Today, the spotlight shines on bestselling author, Sukanya!
Are you an indie author or a traditionally published author?
I’m a traditionally published author.
Tell me a little about your writing journey, thus far.
Okay! So, I’m Sukanya, a 21-year-old multi-genre author, a film critic and book reviewer. My works have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies nationally and internationally including Reader’s Digest, Times of India, Sahitya Akademi Bimonthly Journal, Lucidity Int. Poetry Journal, SEAL (South East Asian Literature) festival anthologies and AIPF Int. Anthology (Austin International Poetry Festival). I have also received a number of awards; The Best Manuscript Awards for fiction & non-fiction categories (Mumbai Litofest, Literature Festival 2018) etc. My short story ‘Healing of wounds’ has been awarded a certificate of merit byNational Children’s Literature Festival led by eminent author, Ruskin Bond. My latestreleases include Mocktail and #Metoo. My movie reviews have been published in various newspapers and journals of repute like ‘Just film’ international magazine, Different truths, ‘Creation and Criticism’ISSN: 2455-9687 (A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal Devoted to English Language and Literature) and many more. My research paper ‘Voicing of perspective through creativity – an in-depth analysis of Devika Das’s works’. has been published by ‘The Expression: An International Multidisciplinary e-Journal’, ISSN: 2395-4132 (Online)| A Peer-Reviewed Journal |Impact Factor: 3.9. I’m the only undergraduate student to be considered for a research paper published by the journal so far.
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so explain why.
I don’t write under a pseudonym but I’d love to do that sometime in the near future
What genre do you write and why?
As I said earlier, I do not stick to one genre. But if you ask me, I love writing poetry because it helps me understand and appreciate the world around. It is as an expression of self. As they say, poetry’s strength lies in its ability to shed a passive light on the world, so the truth sneaks up on you. No question about it. Poetry teaches us how to live, also I discovered my love for writing through poetry.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a book project with Spear, my coauthor. The book we’re working on is called “Petals and Thorns”.
What inspired you to write your books?
I began writing when I was 8. I have always been self-motivated when it comes to writing.
Who are your top 5 favorite authors?
I got more than 5, but my favorite authors are Ruskin Bond, Agatha Christie, Perumal Murugan, Joseph Murphy and Napoleon Hill.
What does literary success look like to you?
Touching a million souls through my work.
How many hours a day do you write? What is your writing routine?
Oh, I don’t have one. I’m an emotional writer.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it be and why?
None really, books are like babies to me. I’m happy about writing my own
What advice would you like to give to aspiring authors?
Persistence, Patience and Perseverance. The 3 P’s for success, of any kind not just writing;
Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Yes, I do:
But I mostly post updates on Instagram and Facebook.