Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Meet Sangeeta Author of A Glance At The Unknown

Hello, fellow readers. We are back with another author interview. Two weeks back we reviewed "A Glance at unknown" by Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh. Today we have Sangeeta is with us to discuss the book.



Hi Sangeeta. Firstly we would like to thank you for providing time from your busy schedule. We welcome to our blog, it is an honour to discuss your debut book.  

Before we proceed towards book can you tell our audience more about you?
I am Chartered Accountant by profession. Currently, I am working as an Executive Director & CFO + Independent Director. 
Can you tell us about your passion for writing?
I started writing recently. I don't have a special schedule for writing. When I am in the mood to write and I go with the flow. Apart from this book written have written short articles/travelogues/poems etc.
Can you describe your current book in few lines? What’s it about?
“A Glance at the Unknown” is an intriguing fiction thriller that has intertwined murder, rape, extra-marital affair, treachery and tragedy along with mystery, spirituality, clairvoyance, deeds and consequences. It is not just another story but one that gets the reader to think about the cause and effect theory. It also touches upon principles like values, purpose, integrity, crisis management, conflict management, work life balance etc. which are instilled into the reader through the engaging storyline. 
The book stresses the importance of the fact that what goes around comes around. The fiction is based on valuable life lessons such as shouldering responsibility, the importance of forgiveness, expressing gratitude, benefits of teamwork, spreading positivity, seeking inner peace and goodness in actions thus leading the reader towards an inward journey. It also provides insights on various matters including resolving inner conflicts, the importance of ethics and also offers perspectives on management of life.
The book is a blend of mysticism, Indian philosophy, and the modern world, making it an impactful read.
Give us an insight into your main characters.
A sneak peek into the story. As fate would have it, five strangers happened to meet each other in the beautiful, lush green and scenic forests of Agamalai in Tamil Nadu.  Each short story then eventually converges into the main story.
The hero of the story is called Sid. He is young, intelligent and dynamic. He wants to seek answers to his fathers’ untimely and unfortunate death. Revenge is what he seeks. He wants to get rid of the infamous goons the Veerargals, who dwell in the forests near Agamalai. Sid goes in search of the Veerargals to the forest. He wants to know why his innocent father was targeted. Was he able to seek the revenge he wanted and quench his thirst? 
Meet Shiva, of Indian origin, and a top notch CEO living in Malaysia.  While his professional life was at its peak, his personal life was at its low. This gets him very disturbed. He wants to seek answers as to why his life panned out thus. Did he manage to resolve the conflict of his life? 
Next is the runaway victim, Seema, who wants justice for her sister’s death caused by her sisters’ college mates. She is being chased by those college students as she has proof of her sister’s death, which was caused by them. And this proof would endanger the future of these students. Hence she is being targeted. Does she manage to escape from them and get them punished?
Moving on from the city to the interior jungles of Tamil Nadu into a tribal village near Agamalai, lived the tribal chief Arasi, whose life has been struck by tragedy after tragedy, to which she seeks answers. Life has been cruel to her in snatching away her near and dear ones. Why was it so? Does she get inner peace she was seeking?
Amidst them is also a bright person, yet a failure in life called Saravanan. He is money-minded, sarcastic and strong emotionally yet he had decided to end his life. Does he succeed? Why was he running away from life? 
Please tell us more about your experience while writing this book. Like how you got the idea and research you did for the book.
I got the idea for the book during my vacation in Cambodia. And I think my constant spiritual quest & learning lead me to write this book. I think most difficult part of writing was creating the time to write and editing the umpteen versions.
Have you prepared any video trailer or informative video about your book for readers?


What are you working on at the minute?
None at the point in time though there are many ideas up my sleeve
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
Open to it
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Start right (write) away! 
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