"My passion and curiosity drew me towards the biggest tragedy of existence" - Shravya Guni


Shravya Gunipudi, a 23-year-old CA and CS, has been writing ever since the tender age of nine. Now, more than a decade since her first journey with the pen, she has won numerous prizes for her Articles, Short Stories and Poetry. She was a part of 19 Anthologies with a total of 17 published stories and was recognized as 'Best Writer of the Year, 2013' by yourstoryclub.com. She is also the editor of the project 'The Book of Dreams' by Numerique Publications.

Shravya wishes to explore her passion both in Finance and Writing. It is her dream to merge her creative side with her analytical one. Writing, she believes, is the best form of expression that calms the mind and frees the soul. Her favorite quote is 'Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about'.


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?


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

TBT is about the realization that is born from what we love, what we lose and the lessons we learn in between.

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

My passion and curiosity drew me towards the biggest tragedy of existence. Death.

I was writing short stories for anthologies. (19 stories in 17 anthologies so far)

Q. What has been your biggest achievement?

I have three. First, my novel - the fulfillment of a lifelong passion. Second, becoming a Chartered Accountant - my career of a lifetime. Third, being a gold medalist in commerce (12th std) - an unexpected achievement.

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

I stood back up every time I fell or was pushed.

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

Yes. I've been writing for years. I'm a very social person and am blessed to have a large circle of friends. I'm trying to build my space, reach out to the unknown readers and establish an online presence.

Q. Favorite novel?

The room swept white by Sophie Hannah

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

I'm left handed and I'm 5'10" tall.

Q. What’s next?

Novel number 2. I'll keep churning them out.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

The biggest platform to connect authors and readers.