I am Canadian, and here are some strange personal facts:
-I wore denim-top-to-bottom in high school (there is a direct inverse relationship between how much denim I wore and how few tongues were launched down my throat at school dances...or anywhere in high school at all).
-I'm continually baffled by that Malaysian baby whose father let him smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. That baby had so many fat rolls, and I thought cigarettes were supposed to be slimming.
-I always hated those insufferable couples who would cuddle and make out on the subway...until I became half of one. But now I'm back to being none of one so I hate them again.
One thing I love is writing. I wrote the parody "The Book of Awful" because the original made me angry, I wrote "NOT Love Poems for Real Life" because I needed to get things out of my system before I finished "Year of the Chick," and I wrote "Year of the Chick" because the realities of being an Indian girl who's living in a "westernized world" simply needed a book like that. And also because of Internet romance; it's an actual thing these days.
"Year of the Chick" is book one in a trilogy, and book two currently exists in the form of a screenplay. This screenplay made it to the semi-finals or better in five different screenplay competitions in 2011 (more details in the "Info" section of my Facebook page), so I'm confident it will be a worthy sequel to "Year of the Chick." I just have to write it into "book" form. With a full-time job. No biggie.
To discuss any topics above, or anything else of your particular interest, you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, to interact in a "public spectacle" way:
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/romimoondi
Au revoir (I'm Canadian which means sometimes you'll get French from me, hope you can deal with that),
Where to find Romi Moondi online
Never or Forever (Year of the Chick series)
by Romi Moondi
Approx. 74,740 words.
Published on September 25, 2013.
For many people, Paris is the city of love.
Most of those people are tourists.
This turns out to be one of Romi Narindra’s first realizations, when she ditches her job and moves to Paris for a year. It’s a year that will shatter illusions, assert independence, and maybe even leave some room for a love affair or two.
All the while, one thing will be very clear: modern love is not a fairy tale.
Year of the Chick: Beginnings (a short story)
by Romi Moondi
Approx. 10,410 words.
Published on June 16, 2012.
Two things happen when you graduate university:
1: You realize you'll be working for the next 40 years...which requires alcohol
2. You wonder when you're supposed to fall in love
You'll also find: office friends, dimwits, an HR manager that's out to get you...and an attractive guy from an office transfer (that's when things get complicated).
This short story is a prequel to "Year of the Chick"
Last-Minute Love (Year of the Chick series)
by Romi Moondi
Approx. 75,460 words.
Published on June 6, 2012.
Romi has met the man of her dreams.
But he lives an ocean away and her parents want her to get an arranged marriage.
In a tale of culture clash and adventure, there's a big fat Indian wedding, a lingering long-distance flame, and an unexpected mystery man who could set a new course in motion.
(this is book 2 in the "Year of the Chick" series, but can also be read as a stand-alone)
NOT Love Poems For Real Life
by Romi Moondi
Approx. 4,720 words.
Published on September 25, 2011.
Not that each poem covers off each year of the author's life, as that would mean she was searching for love by age one (only a cyborg baby would possess such advanced comprehension.)
These poems exist because the real poets skipped them. From teenage pursuits to hot men in suits to Internet mishaps and everything in-between.
DISCLAIMER: Strong language/mature themes
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Smashwords book reviews by Romi Moondi
- A Previous Engagement: A Novel
on Nov. 08, 2011
I like a good modern romance with some humour, and the author did a great job developing just that within relatable everyday settings of friendships/work/social gatherings. What was really challenging and what the author pulled off was building romantic tension on an already-established friendship. These characters have known each their whole lives, so there's no opportunity to build up any tension with "first encounters"/getting to know, etc.
Yet, the author is able to put a twist on their friendship, and build and build this uncomfortable tension as the book goes on. This was the key to making the reader root for them, and for making all the challenges they had believable. Add to all of that a really well-written prose that flows for a very fast and addictive read, and you've got yourself a great book.
Look forward to more from this author!
- Iceland: A Stormy Motorcycle Adventure
on Jan. 15, 2012
When it comes to memoirs, what's most interesting to me is reading something I don't know anything about.
I COULD NOT KNOW LESS about motorcycling or Iceland, so that in itself was a good start.
I read through this adventure very fast, because all along the author wrote in a way that was easy to visualize; there was less time spent analyzing each feeling or reflecting on one moment for pages and pages, but a lot more time spent taking you from one location to the next.
And I loved that.
I also loved that the frustration of set-backs, the horrors of nature, the wonders of nature, and the simple joys of a rare full meal were all touched upon and described in a vivid way.
One thing I found hilarious and shocking was the way Icelandic sheep behave. I won't give away the surprise, but I never would've thought that in a million years!
Overall, I feel like I lived vicariously through an actual motorcycle trip, even though I'm deathly afraid to ever ride one.
I will definitely pick up the author's next installment about motorcycling through Turkey when it comes out, and I really recommend this first one.