|No of pages||148|
|Book Publisher||Ukiyoto Publishing|
|Published Date||01 Jan 2022|
Author : Manali DesaiNA
After completing her MBA (as any good child should) and working in Marketing, Manali would jot down her thoughts (the ones about her boss, the traffic, or the solace she found in a piece of Kit-Kat after a long day) Soon, bored by her job, she decided to study the written and spoken word as it gave her the most pleasure! So, she did her MA in English Literature and taught English for a while, sharing her love for language with eager recipients.
Still, something tugged at her heart strings. That's when she took the plunge and decided to go into fulltime writing. Currently a freelance writer and a blogger, she is a regular contributor to various national as well as international blogs and webzines and alongside these, even runs her own blog A Rustic Mind.
A published poet and author of four books (all available on Amazon), Manali has also edited a book authored by another writer. She enjoys spending her free time poring over books and pondering about life, alongside some good music and a cup of hot chocolate. Manali is a wanderlust by heart and travelling is her biggest muse which inspires her to write travel stories. A flamboyant wordsmith who passionately captures candid moments, Manali, on the path to follow her passion, has whipped up colors that have painted the town colourful.
You can connect with Manali or follow her works on social media platforms (WordPress blog, Instagram, Facebook, Quora, LinkedIn, Twitter)
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