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Highly acclaimed and successful book “It doesn’t hurt to be nice” was released last year and made it’s author Amisha a star who is also a global marketing leader and a soul fitness trainer and managing three widely different careers perfectly at a time, She is currently based in Bangalore and we recently had an exclusive interview with her. Here’s the highlight of our tête-à-tête;
Q. How is the response of your 1st novel ‘It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Nice’? We found that it has garnered great reviews on amazon, are you satisfied with it?
Ans: I am extremely happy with the way ‘It Doesn’t Hurt To Be Nice’ has been so far successful in striking a chord with people across age groups leaving them contemplating their own individual lives in a positive way.
Yes there has been fantastic reviews on the book but an indescribable gratification was felt when a young boy sent me an email thanking me for the book and promised me that he would never ever think of taking revenge or suicide which he otherwise was contemplating due to his painful breakup and would certainly focus on working on himself to be an awesome person inside out.
Q. Tell us something about your journey to be an author, how it feels now?
Ans: Well I became a writer due to a purpose. The purpose is to make a nicer world which is full of joy, peace, and love. I wrote my first book to spread the messages of kindness, fearing nothing and compassion in a fun and entertaining way that leaves you in a positive realm of life. It feels awesome now and I look forward to more awesomeness through my future writings!!
Q. What is your quest as an author? Where you want to see yourself in 10 years from now?
Ans: I just want to bring smiles and joy to the people around and influence them positively through my writing and talks. Beyond this there is no quest. I don’t see 10 years from now at all. I just live by the day or the present moment. There is nothing worth chasing other than my inner beauty.
Q. It’s been one year since your debut novel was released, are you writing your next one? If yes then what can we expect from it?
Ans: Yes I am working on my second book which explores the beautiful nuances of unconditional love and compassion. Again it is a mix of drama, fun and real life experiences to relish the importance of true love in our lives.
Q. As an author in which genre you want to continue writing and why?
Ans: I want to continue writing in the genre of “goodness” in whatever way I can and would like to fill people’s life with more love, joy, and smiles.
Q. Is finding a publisher was a challenge? How is your experience of working with Srishti Publishers?
Ans: No it wasn’t a big challenge and my working with Srishti was a satisfactory experience and I am super glad that my debut book was published by them.
Q. What else you are doing apart from writing these days which is non-corporate and more for your personal satisfaction?
Ans: Well I do a lot of workshops and motivational talks. Like next month I am doing a theatrical display of my debut book amidst Bollywood song and dance in Belgium which is going to be a unique experience. Really excited about it!! My workshops are a mix of high energy exercises, assisted meditation and inner search techniques using ancient yoga.
Q. Who are your favorite writers and also tell us about your favorite books?
Ans: My favorite is Yoga Vashishta and Upanishads. Can read them thousands of times and every time I read there are newer and deeper nuances of life that I realize.
Q. Who or what is your inspiration to write?
Ans: My inspiration is my own life experiences coupled with my own self-realizations and the purpose to be a good human being with each passing day.
Q. Any message for your readers and budding writers you want to give?
Ans: To all my readers, thank you for all the love, feedback and appreciation and I hope to live up to your expectations in my upcoming books and writings. And for budding writers, well be fearless and original in your thoughts and see if you can have a purpose too which has to be more than mere selling!