Namasté! Today I’m delighted to welcome the first guest to my blog from India. Anamika Mishra is a young writer who has just published her first novel. She lives in Kanpur City which she tells me was once known as the Manchester of North India. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University. Welcome Anamika!
Tell me a little bit about yourself as a person?
Well, as a person I am very lively and down-to-earth. I talk a lot. Small little things can make my day. I love flowers and greeting cards. And yes, I am very bad in remembering birthdays (I have to suffer a lot because of this bad habit of mine). Writing is a passion to me. I can write whole night. apart from that, I love keeping myself busy in traveling, photography and blogging. I am a person with the positive outlook in life and I also try to inspire others for positive thinking.
Tell me about your journey as a writer – how you started and how you have developed?
I can say that my journey as a writer has just begun, although I have been an independent and amateur writer for many years. I started working as a writer at a very early age. Contributed many articles, essays and stories to the school magazine. Then continued doing the same for my college and university portals and magazines. I also established my blog in 2008. I have developed in many ways. My strength of writing has increased, quality of writing has also been improved and I am sure there’s a lot more scope and room for improvement still. I am trying my level best to achieve that epitome of perfection and will surely achieve it one day.
How would you describe your work – it‘s themes and the important things about it?
The title of my novel is Too Hard To Handle. We all come across certain situations in life which make our life too hard to handle and this only is the theme of my novel. People in today’s era often misunderstood girls. So, Too Hard To Handle is about what a common girl faces during her college and school life, a series of misunderstandings, betrayal from friends, innocent crushes, stupid decisions etc. till she finds the love of her life. It is also about how fate turns up out of the blue and changes one’s life forever. A ‘Diary’ plays a very important role in the novel. I wanted people to know how it feels when a girl is blamed and ditched at every step and what is the real meaning of love.
Apart from this novel, I am currently working on my next novel. I also have a category called ‘one minute reading’ in my blog, where I post a small write-up about something positive and philosophical about life.
Tell me about your current book – what is it about and what makes it a great read?
Current book is Too Hard To Handle. It has been published a month back. As I have already told it is about a girl, her journey through hard times and difficult situations in life where she has to make her way all alone by herself. There is a story inside this story. This are surprise elements of the novel which make it a great read. Also, it has been enhanced by an essence of philosophy with small little wow moments in it which make it completely different from other novels of the same genre.
Where can I buy a copy of your book?
It is available in all the leading Indian Online Websites & stores. As it is new, for international readers it is only available here. I’m hoping it will arrive on amazon very soon.
How can people find you online?
People can easily find me online on Twitter ( @anamikawrites ) OR they can directly write to firstname.lastname@example.org . I will be happy to connect with them through other social media channels too. People can find links on my official website – www.anamikamishra.com