I had an awesome time launching TV channels for MTV and NBCUniveral (Syfy) around the world, when a near death experience convinced me to get writing, NOW.
Married to a filmmaker and fellow author, my life often resembles a dramedy of errors film script. I am an avid street art photographer, and the proud owner of @laxmi
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ABOUT THE MANY LIVES FUTUREVERSE
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the MANY LIVES FUTUREVERSE
1. How did I conceive Ruby Iyer?
When a young photojournalist was raped in the centre of Bombay in broad daylight a few years ago. It made me furious. But what could I do about it? Then, I had a vision of a young girl who would not back down; who would follow her instincts, stand up for herself, regardless of consequences. Thus Ruby Iyer was born.
2. Why should YOU read the RUBY IYER DIARIES?
This 10,000 words novelette, is an easy, low commitment way for you to decide if you want to invest more time in reading the series.
4. What is the MANY LIVES Futureverse?
The MANY LIVES Futureverse begins with the story of Ruby Iyer and Vikram Roy in Bombay 2014-15. It extends to their progeny, with stories set in Bombay & London 2035 and Bombay & London 2060. It also covers the story of Ruby's Ma, Kay Braganza set in the early '90s.
The books planned in the Futureverse include:
Ruby Iyer's story is connected to that of Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess in whose dowry Charles II received the seven islands of Bombay. Catherine's sword has the power to control nature if and only if it is used by her direct illegitimate bloodline, for there is no record of her having had children. As each generation after Ruby comes of age, turns eighteen and inherits the sword, their story is triggered.
6. Is it Mumbai or Bombay?
The city changed its name in 1995. I grew up in Bombay and the MANY LIVES futureverse is also set in Bombay, now a city that does not exist in the real world.
7. Why do I write?
I write to understand myself.
8. What you can expect from my books?
I believe you will find yourself reflected in one or perhaps many of my characters. I hope my stories will help you understand yourself better, help you unravel your own life motivations, just as I peel back the layers of my life when I write.
9. What is my style of writing called?
My style is 'Suzanne Collins meets Haruki Murakami.' Magic realist, fantastical, action thrillers, with young protagonists as heroes. I have also been called a mainstream Angela Carter
10. What is the suggested order of reading the MANY LIVES FUTUREVERSE
This is the suggested reading order. Each book is a stand alone in the series.
10. How to reach me?
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