Author’s Background: Author-Poet, Sneha is a writer by night and an IT professional by day. She was born in Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh. Her writings typically focus on the ironies of lives and phases of relationships; hoping that her writing will give words to those who have gone through and felt like what she did. Writing for her is a passion and medicine too. She wants to remain a seeker of peace and knowledge. Apart from her interest in writing, she is a proud parent of more than 100 plants & trees and more than 20 furry friends. She loves to get engrossed in the beauty of imagination. Her love for sketching and painting adds meaning & impact to her poems. she believes that LOVE is the most powerful emotion on this planet earth, and anything and everything is achievable with the right state of mind. She had been taking art workshops for free for those who really want to nurture the artist in them but were not able to afford the course. She currently works in an IT firm in Bengaluru and lives with her husband and daughter.
Neel Preet: Firstly, Big Congratulations to you on your book, “I am the Moon: Verses of Gloom, Love and Hope!” What responses are you getting from this book of yours? Please share your experience about this book.
Sneha: my poems are giving words to those who might have gone through and faced like what I did and helping them healing and improving. Because my prose and poems come from daily life, my readers get connected to it and find it relatable.
Neel Preet: Your book isa wonderful collection of “Emotional & Inspirational Poems” so what inspired you to write these poems?
Sneha: inspired by life.
Neel Preet: You’ve given a very interesting title to your book, which is very catchy too so, what made you go for this title for your book?
Sneha: We all go through good and bad times in lives exactly the way moon goes different phases. the moon is a source of inspiration available for all of us every day without any cost, it inspires us how to stay calm and composed on the days when life is going thorough dark phases; and how to shine bright on the days when life favours you.
Neel Preet: What was your mind-set, while working on this book? What was the impetus behind this work of yours?
Sneha: it was actually the heart work and not the hard work which made this book a reality.
Neel Preet: Very few Authors are coming out with ‘Poetry Collections’ these days however you did so, which I believe is a bold step. So, why did you choose Poetry and not something else?
Sneha: I write what I feel, so, poetry comes natural to me. For me, it was not the bold step, it was just formation of my thoughts into words, and I felt that it should be shared with the world. Through this book, I wish to tell my readers that they are not alone, and we all are much more than flesh and bones. We feel the same emotions at some of the other points in time, splashing a handful of poetry on the emotional injuries works wonders. It works and it always did to make you feel lighter and better.
Neel Preet: Your writing seemed to be impeccable and you were bold with your poems in your book, which I really appreciate. Therefore, I want you to tell us about some of those writers, who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Sneha: I don’t follow anyone.
Neel Preet: Is there any message which you would like to convey to your readers? Or any piece of advice, which you would like to give to the readers out there!
Sneha: My advice is, in modern times where you can know anything any time on the tip of your finger, first know who you are and what you are. look within. Ask yourself. Know what’s your true calling, and most importantly, know what you are not. Don’t believe in who you are not.
Neel Preet: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Sneha: my upcoming book which anthology in Hindi ‘Main Hi Kyun’ will be published next month.
Neel Preet: Thank you so much for answering all my questions. All the very best to you for future and your book too!
Sneha Vishwakarma: Thank you very much.