Chaitra KR

My life is filled with experiences, interesting places and people who have come and gone and have impacted me in various ways. My childhood was in Amazing India where I grew up adapting to the rich Indian culture, value systems and way of life which I carried with me when I settled in America with my husband and kids. Since the last decade, I have had challenging opportunities to work in various fortune 500 company as a Business Intelligence Developer/Programmer. Apart from a full-time job and taking care of my family, I enjoy watching Bollywood movies, writing, indulging in music and dance.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Three things people don’t know about you?

Music, dance, creative writing

What’s your greatest fear?

World War Z could become real!!

What is your greatest achievement?

My family is my greatest achievement

High point of your life?

The here and the now

Low point of your life

When it is not the here and the now

Which living person do you most admire?

The rags to riches story of J. K. Rowling, her life, her passion and her dedicated work on her books is truly an inspiration.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Harry Potter

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Voldermort

Who are your favorite authors?

All time inspiration is J. K. Rowling, her life, her stories, her creation.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling, Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordon, Someone Named Eva by Joan M Wolf, Nicolas Flamel Series by Michael Scott, Life Books by Dale Carnegie

Is there a book you love to reread?

All time favourite is the Harry Potter series

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Harry Potter Series, Star Wars series, High Strung, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, What if?

One Superpower you wish you had?

To be an eternal healer

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

Follow your passion, make a difference

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

I would love to go to the future to witness what this beautiful earth has evolved into.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

To play the violin like it is an extension of me.

Which book you wish you had written ?

J. K. Rowling if ever I have her talent to do so

When and where do you write ?

When life is in a chaos, when I am multi-tasking be it sitting with my laptop on the bleachers at my son’s practice, or when I am stressed out with life’s vicissitudes is when I am most creative and that’s when my characters talk to me. I write on my phone, I write on pieces of paper to capture my ideas and thoughts that overflow. At late nights and weekends, I put perspective on the stories, and do due diligence to the art of creative writing.

Silence or music?

There is music in silence

One phrase that you use most often?

Be happy and never hurt others

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

There are stories all around you, in people, in places, at every moment in life waiting to be discovered, find your calling, follow your passion. You will be amazed how capable you are.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Reading and Re-reading the same books over and over again.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

It’s not the end goal of getting a book published that is of prime importance, it’s the enjoyable journey you take and the relationships you develop creating your characters and testing them with what you put forth in your creative writing that is most fulfilling for an author. Write without boundaries, without prejudice, unleash the madness from within and pour your ideas in the blank pages of a book, before it consumes you. Follow your passion! Make a difference!

For the love of reading, writing and sheer appreciation for the craft of creative expression, a mother and her teenage son collaborated to unleash the Secret Mantra. Chaitra and her teenage son Sunjay are avid readers and enjoy embarking upon fun-filled imaginative journeys of the mind inside the core of fantasy books and stories. They found a purpose of collaborating together with ideas of Indian mythology, interwoven with an imaginative story enjoying the experience together in creating the Secret Mantra. There is an age-old adage saying that: There comes a point in time when the avid book reader would become a writer and create a world of fantasy, build characters and test their endurance in a fulfilled mental escape into a supernatural adventure of the legends. We hope you enjoy the journey with us!
Contact Author: thesecretmantra@gmail.com

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