Hello friends, today we have author Kshama Rao on board. Let us talk about her books and life.
Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?
Hi. I am author Kshama Rao. I am a Manglorean born, brought up in Africa. Currently, I am residing in Navi Mumbai. I was in Africa for eight years in my childhood. I did my post-graduation in science from Bangalore University. Apart from being an author, I write for Reporther newspaper and got the writer award for the same. I have written more than 500 articles and published in different websites which has readers all over the world. Earlier, I have worked as a teacher. My book is already in the market and I am proud to say that my book ‘Homemade facials, masques and beauty tips’ is sold at world’s largest book retailer ‘Barnes and Noble’. I have written two books ‘Homemade facials, masques and beauty tips’ and ‘DIY cosmetics and cleaners’. Soon expecting my third book to be published.
I had also recently directed two social activities (street play or nukkad natak) ‘Jal hi jeevan hai’ and ‘Ek kadam swatchath ke aur’ with a message to save water and keep the city clean in which ladies from 16 different societies had participated. I used to read story books and articles in magazines when I was a kid. Same interest turned into writing.
When did you start writing?
I started writing when my daughter grew up and she became a bit independent. I just didn’t want me to be trapped in laziness.
When you published first?
My first book got published in January 2017.
Describe Kshama in day to day life?
I can say, I am slow but steady like a tortoise. I enjoy peace of mind. I would describe myself as sweet and pleasant.
What are your hobbies apart from writing?
I am an art lover. I love to do sketches, portraits, watching good movies, listening to music, dance, conducting and participating in plays are all my hobbies. But it all depends on my mood. I also love to read magazines and short stories. I love cooking, fashion, etc.
Tell us more about your book?
Homemade facials, masques and beauty tips’ is all about beauty tips using natural ingredients from the kitchen. The second book ‘DIY cosmetics and cleaners’ is about preparing our own cosmetics and cleaners in the home. Commercial cosmetics and cleaners are full of toxins which cause many health problems in human beings like cancer, tumors and hormone imbalance.
For more information, read the book.
How do you manage your writing time?
I get time to write in between my general routines, household chores, exercise and shopping.
Your favorite writer and why?
I can consider Kannada writer Triveni as my favorite because her stores seem very natural. I don’t like unnatural things. I used to read her books as a kid with my grandma. I even used to enjoy books written by Saisuthe.
What are your upcoming projects?
Currently, I am writing the book ‘Natural remedies during pregnancy’ and expecting that it will be published soon.
Any tips to the upcoming young generation.
Be good. Try to be practical. Writing is a talent. Follow your heart and keep writing.
Kshama in one sentence.
A passionate writer.
Thank you Kshama for your interview and taking your time to answer. I wish your books are useful to many more million people in the world.