About the book :
In modern day America, amidst the contentious presidential election campaign of November 2016, immigrant author Hureen Saghar Gandhi finds that humor is the only way to keep her family and her friends’ spirits high. Living a fast and furious life in Northern Virginia, surrounded by quirky characters, she decides she has no choice but to weave them into her satirical anecdotes in her book: Page 6 And Beyond. This book will have you laughing out loud as she embarks on a spy mission to: bond with long-lost childhood school friends on a sensational WhatsApp column; fulfill her bucket lists; chronicle encounters with her kids, and challengers; relate her childhood escapades; relive her misadventures in the Nordic region; and supply readers with extraordinary stories of her friends living in different continents.
About the Author
Hureen Saghar Gandhi lives with her husband and their two wonderful daughters in Northern Virginia. She savors her ever-growing collection of memories from her travel escapades and meeting people from all around the world. Her passion lies in capturing the moments (that may get lost in time) through her camera lens. And recently through her writing, she humorously brings to life her fond memories
While conversing we found out a little more about the book.
1)The blurb makes us all curious. Can you tell us a little more about the book what does it include?
The underlying theme of the book is to enjoy living each and every moment in life while keeping one’s sense of humor. The book has me a first-generation immigrant resident of the United States living an ordinary suburban life with my family. In my daily life, I come across various characters with their idiosyncrasies. The book is about how I embrace each of these characters. The dominant framework is my school’s WhatsApp group where my classmate’s unbeknownst to them have become the source of my inspiration for many of the sensational stories.
2)How did you start writing? What does it mean to you?
My funny bone triggered when I had my first born 12 years back, and I decided to be a stay-at-home mom. My writing skills, however, was a discovery. I stumbled upon it only a couple of years ago when I started to write a humorous column “Page 6” on my school WhatsApp group.
I write to make myself and others laugh. It also helps me self-reflect and muse over my fond memories and experiences.
3)Is this your usual genre to write? What else do you write about? Any new works?
Yes, humor is the only genre I have officially published.
New work- I have some ideas penned down. It will just be a matter of time and the right trigger.
4)Your favorite authors? What are you currently reading?
I enjoy a wide variety of the genres. My favorite author is Dan Brown. Amongst humor authors, I loved Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs. Funnybone. I borrowed the framework of my book from hers, and am thankful to her to inspire many of my personal accounts that have made it to my book. I also enjoy Anuja Chauhan’s sense of humor.
I am currently reading three books depending on my mood and my geographical location. At home I am reading Jeffrey Archer’s “Tell Tale,” and Rhonda Byrne’s “How Secret Changed My Life,” while in between waiting for my girl’s after-school activities to get over, I am reading kindle version of Anuja Chauhan’s “The Zoya Factor.”
5) Any tips for our writers and readers?
You are never too old to pursue your dreams. Don’t let age and experience stop you from doing anything you wish to do in your life. It’s passion, hard work, and perseverance that will lead you where you want to see yourself.
Tip for writers – Make your first draft free-flowing, unobstructed, devoid of any self-criticism.
Tip for readers – Page 6 And Beyond is a light read. Although the events in the book are connected, you can still open any chapter of the book and read it on its own. In addition, watch out for the intricate illustrations done to support the narration. To understand some of them, you have to read the complete chapter and come back again to admire the idea and work done in illustrations.
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