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Meet young author Anokhi and her #1 new release Anokhi's Adventures #interview #kidlit #99cents



Welcome to Author’s Corner at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. It’s my privilege to introduce you to Anokhi. She’s ten years old and has just published her first book, Anokhi’s Adventures. It’s a delightful set of ten stories written by a ten-year-old. I asked her for an interview and she agreed. So, please give a warm welcome to Anokhi. Take it away…


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Q1.Do you have a favorite spot to write? What is it?


A1.Yes I do, although I have my own room, desk, and computer, I prefer to sit in my dad’s computer room on his computer, and I usually clutter his desk which he doesn’t get too happy about!


Q2.How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?


A2. I usually like it based on sound, even if I don’t like the name. It has to at least have the same letter at the beginning of the first name as the person who it’s based off of.


Q3.Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you?


A3. No author has inspired me yet to write similar books as them, but my favorite authors are Jeff Kinney, Rachell Renee Russell, and my dad, who also has written 3 books.


Q4.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


A4. In 5 years, I’ll be 15. So, I’ll be in high school, counting down the days until I can get my first car!


Q5.If you didn’t like writing books, what would you do for a living?


A5. Since I’ve only written 1 book, I always have and am, thinking about becoming an actor, and or a singer.


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Q1.What is your biggest fear?


A1.My biggest fear is spiders. I hate all kinds. I remember a time where I was in my room and saw a spider on the ceiling. I started screaming and ran out of the room begging my dad to kill it.


Q2.If you had a superpower, what would it be?


A2. I can’t choose one, but my top 3 would be mind reading so I know what people are thinking, flying just because it’s fun, and teleportation so I wouldn’t be late to anything.


Q3.What secret talents do you have?


A3. I love singing, and I'm not too bad at it. So singing would be my “secret” talent, even though I sing at karaoke places and competitions.


Q4.Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been to before?


A4. I haven’t been to Hawaii, and really want to go there.


Q5.What’s on your bucket list?


A5. I had “get a nose piercing” but I have that crossed off my list because I got one when I went to India. But other than that would be, “Go on the Cranium Shaker ride at a theme park”


Thank you, Anokhi, for the wonderful interview. Readers, scroll down to read more about her new release.



Title: Anokhi’s Adventures

Author: Anokhi

Genre: Children’s Fiction - Short Story Collection


Book Blurb:


Anokhi means ‘Unique’. Samraadni Anokhi Joshi is a 10 year old girl living in San Francisco Bay Area with her elder sister and parents. She likes to read, write, swim, play dolls, basketball and have tons of playdates! This is her first book and it has 10 stories from her own life. She narrates a wide range of experiences including:


1.Getting Her Nose Pierced

2.School trip to Sacramento

3.Birthday party

4.Go carting ride with Cousins

5.Basketball game

6.Flight & Disney Cruise

7.Writing her first book


Anokhi has a keen sense of observation and awareness of people and places around her. Most days you can find her at the dining table narrating in great detail various fun and interesting episodes from her school.


Anokhi loves fast cars and dreams of owning her own Porsche when she is 18! She has a huge collection of stuffed animals and snuggles with them each night!


Excerpt:


The Painful Piercing


We were at a jewelry store in Aurangabad, India. My mom was shopping for jewelry and me and my sister were looking at the beautiful decorations. ¨Wow!¨ I exclaimed, ¨Beautiful!¨ My sister added. My dad was on his phone sitting on one of the gorgeous benches. Then my mom asked me to come get my earrings cut off.


¨Ok, coming!¨ I sort of whisper-shouted. So I went and my sister also came. After they cut off my earrings, my mom suddenly asked, ¨Do you guys pierce noses?¨


Then a man in a blue shirt replied, ¨Yes, we do!¨ My mom looked at my sister, my sister nodded in excitement. Then I looked at my mom and asked if I could get my nose pierced too.


So my mom said, ¨Are you sure? It will hurt a lot,¨ Then I begged, ¨Pleaseee?¨ Finally my mom gave in, ¨Alright fine,¨ when she said that I did a little dance in my head.


I was so excited I couldn't wait! I was also a bit nervous. Then the man in the blue came close to my sister and marked a spot on her nose with a pen. Then another man in a white shirt was heating up a piece of gold which was actually heating up one of my old earrings. Then he gave the heated piece of gold to the other man, then he slowly poked a hole in my sister's nose. My sisterś eyes filled with water but she didn't cry.


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Author Biography:


Anokhi means ‘Unique’. Samraadni Anokhi Joshi is a 10-year-old girl living in San Francisco Bay Area with her elder sister and parents. She likes to read, write, swim, play dolls, basketball and have tons of playdates!

Anokhi has a keen sense of observation and awareness of people and places around her. Most days you can find her at the dining table narrating in great detail various fun and interesting episodes from her school.


Anokhi loves fast cars and dreams of owning her own Porsche when she is 18! She has a huge collection of stuffed animals and snuggles with them each night!

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