Launch Place: Hotel Royal Orchid
So It all started with this pretty lady walking towards the dais along with Vani and Shyam. That’s right, I am talking about Preeti who cheered us with her honest speaks that almost revealed the climax of the book that was launched some seconds ago.

Vani,Preeti and Shyam posing for the photographers
with the newly launched book

This Book launch was invited to authors and readers, which included authors like Rohit Shetty, Shine Anthony (to name a few). Thanks to Rohit for letting me know about the invite, off course Preeti is one of my favourite authors in India.

Preeti said that this newly launched book ‘The One You Cannot Have’  is completely different from what she had written in the past for the fact that this book is written from the  male perspective which made her understand what men are.She further added on how to understand a man which is as simple as we cannot resist seeing a girl walk pass by in a short skirt.
we mens think that we are not pretty hard to understand . Are we? 

Preeti Shenoy with Prakhyath Rai (Merrybrains)

On asking the book editing part, she said that she has rewritten this book at least 7 times.

She further described on the  characters in the book who are Aman, Anjali and Shruthi.This book focuses on the ground realities of Indian society which is more different than any other culture. she added that the book talks about emotions and “the truth in the lies v/s lies in the truth”

She further on advised on the upcoming writers to have the following necessary points:

  • Have a writing goal: Butt on Chair (Preeti’s BOC formula)
  • Be courageous: People gonna judge you however you write
  • Dealing Critisism: Critics help you grow up unless its a venom

she said she reads Kiran Nagarkar and Neil Gaiman and they are her favourites.

Overall the launch was pretty decently organised with high tea placed with books on sale with pretty lady’s signature.

About Preeti Shenoy:

Preeti Shenoy, is among the best-selling authors in India (Source Nielsen scan) weaves magic with her words and pictures. An extremely talented and versatile individual, her Twitter bio reads:
“Best-selling Author, Artist specializing in pencil portraits, Poet, Yoga-Buff, Ex-basketball player, Blogger, Dobe-owner, Nature lover, Ted X speaker and a Mother.”

Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees which include an internationally recognized qualification from UK in portraiture.
DNA has described her as a ‘Keenly observant mind’ and Times of India describes her writing as ‘Excellent story telling skills’. There is simplicity in her writing that appeals to the inherent good in all and her positivity and ‘Live life to the fullest’ philosophy finds a large number of takers, who follow her very popular blog.
Her second book ‘Life is what you make it’ was among the top selling books of 2011 in India and her third book ‘Tea for two and a piece of cake’ which was released in February 2012, was among top five best-selling Indian fiction of 2012.
Her fourth book ‘The secret wish list’ has been getting excellent reviews and is on all the best-seller lists, having reached No.6 on .
Her pencil-portraits are life like which strike you with a realism that take you aback. She is also an avid card-maker and a poet. She has written for publications like Times of India, Readers Digest and many more. She has worked with under-privileged children teaching them English and Math. She has worked with several schools conducting workshops on thinking skills and creative crafts.
She says “Life is short. Follow your heart and chase your dreams. And yes, they will come true.”


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