Hello everyone! Welcome to our first Women’s History Month (W.H.M.) Spotlight Event! This is a new blog event on Win’s Books that happens after B.H.M. Books ends and February. Women’s History Month is internationally known to be the month of March. And for two week-long of March, we spotlight female character centered books and stories, female authors, and more! Today’s posts are an author interview with the amazing author, Sredhanea Ramkrishnan. So, without further ado, let’s get on with the spotlight!
About the Author:
A Food technologist by profession and an aspiring author by passion, Sredhanea has written more than 20 blogs in the Coffelicious publications of Medium. She Published 7 Self-help articles in magazines like ‘The Infinithoughts’ and is a Freelance content writer for Carty studios. Her Debut historical fiction “THE CORD” Won best aspiring author award from ‘The cherry book awards’, and ‘The Rising Author of the year’ award by Priya’s wisdom publications, ‘Budding Author of the year’ by JEC publications and post-publication has won the ‘Young Author of the year’ award by CLA global awards and ‘Emerging Author of the year-Fiction’ award from Ukiyoto Publishing. She is also a co-host for LOL (Love Of Literature) a podcast for aspiring authors and an avid fiction reader and reviewer.
What and when started your love for writing?
My writing adventure started in 2016, I was in a real dark place personally and I felt like I couldn’t articulate my issues or feelings effectively enough. Many friends suggested journaling, but I felt by writing about my emotions, I would only be wallowing more in them, hence I started writing fiction, creating my own world to forget the pains of the reality I couldn’t accept. The journey was both cathartic and eventful. I never dreamt of being a recognized author. I started writing not to impress or even to express but to explore myself. To answer questions within me and seek clarity within myself.
Of all of the book genres, what drew you to write about yours?
I’m not sure if I picked the genre. I would say, the plot did. I had a story outline in mind and as it materialized into a plot and the foregoing chapters it turned out to be historical fiction. And luckily for me who prefers reading historical, mythological and thriller fiction, my book THE CORD turned out to be one of my preferred genre. Being a more research and process oriented human, that I am, it kind of felt like the genre satiated both the creative (right) and analytical (left) sides of my brain.
What’s your favorite book cliché or trope?
I usually don’t prefer trope/cliches. But I just couldn’t help falling in love with a few lines of certain authors like, Khaled Hosseini’s ‘For you a thousand times over’ in the kite runner and Dan brown’s ‘Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire’ in the Da vinci code. ‘
The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy.’ By Amish tripati in the secret of nagas and my oh my, I still cannot stop emoting over, Lata gwalani’s ‘Homelssness is a vacant feeling like it’s twin-being unloved. Of the few who know both intimately, some choose home over love, at all costs.’ In Road to Abana.
If you could meet your favorite female author who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Paula Hawkins to talk about how she could write characters that don’t starkly lean towards good or bad, but lie right in reality with layers and layers of complexity and explore them especially through a thriller. And J.K Rowling to talk about how being Rober Galbriath gave her the freedom to expand her creative style above her oft appreciated Harry potter series.
What makes your book(s) special?
My book THECORD is a personification of how similar war and love can be. I’ve tried to look beyond the superficial bravery and discipline of soldiers and their families and dig deep into more visceral emotions like patriotism, humanity and love between and within them.
I love experimenting through writing, and in THE CORD, I have used inland letters to denote conversations between two characters. My publisher even helped make the page look like a letter and we attached the corresponding postal stamp at the top of the page to make it more authentic.
What made THE CORD more special is the amount of love it has recieved from it’s readers, especially ones with an Army background, who have gratefully acknowledged how it has rightly captured so many latent and overlooked emotions of a soldier’s family.
So… what are you working on now?
I am currently in the process of creating character arcs and preliminary plot mapping for my next book., a medical fiction based on a particularly vulnerable tribal group based out of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. As the empirical research on these people on the internet and through books are minimal, I am visiting the Andamans to gather more data.
Sredhanea has such a brilliant mind! Wow food technology and a fiction writer, just amazing! I can’t wait to see what other great things she accomplishes! For more information about Author Sredhanea or to connect with her, please visit:
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