My debut literary crime novel,”You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is slowly making its way into the world.
It is available in India here.
Reviews are appreciated–please get in touch if you’d like a review copy.
This blog has always kept things honest. I may not have shared all of my life, but there have been no untruths in what I have written about here.
This is one reason why I have hesitated to blog in the new year. You don’t want to talk about burnouts on your blog–you’re supposed to be perennially overflowing with energy, but sadly, that’s not the case.
All of last year has been a bit of a trial both in my personal and professional life. There have been triumphs too, of course, You Beneath Your Skin is still an Amazon bestseller, but all of it has come at a cost. Less sleep and all the other usual crimes against health.
A layered perspective – Metro Plus, The Hindu
You Beneath Your Skin – Opinion Express
How I Wrote My Novel Using Index Cards – The Literary Consultancy
3 Exciting Fiction Launches – eShe
Books to check out this week – Deccan Herald
Racy murder mystery has dollops of bitter realism – The Asian Age
Books of the week – Firstpost
Going Strong – The New Indian Express
TLC Mentee becomes Amazon Bestseller – The Literary Consultancy
I seek to make the familiar extraordinary – Life and More
Novel talks of crime, corruption and power struggle – Press Trust of India
Bookmarked: What you should read this September – The Indian Express
Implementation of Posco Act needs scrutiny: Outlook India
Getting Beneath Skin Of Delhi Where She Once Lived – Odisha Bytes
Book Review I Colour of Crime – The Indian Express
Ten Must-Read Thrillers By Women Authors That Will Blow You Away: ShethePeople TV
These have led to more coverage for You Beneath Your Skin on social media, which seems to helped the book sell well in the home market.
I’m not going to be doing too many offline events now, though online efforts will continue. I’m still hustling for the nonprofits Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks. In the meanwhile, I’ll take a little time off and celebrate 12 years of this blog.
I’ll give away things I love best to bloggers (whose support has brought this blog and my writing to a wider audience)–books.
So 12 books will go out to 12 bloggers, from a random selection of names of bloggers I’ve put in a box, and given a huge shake-up.
I started blogging here on the 6th January, 2008 as a daily-writing-ritual of sorts, and on 6th January 2020–there will be time enough to pause and reflect. I’ll do my anniversary post on the 8th—to coincide with the first IWSG post of the year.
In the meanwhile, connect us to a post from last year that you’d like us to read:
I’m adding a Linky list, open for a week, till the 12th of January, and invite you all to add your old posts from last year. I’ll delete spam and keep the list tidy, so if you want to browse through the list and visit other blogs and make friends, you’re most welcome. The link will remain up, till further notice.
In the linky, please do the following:
- Link to the Blog Post you want read, and not to your blog. I’ll delete links that lead to home pages and websites.
- In the Blog Title part of the Link form, add your Blog Post Title. If your post title is intriguing, others might want to click through as well.
Do NOT do the following:
- Do not add spam links.
- Do not add homepage links to Websites/ Blogs.
- Do not add more than one post.
- Do not ask me to edit/ make changes to the list. (I edit typos without being prompted, don’t worry).
How was your blogging journey last year? If you added a blog post on the list, why choose this particular one? If you’re a writer, tell us about your book promotion efforts!