Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Book Tour [Author Interview] - An Incurable Insanity - Simi K. Rao

on Book Tour

Her heart fluttered when she heard the sound of the key turn in the lock. She quickly adjusted her maroon silk sari with the yellow border, the one that had caught his eye, and waited eagerly for his footsteps.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven... Yes, exactly seven steps before he stopped, hesitated for a few moments, then removed his shoes one by one and arranged them neatly side by side on the shoe rack.
She smiled. He had been mindful of taking his shoes off every day now. "I am not used to it, but I will if you want me to. It's probably a good thing to do anyway."
As he settled down, he would pick up the TV remote and, without looking at her, would say in his smooth baritone, "So how did you spend your day, anything interesting?"
Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

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About Author
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. Her contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, was released on October 8, 2013. An Incurable Insanity is her first foray into writing. The inspiration for the story came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family.

An Author Interview

What inspired you to write?
I didn’t start out as a writer though I’ve always loved books. I’ve always wanted to become a doctor for as long as I can remember but over the years the stress of the demanding job got to me. I sought an outlet that would help me escape as well as channel my creativity which I knew was hidden somewhere inside. Thus I began to write.

What is your biggest obstacle when you write?
Many ideas, not enough time.

Aside from the main character, is there any other character you are secretly fond of?
Yes, and it is no secret. I’m very fond of Sunshine, the spunky ‘never say die’ old lady who plays a key role in my story. In fact her character is modeled on a real life personality.

Tell us about your next project.
My next project is a novel which can probably be described as a comedy of errors. The plot is based on something many people will be able to connect to especially in this digital age.

Define a perfect day for you.
A perfect day for me varies according to the mood I’m in. But usually involves spending time with my daughter or relaxing with my favorite book and of course writing. :)

Any suggestions for aspiring writers out there?
Develop your own voice and write because you love to.

Rapid fire Questions

ebook/Print: ebook for travel, print for nightstand
Read/write: Both
Book/movie: Book
eat/sleep: sleep
pen/pencil: pen
laptop/tablet: laptop
wood/metal: wood
colorful/black&white: Black&white
coffee/tea: tea
chocolate/strawberry: both
Zombie life/peaceful death: peaceful death

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