15 January, 2018

#SpecialFeature :: #GuestPost - Books and Authors that have inspired me over the years by Capri Jalota

*** Special Feature - January 2018 ***

About the Book:

One fine morning, Jane wakes up and stands upon the ledge of her 18th floor flat in Dubai Marina. Till a few years back, she was everything that would make anyone jealous – beautiful, rich and successful. But then the wheels of time turned. Today, she is miserable and lonely. Would she get over a deception? Can she forgive herself for deserting a friend? Would she ever find true love? Will karma get the better of her or will life give her another chance to correct the wrongs? 

Then the Doorbell Rang is about Jane’s roller-coaster journey as she explores the mystical phenomenon called Life.

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Books and Authors that have inspired me over the years:

Khalid Hosseini and Jean Sasson are two authors who have deeply inspired me over the years. One can almost relive the pain of the protagonist even though the events have happened in unknown geographies, several thousand kilometres away and decades in the past. And I think the key is their amazing ability to picturize the scene so vividly for the readers that one almost teleports into those places and situations.

And it has influenced me so much that when I started writing, somewhere back of my mind, I was always trying hard to create the same magic.  I keep receiving feedback about my novel from book critics, friends and other readers. While I have consistently received some amazing feedbacks, the most common feedback that I have received is "Loved the way I have picturized the scenes and can relate to the protagonist so very well"

I cant stop smiling every time I hear this and it is my small tribute to the wonderful authors who have enthralled and amazed me with their writings.

About the Author:
In July 2016, when Capri's career was at an all-time high, he quit his job and decided to pursue one of his under-40 goals and that was to pen a novel. His first novel - "Then the doorbell rang", which is in fiction genre, has been published by Leadstart Publishing. His book has been released on Amazon and has received great responses. 
Capri's philosophy in life is simple - Plan your life rather than follow a plan. Whilst this might sound contradictory, if you re-read the statement you would be able to understand the subtle difference. Planning is a continuous process whilst a plan is a static one. At different points in one's life, one must be able to revisit his life and re-sync it with life's changed priorities and circumstances.
And to be successful, it is very important to be passionate about what you do. "Passion is elixir for the soul" is something he truly believes in. This coupled with the right mentoring leads to an assured success.
Capri is keen to share his perspectives with the world through his writings and talks. 

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2 Paperback Copies of Then the Doorbell Rang by Capri Jalota for Indian Residents