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Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity

By Jaideep Khanduja @PebbleInWaters
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Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity She has a lovely, intuitive and flawless website. Her facebook page is here and so is her Penguin link. Her date & month (not year) of birth is same as my daughter's :-)

Welcome Shobha to your page on my blog and let us chat with you to understand the excellent work done, being done, and to be done; by you. Your real name and pen name? 
Shobha Nihalani


Please share some of the best memories of your childhood 
Cycling and kite-flying


What career did you plan during your education days 
Didn't have a plan, was going to do commerce, graduate and get married


What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?
Books

What is your favorite genre and why? 

Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity

Thrillers because it's fast-moving and the stories are full of suspense which is addictive


What is the purpose of your writing? 
To enjoy my passion and creativity


Which of your work published so far? 
Danish translation of Karmic Blues and The Silent Monument. In English, it is The Silent Monument and NINE - Curse of the Kalingan (first of a trilogy)


What are your forthcoming writings? 

Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity

The second book of NINE 


What are your future plans? 
To continue to write and work on some new ideas that branch out into other forms of thrillers


What four top most things you take care of while writing a book? 
Characters, Setting, Pace, and Plot


Your dream destination on Earth? 
By the seaside


Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed. 
Born in India, lived in Kano (Nigeria), Bangaluru, Singapore, Mumbai, Antwerp, currently based in Hong Kong

Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity

What best things you liked in these countries around the globe? 
The food, learning about new cultures, and developing a connection with different people from different backgrounds


Your favorite time of the day? 
Mornings


Your zodiac/ sunsign? 
Gemini-Cancer Cusp


Your favorite color and why? 
Blue - it's cool and warm at the same time :)


Your favorite book and why? 
Too many books I love and cherish, can't decide
Your favorite food? 
Any kind of rice - rice with curds is welcome anytime


Some quickies:

Author Interview: Shobha Nihalani: I Write To Enjoy My Passion And Creativity

Sun or Moon (moon),
Laughter or Smile (smile),
Morning or Evening (morning),
Coffee or Tea (both),
Mountain or Sea (Sea),
Long Drive or Short Drive (long drive) ,
Silence or Conversation (Silence)
State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

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