helped me with so many little things, that they have been an integral part of my writing and publishing journey. My friends Josceline D'Costa and Neha John helped me out with typos in the early drafts and provided constant emotional support. Speaking of emotional support I must mention Akshata Ramesh and Lavanya Srinivasan (Yes you know her from the Nina and Nana comics), who kept egging me on and believed in me.
Maria Schneider from Bear Mountain Books, has given me loads of useful writing and publishing tips over the years, and for that, I shall forever be grateful to her.
Nayanika Mahtani (You've simply got to read her book, The Gory Story Of Genghis Khan) and her daughter Nandana shared their thoughts on the book, and Nandana's teen age perspective in particular, was very helpful in improving the book.
Namrata Sadhvani, Tina Sequeira and Ashwini Menon gave me a lot of support on social media.
My mother and my friend Jumana Abedin are far better, than I am, at spreading the word about my books and enticing people to give them a shot.
I want to thank each of you for your support in making my dream come true.
Buy the ebook in India on amazon India.
But the ebook or paperback in the USA on amazon USA.