Interviewing Children's author Harsha Rao Sheelam

Q.1 When did you decide you were going to write a book?

A. I never pre-planned of being an author. I didn’t know I could be one until I received an e-mail from a publishing company and then I ran upon a thought of writing my own book. This happened in 2017 with my debut children’s book ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’.

Q.2 How did you come up with the name of your books?

A.‘Beautiful Inside and Out’ is something I have believed in from a very long time. It had to be the title of my first book.
Funnily, ‘Good Exists in all that Exists’ was a title that I thought of when I was in my sleep. No sooner did I think of it, than I ran to my desk to rename my draft.
‘The House of Terry Atterberry’ was something more child-like. I wanted something that would excite the kids.

Q. 3 What are you working on now for 20 18?

A.I released ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’ at the beginning of 2018. Now, I’m planning on a children’s book named ‘Poppydown Pals’. Waiting for an appropriate time to publish it.

Q 4. How long have you been writing?

A.I’ve been writing ever since I was a child, but I took it up professionally in 2016.

Q 5. What advice would you give other authors?

A. Writing needs a lot of passion to it, never lose that excitement to write something new. Keep your network open for new ideas. Keep writing and never worry about the numbers. It will all pay off when the time is right.

Q 6. Where can people find you online?

A. Everyone can find me on

Q7 Do you plan on making more books in the future ?

A.I’m going to keep writing new stories whenever my mind is ready to. It’s impossible for me to force my imagination to come up with something. For me, ideas, thoughts, creativity, and patience is everything.

Q 8 How many books have you written?

A. I have written 3 books up to date.

Q 9 Did you go to college to be a writer?
No, I haven’t. I haven’t studied writing at a college. The knowledge is from my learning and experiences through my schooling years.