"Think and feel deeply about almost everything" - Mridula


Mridula enjoys reading and writing short stories on subtle feelings. She was bestowed with the Most Popular Writer Award by the short story publisher Your Story Club in 2012. She is a nemophilist (A haunter of the woods) and possesses a doctorate in agricultural sciences. She works as a government official and lives with her family in Kerala. She can be reached at the email - trailblazer11.22.44@gmail.com


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?


Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

My book “Still Loved Still Missed” is a collection of 14 short stories and one poem, I will say, myriad hues of 15 worlds.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?

I think and feel deeply about almost everything I come across, whether it is animate or not. Hence I have vivid feelings which I put down to words. I was always interested in writing short stories, dribbles, drabbles and micro fictions. I used to write in my blog- https://stilllovedstillmissed.wordpress.com/fictions/

Q. What has been your biggest achievement?

As a writer, I received the Most Popular Writer cash award in 2012 from the online platform, YSC. I consider that as a great achievement and motivation.

Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in?

There was nothing particular like that, but I will say there was this writing skill in me and one day it occurred to me that it’s high time that I published them as a book instead of storing them in my desktop or laptop. I made the effort and the book happened.

Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?

Apart from the website mentioned, I have a Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/trailblazer11.22.44 . Then there is Salismania website and of course, Amazon & Goodreads platforms where readers review my book. Nothing speaks so authentically like the reviews of readers who speak what exactly they feel about the book.

Q. Favorite novel?

To Kill a Mocking Bird

Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

Hahaha! I have a bit of X-ray vision.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

Nothing can survives without a shoutout. So SALISMANIA is going to play a big role in the success of almost all authors irrespective of the publishing type.