Hello good people!
My first collaborative fiction effort is now out in the world. We — a team of five writers and an editor — under the banner of Jimpify Publishing, have come out with the book “One Girl Many Lives.”
What’s it about, you say? Here’s the blurb to help you out:
One Girl Many Lives brings together five writers to create five collaborative stories separated by time and space yet anchored together by life, loss and a yearning to belong.
Set in varied places but inspired by one single image, the stories explore the aftermath of momentous events that have shaped history and our times. A little girl loses her home and family in the Partition riots; another girl has to find a new home with her family in the aftermath of Black July. A young woman searches for love and companionship in New York at the turn of the millennium; a princess on the run traces back her family’s Royal roots in Paris; and an astronaut is at the centre of a quest by her parents to honour her memory.
Endearing, thrilling, gladdening and heartbreaking, these stories capture how we view our identities in times of both peace and conflict.
Each story is written by all five authors, one after the other. Each author started one story, passed it on to the next author and so on till each of them had written one part of it and each author had finished one story. The transition of the stories was co-ordinated by the editor.
All of these stories are based on one single image. That of the running girl on the cover.
Where they differ is that the timelines for these stories ranges from 1947 to 2135.
The members of our team are:
1. Jithin, publisher, photographer of the cover image, and co-writer. He blogs at trablogger.com and is @jiths on Twitter,
2. Anshu Bhojnagarwala, co-writer. She blogs at anshubhojnagarwala.wordpress.com and is @anshuwrites on Twitter,
3. Priya Bajpai, co-writer. She blogs at priyreflects.com and is @priyreflects on Twitter,
4. Sona Grover, co-writer. She blogs at sonaonline.wordpress.com and is @writenlive1 on Twitter,
5. Aadhira, our editor. She blogs at aadhira.me and is @i_aadhira on Twitter, and
6. Myself, of course. 🙂
The Kindle edition of the book is now out.
Readers in India can order here:
If you’d like a review copy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch on Twitter @bloggeray23.
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