Many of you may not know that I write short stories for both children and adults. In fact, I have many short stories published in major publications here in India. At the beginning, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to write stories for a children’s supplement called TeleKids. I still smile thinking about the initial days when I’d watch the artist make illustrations for my stories. Creative people pay attention to process. When I write a story, I can visualise every moment of it. The illustrator may picture something totally different based on his unique perspective. So, it’s interesting to see the final product.
I have two short story collections for kids on Amazon Kindle. The first one was inspired by my mother and my favourite aunt (her sister). I don’t have any siblings but I am a keen observer of relationships, habits, emotions and so on. The Cheesecake Thief & Other Stories includes three short stories about two sisters who love each other and hate each other too. My stories are cute. They are realistic and with a touch of humor. During my childhood, I’d read books of this nature but it seems that children these days prefer a different kind of story. My stories don’t have any witches or monsters or magic in them – they’re just very real and quite sweet.
Story Time is my other short story collection on Amazon Kindle. The eleven stories include several that were published in TeleKids some years ago. I don’t preach to my readers but I do like to make them aware of changes in society such as parents opting to divorce or dads who cook every day.
If you would like to read these two kindle books, please check out the links below: