This morning I’m welcoming author Malika Ghandi onto the blog to chat. She also has a special promotion coming up for her novel Where the Secret Lies between 11th and 15th August, 2020. You can read about this in more detail after the interview.
Hi Malika, welcome to Tuesday Talk. Can you first tell us a little about yourself.
Hello and thank you for having me. I am a wife and a mother of two boys. I am a writer and an artist.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for fifteen years on my blog and my novels.
What made you choose paranormal? Is it something you have always been interested in?
I am intrigued with the afterlife. What happens after we die? Where do our souls go? I believe the subject paranormal is fascinating and when there is a mystery associated with a soul, the story gets better.
When not writing, what do you like to read?
I read many genres, rom coms, historical romance or mystery, and fantasy. I haven’t come across a paranormal romance yet (that is somewhat like Where the Secret Lies) but I am looking for one.
What is the most difficult part of writing a book?
The middle and the ending. Although, when I write, I let my characters decide what they want to do and what direction they want to take. It is never simple. 😊
Have you any advice for would be writers?
Writing may be hard but keep at it. It is all about trial and error. Never give up.
And lastly a ‘fun’ question. You are having a dinner party and inviting four famous people. Who would they be, and what would your reason be for inviting them?
I would invite The Wright Brothers who invented the Aeroplane because I want to know what kept them going after so many setbacks.
Second, I would like to have C.S. Lewis – the author of The Narnia books and find out what character he liked best, and how he came up with such a wonderful fantasy world.
I would invite Will Smith and Oprah and talk to them about their Law of Attraction journey to their successes.
A mansion (Haveli). A sealed door. A spirit. And a secret.
Nineteen-year-old Arianna and her family travel from London to India for a lavish wedding. Excitement turns to bewilderment and then curiosity when strange things start happening within the Haveli walls. A sealed door opens, and Arianna is given Anjali’s diary, which recounts a romantic adventure that began during the bloody turmoil of partition in 1948.
So begins a paranormal experience that leaves Arianna stunned and demanding answers. Who is Anjali? Why did the door unseal for her? Is there something the spirit wants to show her? What could it possibly be?
Where the Secret Lies will be FREE to download on Amazon on Tuesday 11th Aug – 15th August 2020.
Amazon Link – Where the Secret Lies : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Secret-Lies-Malika-Gandhi-ebook/dp/B00BUOWFBC
About the author:
Malika Gandhi lives with her husband and two sons in the East Midlands, UK. She is a homemaker
and in between caring for her family, she writes her books and works on her art. She
loves to experiment with different mediums, such as oils, acrylic and watercolour.
Malika was born in India but moved to London when she was two where her father was already
She grew up in London, studied in Southampton and moved to Leicester after her marriage.
Malika is very much in love with movies, art galleries, and libraries. She is also in curious about the universe.
Malika’s Social Media Links:
Link to Malika’s FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2053194508157386/
Link to Malika’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Malika-Gandhi-Author-580125525988027/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Twitter: @MalikaGandhi https://twitter.com/MalikaGandhi?lang=en-gb