Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Author Interview of Seeking Redemption

Book Blurb:

Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It's her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belonging to a middle class family to the uncharted territories of corruption and caste based politics. Her path is crossed by the two men, both compelling yet completely contrasting characters, who are forever going to change her life. If it is Aman who can challenge her ideals and defy her resolves, and makes her the person she finally becomes, it is Abhay's sublime love which enables her to go through the vicissitudes of life. It's also the story of her loss as well as triumph against her own demons to find her true self.

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Author Interview

1. What inspired you to write the book?

Sometimes some crisis in life brings out what is lying dormant in you. Although I used to write but never at a big scale. A professional crisis gave me opportunity to look within and channelize my energy into something worthwhile. Instead of getting down by it, I chose to write and eventually won over my own demons.

2. When did you realise that you want to write a book?

As long as I can remember but couldn’t manage enough time from my busy professional life.

3. Who helped you in writing the book and please say about their contributions?

Namrata Madhira, my friend and editor tops the list. Not only she edited the final manuscript but all along she gave me unquestioned support and believed in my writing capabilities when I couldn’t believe myself.

4. How is your book going to inspire the readers?

The book is a love story in the backdrop of corruption and ills of cate based reservation prevalent in India. The main character Meera goes through a lot of struggles in life but she doesn’t give up and flows with the current of life instead of against it. I believe my readers would be inspired by her grit and determination.

5. If you are given the chance to change one thing in your book what would it be?

I doubt if I would like to change anything. I wrote it with full of conviction and don’t think any alteration is needed.

6. How do you find time to write and which part of the day is best for writing for you?

To find time to write is completely a conscious effort. I manage to squeeze from few words to thousand words in between my schedule, it all depends. I have no particular routine or timing. I write whenever I feel like as I can’t follow any routine.

7. Which books have inspired you the most, in the journey of writing this book?

I loved Kite Runner, Fountainhead, We the Living, Anna Karenina etc.

8. What is the best advice, you would give for writers who are trying to write a book?

Don’t ever give up! Writing is very lonely job and at times very demanding. Combined with that, you don’t have certainty that your effort will bear the fruit. You just have to write because you love it, it’s your passion.

9. What are your hobbies?

Reading, Travelling.

10. What can we expect from you in the future?

I am working on my third project which is love story. My second book which is a drama/romance/mystery is under publication.

About the Author:

Dr.Madhu Vajpayee- the writer was born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture its enigma in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several scientific papers and chapters in books, this book is her first step in literary world.  
Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. She was a consultant at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi having been associated with management of patients living with HIV/AIDS. She is now settled in Melbourne, Australia with her family, where she is devoting most of her time to writing, the passion that she couldn’t pursue earlier because of the demands of medical profession and commitment it requires.When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and travelling.

Reviews for the Book:

It was a perfect book and can motivate one. ~ Nidhi Author on Goodreads

Wonder full book.Clearly highlights the current problems faced in India as a result of reservation! ~ Nikhil Dave on Goodreads

It is one of the amazing fiction I have read in the near past. Highly recommended. Cocktail of Corruption, politics and love. ~ Akshay_Tripathi on Amazon

What Madhu does well with this story is to highlight many factors that need change. She brings out facets like reservation. She talks about the more rigid mindset of an Indian family ~ Vinay Leo @ Booworm's Musings

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