What inspired you to author this book?
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It was inspired by the feeling regarding the passing of time when I had my
first kid - “It goes so slowly, it goes in a flash”, where time seem to drag
yet in a blink of an eyes, my baby was a toddler! and I kinda built the whole
poem around that line.
Q. Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
That was also my kids. My book is a labor of love for them so when they grow up, they can say, they were in a book!
Q. Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
All the books I read since I was a child. And all the music I listened to while I was growing up.
Q. What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
The writing was the easy part. I was not planning to make a book. I just wanted it to be part of my kids’ school experience, so it was chosen as part of world poetry day and performed by nine schools Teachers, principals and students. Then, when I thought I may as well make it into a book since it was such a big hit, I had no idea where to begin to get my poem made into a book. So, learning self-publishing was challenging at every stage and step.
Q. Tell your readers about your
NIGHT TO DAY is a beautiful bedtime book about change and hope. Where change is a natural part of the flow of everyday life and every dark night turns into a bright new day.
Q. Who is your target audience, and why?
This book can be for anyone really. Young and young-at-heart. But who would particularly be into it are parents who want to bond with their kids at bedtime. Or older siblings who want to show off their reading skills to their younger siblings. And Anyone who likes beautiful illustrations.
Q. If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?
They are not just buying a story book with additional value add of breathwork and mindfulness quotes. They are also buying gift of love and connection, for their kids and themselves. This book can be given to anyone really. Even to an adult, as a gift of encouragement in dark times.
Q. What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Overcoming adversity to become the person I am today.
Q. What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
The love and meaning I put into my words. So Simple yet so profound.
Q. How do you overcome writer’s block?
Watch more movies, read more books, listen to more music, make more friends, live more life. Then, you’ll never run out of things to write about.
Q. What one piece of advice do you have for new authors?
Just write. Put it down in black and white.
Then find a good editor. A good formatter. A good printer. And be hands on about the business of self-publishing, if you are serious about making writing a career you can make money from.
Q.What is next for you in your writing career?
I have a series of other books lined up waiting to be published but I am taking a pause as I am now writing music!
Q. Tell your readers anything else you want to share.
Just keep going, one step at a time. Just keep going, one day at a time. You can do it!
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Night to Day Hardcover – Large Print, February 12, 2021