Interview with author Anu Sharma Author of a romantic novel “Love is Not Always Lavender”

Interview with author Anu Sharma Author of a romantic novel “Love is Not Always Lavender”

The Literature Times: Welcome to The Literature Times, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.

Author: Thanks for having me! The responses that I have been receiving are overwhelming. . It feels surreal.

The Literature Times: What encourages you to become an Author?

Author: I am very vocal about everything in real life and I have many stories to share. So what better than becoming an author, which allows me to serve both the purposes.

The Literature Times: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.

Author: I like to write about contemporary issues and topics which are considered to be a taboo in society.

The Literature Times: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!

Author: Emily Bronte and Charles Dickens had sowed the seed of writing in me. Apart from them, I like reading Kiran Desai, Vikram Seth to name a few.

The Literature Times: The titles seem different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.

Author: Coming up with a befitting title for the book was equally challenging as writing it. It took months of brainstorming. Since, the book talks about the hardships that the protagonist had to face in maintaining her relationship. We came up with this name, which tells the path of love is not always lavender.

The Literature Times: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.

Author: This is my debut novel. Hence, I am looking forward to registering some significant achievements very soon.

The Literature Times: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?

Author: Currently, I am hoping for my readers to read and acknowledge my work. So, I can establish a place for myself and pursue writing full fledgedly.

The Literature Times: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.

Author: Yes, I am working on my second book. I am expecting it to be out by next year.

The Literature Times: How you see Indian writing in the 21st century? What changes do you see in the modern way of writing? Do you feel it has been changed by the time?

Author: There are so many inspiring and talented authors out there. The modern way of writing showcases the problems that are deep-rooted in society in a very subtle manner. People are writing about issues that are prevalent in the current times and also ways to cope with it.

The Literature Times: How easy/ difficult it was for you to publish your book? What message would you like to give to budding authors?

Author: It would be a foursquare lie if I say it was easy to publish my first novel. Right from choosing the correct publisher to looking into all the nitty gritties of pre and post publishing process, it can be a very challenging and tiresome task.

My message to the budding authors would be to do proper homework before choosing which publication house to move forward with and no matter how many rounds of rework any process takes, don’t give in until you feel good about the outcome.

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