One of my great clients is Prachi Sharma. She has a very great idea of a book and I like its story so much. The characters are butterfly and caterpillar. This is a story about courage and motivation. Your children will be delighted with brightly illustrated characters and the story itself. To get to know more about the author and her views about her books, please read about my quick interview with her:
Interviewer: What motivates you to write the book “Try, Don’t Cry”?
Prachi Sharma: My kids are my prime motivation. They are the reason and the critics of my book. I used to tell them these stories at nighttime until a good friend advised me to pen them down.
Interviewer: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Prachi Sharma: Words are my passion. So, when as a mother of three, I felt like I am loosing the “me” in this hectic life, writing was a natural course to rediscover myself.
Interviewer: Who or what was your inspiration for writing?
Prachi Sharma: The need to teach the kids to be strong and never give up made me imagine this story. If you are a mother, you know the importance of inculcating values in your child’s life. And you would also know how they hardly listen. Therefore, using the bedtime story with a message was the best thing I could think of.
Interviewer: Why readers must read your book?
Prachi Sharma: Readers must read this book to understand the reasons for not giving up and believing in oneself. You should read the book to learn that as important hard work and perseverance is, so is the belief in yourself.
Interviewer: While writing your book, how do you feel about it?
Prachi Sharma: I started writing this book to vent out my desire to convey my message to kids in a way that they found entertaining and not nagging or boring.
Interviewer: What do you expect the reader’s reaction after reading your book?
Prachi Sharma: If I could inspire at least one child to “try don’t cry”, every time s/he is faced with trouble; I would call my book a success.
Interviewer: Do you have any message for the prospective readers of your book?
Prachi Sharma: Enjoy and wait for the sequel. The sequel to this book is “Try, Don’t Cry!! But When” and other upcoming title is “Colors”.
Her book will be coming up in many publishing houses and watch out for the links here. For a preview of the book cover, please take a look here.