Author Interview with Adite Banerjie
I love creating characters, plotting their story and seeing them come to life. Sometimes, after outlining a scene, I’m taken by surprise when the characters decide to chart their own course and the scene turns out so much better than what I had originally planned.
The part I struggle with most with is when my lead characters are going through their black moments. Sounds strange, but their negativity gets me down too!
What would you say is the most valuable thing you have learned while working as a business journalist?
If your creative work has a price tag on it, it is a product (no matter how crass that sounds). And every product needs to be promoted. If you’re wondering what kind of business writing I did…I wrote about advertising and marketing!
In "The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal", you used the symbol of lavender roses beautifully. Is there a similar symbol or a motif in "Trouble Has a New Name"?
Yes, there is, but it’s not as prominent as the lavender rose was in The Indian Tycoon…
In Trouble Has a New Name, I have used different elements of the ocean—colour, sea shells, corals, etc.—as motifs to connect with the protagonist and her emotions. Even the Hero’s name –Neel—is inspired by the ocean.
Use these 5 words to write a mini-story: time, money, heart, woman, luck.
With time running out, a woman needs to rustle up the money to save her child who needs a heart transplant.
Please tell us more about your (writing) plans for the future.
I am currently working on a romantic-thriller which is set in London, Delhi and Rajasthan.
Thank you, Devika, for these fun questions and for hosting me on your site.
Spotlight on Book and Author
“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?”
Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.
Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!
Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!
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Meet the Author
Adite Banerjie has been writing professionally ever since she graduated from college. After an exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she turned to freelance writing, crunched numbers and wrote reports about consumer behavior and social development issues. Somewhere along the way she got on to the screenwriting bandwagon and wrote scripts for documentaries and spec screenplays for feature films. She was hired by a filmmaker to write a feature script based on a true story. When she penned her first romantic short story she won the 2012 Harlequin Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. Two of her books, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal and Trouble Has a New Name have been published by Harlequin India. And she is currently under contract to write two more for the same publisher. She lives in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, with her writer husband. She loves to connect with readers and writers.
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