Interviewing author Smita Ganeriwala
Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. It was a part of my bucket list, but finally in 2014, decided to go about to actually doing it.
Q.2 how did you come up with the name of your books
A. The first book ‘Shreya’s Eighth’ was easy as it is about Shreya’s 8th birthday...but to leave the children guessing decided to skip the word ‘birthday’ from it. Similarly, the second is named Samira’s SIT venture which is about the SIT- the Stay Indoor Tournament. The book is set during the rainy season so the name seemed appropriate. The third is ‘The Three on a spree’. This was a tough one...as about planning for a vacation. Then realized shopping before a vacation is all that children think of so that the pictures come out great! 😊 The fourth book ‘The Braces Club’ is about a Braces club so...😊
Q. 3 what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. I am writing the third book of the second series ‘The Double Digit Club’ of which ‘The Braces Club’ is the first, ‘The Cycling Club’ -yet to be published, is the second and ‘The trekking club’ shall be the third. Besides this am working on a adult fiction and a non-fiction relating to food.
Q 4. how long have you been writing?
A. Serious writing began as late as 2014.
Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?
A. Write what you would want to read yourself! Do not buckle under pressure to write for a particular audience.
Q 6. where can people find you online?
A. The books are available on Amazon and Flipkart with the Kindle version also on amazon.com. Also, have a website www.smitajee.com and a facebook page SmitaJeePublications. I also have a blog justplaydear.blogspot.com. My personal face book page is Smita Ganeriwala 😊
Q7 do you plan on making more books in the future
A.Yes of course. Definitely.
Q 8 how many books have you written
A.4 published, 2 unpublished (one child, one adult fiction) and a few unfinished.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
A.No, I am a chartered accountant by profession, musician at heart, foodie by birth, sportsperson by choice and a writer by passion.