This one is going to hurt… And then will make it okay again.
The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani, literary fiction.
Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation.
Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.
From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.
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Meet the Author:
A former attorney, Sejal Badani left the law to pursue writing full time.
She is a USA Today, Washington Post & Amazon Charts bestselling author, Goodreads Fiction Award Finalist and ABC/DISNEY Writing Fellowship Finalist.
Hi Sejal, and thank you for being here!
How long have you been writing?
It feels as though I have been writing my whole life! I started writing poems when I was around seven. I wrote short stories in high school that got published and I wrote my first book after college. I always knew I wanted to be a writer though the journey to publication was longer than I hoped. 😊
What is your next project?
I have multiple projects I am working on currently.
1) My third women’s literature novel will likely be available summer of 2020. The book is tentatively called The Last Dream.
2) I just started Book 2 of a young adult series I am co-writing with my teenagers. Book 1 – The Circle: Taken was a lot of fun to write and we are expecting it to be a 4-5 book series. The plan is to utilize the summer while they are not in school to finish the second book.
3) I am also working on the screenplay for The Storyteller’s Secret as well as another screenplay.
Do you write every day?
I try to take a few days off occasionally but I write almost everyday. I find I’m happiest when I’m writing.
Warm homemade brownie with vanilla ice cream
Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time?
I almost always have my earbuds in with music from Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce or Ed Sheeran on.
What is the last great book you’ve read?
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
- 1 of 3 paperback copies of The Storyteller’s Secret
- a $25 Amazon gift card
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