Meet Gopal Shanker. He is NOT your sweet, loving Grandpa. He is sarcastic. He is irritable. And yet, underneath all that there is a heart of gold. Meet him in A Hundred Little Flames Know anyone like him? Tell me in comments.
In the past, I have blogged about how I signed 3000 copies of my previous novels, The Secret Wishlist , The One You Cannot Have and also It's All In the Planets . (Click on each one to read about the signing of those books) I have also written about why I sign my books 'With Love, Preeti Shenoy' . (Do read the post) It is that time of the year again, when I sign my pre-orders. I have just got back from Manipal, utterly exhausted with knotted shoulder muscles, numb finger tips and a feeling of wanting to sleep for a hundred years. I am bone-dead tired. I left for Manipal, on 25th which has one of India's finest and most advanced Printing press. To reach Manipal, you have to travel to Mangalore, and then go by road, a journey about an hour and a half. My flight was late, and by the time I reached Manipal it was about 7.30 pm. I checked into the hotel, and knew I had two long days ahead of me. The next morning, we reached the press at 9.00 am. Pic credit Y
Nothing is predictable in life. Anything can strike us at any moment. You can take all the insurance in the world, but that will not prevent a tragedy from hitting you. Often it isn't even our fault. Life isn't fair. This is exactly what happens to Ayan, a 26 year old guy, working in a multinational in Pune. Find out his story and read about it in A Hundred Little Flames. Do you think we can do anything to protect ourselves? In what ways can we cushion these things that we have no control of? Tell me in comments. I would love to hear your thoughts.
One of my closest friends (we have been friends since we were 10) lost her mother last month. I have mentioned it in my earlier posts. She and I were talking just now, about how death of our loved ones leave an irreplaceable void in our lives. Every memory now on, every thing we do, every success we achieve will always be tinged with sadness, as they aren't there to witness it. People will say things like 'Oh they are there with you, they are watching you from heaven' etc. But it's just not the same. A loss is a loss. One of the things I find these days is that people find it so easy to leave 'sad' emoticons on facebook. Someone announces the death of their parent, and many condolence messages come pouring in. It's easy. Click a button. Write a few words like 'stay strong', 'RIP' ,'Sorry for your loss' etc and it's done. You are off, scrolling to see the next funny video, or reading someone else's status message. In ma
All good friends have a favourite thing they do. It's their thing. Ayan and his friend quote random movie dialogues to each other. One who fails to guess the name of the movie gets beer for the other. What fun stuff do YOU do with your close friends? Tell me in comments, I would love to know. And I'l be back ;-) (which movie?) :) Guess the name of the movie correctly and I will pick one person and send them a handmade card. :) ___________________________ Get the book: http://preeti.io/a100lf ALL pre-orders from the above link will be signed copies.
This morning I did a Facebook Live, where I had an announcement about A Hundred Little Flames. As you can see from the above video, it was a lot of fun, as so many of you interacted so warmly with me. Thank you for that! If you want signed copies of A Hundred Little Flames , go to http://preeti.io/a100lf and place an order there. You can be sure it will be signed, provided you pre-order it (on Amazon).
Hi there, Hope you had a great Diwali! For those who joined me late, I am doing a hundred little blog posts to celebrate my new book A Hundred Little Flames. This means a new little blog post every day, till I reach a 100 :) Today is day 4. Sometimes, couples in love forget about everyone around them. They don't care what others think or feel, as they are so engrossed in each other, and their happiness. They also think that theirs is the greatest and the best love-story. They may not mean to do it. But they do so inadvertently. Ayan finds it annoying. Do you know any such couples? Has anyone you know acted that way? Tell me in comments! A new post tomorrow. Love Preeti ________________________ Get the book: http://preeti.io/a100lf
Ayan has a domineering father. Ayan is a guy who has made some mistakes in the past, like failing to clear his class twelve exams, the first time. He has worked hard since then, but his father cannot see that. His father controls him, and helps him all the time. Ayan hates it. But he is too terrified of his father to speak up. Meet Ayan in A Hundred Little Flames And if you know any parent(s) like Ayan's father, tell me about them in comments. Grab it: http://preeti.io/a100lf
Hi there, The cover of my new book A Hundred Little Flames was released in UK, at the Birmingham Literature Festival. The entire event was telecast live on facebook. In case you missed it, you can view it HERE. It has got 148K views so far! To celebrate the book, I had asked on my Facebook Author page if you wanted to see lines from the book. I had said that I would start a new project called A Hundred Little Blog-posts, where I reveal one line from the book (or a few lines) every single day, for the next 100 days! The response was an overwhelming YES. So as promised, here is the first post in the series. This is how the book begins! :) Like it? Please share it and show me some love. Grab the book : http://preeti.io/a100lf Also tell me in comments if there has been any one single incident which has completely changed your life? (There have been many in my life.) ____________________________________ Till tomorrow, keep smiling. Point your cursor to the
Greetings from Birmingham. I type this with a stunning view of the boating canals in Birmingham. We had the cover launch of my new novel yesterday at Birmingham, as a part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. The event was in association with DesiBlitz, which is an award winning web magazine, in UK for British Asians. They had carried a lovely interview with me some days back. DO READ it. The entire event of yesterday, was telecast live on Facebook. I have read from my new novel! :) I have also read from It's All In the Planets . If you watch the whole telecast, you will see how different the writing approach and the writing styles are in the two books. I am grateful that the event was a roaring success and that people turned up in large numbers. Meanwhile at @LibraryofBham @preetishenoy signs many, many books after her event. #BLF17 pic.twitter.com/Aw3ISbHA14 — Birmingham Lit Fest (@BhamLitFest) October 7, 2017 If you have missed the live