Swapna Sanchita

Swapna Sanchita is a storyteller, poet and educator who loves books, chocolates and coffee, not necessarily in that order.

Sun Sign

Aquarius I love reading more than writing, I keep falling in love with characters from books, I love staying in hotel rooms.

What is your greatest achievement?

Getting over my fear of dogs

High point of your life?

Someone asking me to sign their copy of my book for the first time

Low point of your life

I hate dwelling on the lows

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Rhet Butler

Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Ayn Rand, M M Kaye, Colleen Mc Cullough, Cecilia Aehern, Rick Riordan, Enid Blyton, L Frank Baum

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Atlas Shrugged, Gone with the wind, The Class, Shadow of the Moon, Mr God This is Anna

Is there a book you love to reread?

I reread all my favorite books, I still go back to Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Chocolat, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Top Gun, Deewar ( Amitabh Bachhan)

One Superpower you wish you had?

Time Travel

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

And she was reborn as the future empress of the most wonderful kingdom in the world.

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?

Childhood - India ( my home was a happy one so can't think of a better place), Adolescence- maybe USA in the 70s I understand those were crazy times to be young, Adult Life- Mughal Court of Akbar ( provided I was a big shot and not falling prey to the intrigues) Silver Years- a quite coastal place somewhere in Greece maybe in the ancient times

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

I have always wanted to sing but unfortunately am absolutely awful and can't carry a tune to save my life

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

When and where do you write ?

Late night, wherever I may be, drawing room sofa, in bed, and on rare occasions at the writing desk.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

I don't want to!

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

YA Romances

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Read as much as you can. Don't rush into getting published. Writing is a craft, hone it.

Swapna Sanchita is a poet, a storyteller and an educator who studied engineering before obtaining a degree in management from IIM K. She has been published in International literary magazines and anthologies. Her poetry collection Des Vu was an Amazon Bestseller and won awards. Her children's books have received a lot of love from her young readers. She lives in Ranchi, India with her husband and two sons.

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