Under "Special Feature" every month I feature a Special Author.
During this month I put up 5 posts about the Author/Book, including Interview / Review / Excerpt / Guest Post / Author Bio / Fun Facts or whatever else we can come up with. Also on the first day of the month we will launch the Giveaway contest along with the first post and will announce the winner on the last day of the month.
So be sure to check out my blog every 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of every month for something new :)
*** Special Feature - January 2017 ***
About the Author:
Paromita Goswami is a writer and storyteller by passion and a rebel by choice. She says the world is full of stories and as a writer, she loves to pen them down. Born in Shillong, Paromita grew up very close to nature and it has influenced her thoughts in a big way.
With a career span of ten years in marketing, Paromita switched to writing in 2009. She worked as a freelance content developer with travel sites and also made travel documentaries for them.
Nevertheless, her passion for writing fiction kept bugging her and finally in 2013 she drafted her first manuscript, Shamsuddin’s Grave. With one year of research work, the book was published in 2015. The book deals with the critical issue of illegal migration and has been critically acclaimed by the reviewers.
Her work is not genre specific. From literary fiction to children book to upcoming paranormal thriller and women fiction, Paromita Goswami‘s books offer the variety of life to her readers.
Grow Up Messy! is her second book published in 2016. It is a hilarious coming of age story of a naughty five-year-old girl amid the backdrop of the border security force campus life. Set in the early eighties the book is an ideal family read with children. The book is a part of a series.
Her upcoming work is paranormal thriller series based on Jungle assaults.
Besides writing Paromita Goswami is also the founder of Raipur Little Minds Book Reading Club, that enhances book reading habit in children. She lives in central India with her family.
Fun Facts about the Author
• Paromita Goswami is crazy about parties. Ideally, bonfire party is what she enjoys most and that too with her family and friends. A cozy cabin in the woods with a bonfire outside is the perfect ambiance to celebrate new year according to her.
• She is an awesome singer. She can sing for hours provided she is allowed to cause she has a knack of humming even in odd places. Old Bollywood songs are her favorite and she loves singing the classic songs of the golden era – “babuji deere chalna”, “Khoya khoya chand”, “jane kya tune kahi”. She feels the current Bollywood songs have no soul and hence are out very soon.
• Paromita is very witty. Her answers are more or less like a dialogue on the tip of her tongue and never fail to make the listener laugh out loud.
Example: A visit to her friend’s father office in the universality campus. The gentleman was the head of Physics Department and her friend had always said that her dad always wore a serious look. The door opened and there right behind the desk sat the gentleman with the usual serious professor look on his face that Paromita had heard so many times before. They asked for his permission to enter the room and came to a standstill right in front of his table. While the gentleman talked to his daughter Paromita could not stop laughing. When the other friends ushered her to a corner and asked what the matter was she pointed towards the wooden souvenir graciously kept on the table facing towards the visitor’s chair. It read in bold, “KEEP SMILING”. Hearing that all started laughing including the gentleman.
• Paromita is a very good navigator and map reader. Whenever there is any trip to be planned, the event is always handed over to her by her family and friends. Right from destinations, tickets, hotels, everything is planned by Paromita. And she never fails to surprise by taking them to unexplored places of the least ventured areas of the country.
She also makes travel documentary of these trips for other travelers and can be viewed on her Youtube Channel
• Paromita also has a special affiliation for the animals. She says these animals are so much used to human beings that they are dependent on us for everything. Even then people have failed to live up to their expectations. Both pets and stray in any locality need space to play and litter. But these needs are overlooked by us whenever a colony is built.
About the Book:
Childhood is considered to be the best time of one’s life. What if you get a chance to live it once more with a five-year-old?
Misry, a naughty five-year-old girl, lives with her parents in a B.S.F border outpost near Indo-Bangladesh border. But with no schools and friends she feels very lonely. She tries to befriend some local village kids. But they find her incompetent in their rural antics.
They nickname her Messy as most of the time she messes up their plan. Can Misry really be a part of the gang?
Set in the early eighties, join Misry in the adventures of her life.
3 Kindle Copies of Grow Up Messy! Open Internationally.