‘When Love Sticks Around’ is a collection of essays recounting the memories of love, hope and joy in dire times. The key takeaway of this book is to cherish each moment of life no matter how mundane it is and sometimes learn to let go or to quote Danielle’s late mother - “These are the most important moments”
Jerusha Abott is a humorous character who views the world with a tinge of humour. She's impulsive at times, but straightens herself when she's reminded of her manners that she learnt in the orphanage. Filled with nuggets of wisdom and humour 'Daddy Long Legs' is a delightful read.
"With regards to modern fantasy, especially young adult fantasy, I personally believe we need to break away from this idea that ”female characters have to be strong”, that they have to be mini-action-figures who are perfect." - Astrid VJ
"When you support independent authors, you are supporting independent publishers. And to any aspiring authors, please keep writing. Don’t give up. Write the bad stuff so the good stuff can come to the surface and breathe. " - Danielle Dayney
/Prompt/ Write a poem that includes the line - 'This too shall pass' Picking moments from my jar of memories,I recreate a worldwhere people appear from wordsAnd music fills the air of melancholyBut the bubble bursts.Breaking my reverie The candle which once symbolised hope,Falls, hurting my limbsThe scars bleedRendering me weak in my kneesReality comes … Continue reading This too shall pass
"Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky" - John Lennon
What may seem on the surface maybe completely different from reality. A Slice of Life: Every person has a story is a short story anthology that serves as a reminder of that statement.
Once Upon a Time in Bharata Desham is a short story anthology that mirrors the traditions and rituals of ancient India. Shrewed counselor, faithful servants, kind royals, conspiring ministers this book has it all.
An Ode I Owed is a poetry anthology dedicated to life. Humour, sarcasm and love being the colours of life.
"Never stop loving and never abandon hope. In a world full of hatred and jealousy, let us provide love and hope to everyone we come across." - Poopesh Kumar
Old snooty Uncle Scrooge despises Christmas so much that he wishes 'Good Afternoon' on the festive occasion. One fine day when he was packing up on the eve of Christmas, he's greeted by the spirit of his partner, Jacob Marley.
How to be a Writer is laden with wisdom and incomparable humour. It also gives a brief about the writing styles of prominent literary figures.
Filled with anecdotes, interesting trivia and passages Love Among the Bookshelves is a collector's delight. It also brushes upon Ruskin Bond's life in England as a thriving writer.
'Soft Glimmers and Shining Stars' directs the readers towards a glimmer of hope in dark alleys and compels one to re-think life. At dire times like these, this poetry collection is a warm hug and a soft nudge to those who have lost motivation in the sea of life.
The poems in 'Sixty Years From Now' are profound and follow different styles with focused themes. The themes covered are vast, spanning over love, guilt, hope, philosophy and the socio-economic fabric of the world at large.
'Sumit The Brave Heart' chronicles the life of Sumit Shekhar, his grit, determination and enthusiasm towards day to day activities. This book also aims to create awareness about a lesser known chronic illness.
'Cadeau of Love & Hope' comprises of micro-poems on life that follow a rhyme scheme. The message of the anthology is how to use the gifts of love and hope to overcome odds in life.
A murder takes place and Captain Maitland is called, who summons Hercule Poirot. With nurse Amy Leatheran in tow, they examine the case like that of a doctor and a nurse.
Author Daniel Kelly talks about a popular Landmark that features in his book - 'Heroes of Troy'.
'The Anchored Boat' is a metaphor for life and in the case of this collection, the word 'anchor' refers to nature. There is always something to learn from nature and its inhabitants. That was my key takeaway from this poetry collection.
‘Pilgrims - A Collection’ describes the journey of the writer in free verse form. The verses refer to a significant phase that brought a change, albeit a spiritual one in case of the author.
'Only the good die young' shows the dark side of the advertising industry amidst the glitz and glamour surrounding it. The story is narrated by the characters, each having their own side of truth.
‘Stoned’ is a delightful concoction of realism, science fiction, fantasy, music and philosophy. Something that will smack your head or even make you smile.
A Jar of Pebbles' is an anthology which celebrates the spirit of ordinary in extraordinary ways. Pebbles represent the anecdotes and the jar personifies life itself. It was interesting to view life from the perspective of 80s especially during times like these.
A candid conversation with author Daniel Kelly where he talks about his love for Greek Mythology, growing up in Ireland and his work 'Heroes of Troy'.
'Magic Squares' is a fast and a racy read that will play games with your mind. Amudha's pursuit of truth will fuel your curiosity.