Interview with Malobi Sinha

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up initially in Kenya, East Africa, from the age of 3 years, having been born in India, after which my father started working with the East African Power & Lighting Company; after that my family came to Australia while in I was in High School. This has caused my writing to be on subjects such as Africa and India, as they still hold a place dear to my heart; as well as, of course, Australia. I also read many Sci-Fi/Fantasy books while growing up, which has also influenced my writing. I love Fantasy
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing offers me release, and often the words that I write reflect a certain aspect of my life, or my past. The greatest joy in writing, for me, is knowing that my readers are enjoying my work
What are you working on next?
A poem of mine was published in the Anthology, Our Day of Passing , compiled by Ingrid Hall and Frank Esposito, in 2016. Other than that, my book, The Castle & Other Stories, a YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy collection of short stories, was published in October 2014 by Cresco Books. I am also writing more poetry, and was involved in writing a script for an upcoming feature Film, Our Worlds Collided, to be released soon.
Who are your favorite authors?
M.M. Kaye, Piers Anthony, Anne MacCaffrey, Rabindranath Tagore, Rumi, Byron, Enid Blyton
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I feel motivated to bring cheer to the world, and to inspire and motivate people through my writing
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read, play the violin, and paint artwork (mainly impressionistic in Oil)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the exact first one, but I remember one that I wrote in the entrance exam to a good school in Year 8 - it was about a dog in a garden, its thoughts and activities (I gained admission to the school, though!)
What is your writing process?
I start off with a thought in mind of the beginning, and work my way through as I write. For my poetry, this requires shorter bouts of attention - however, for fiction this requires concentration for longer lengths of time. It is sometimes not certain how my story or article will end before I get towards the finish, when I decide the ending of the piece.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing from a very young age - I used to read a lot too. I used to love the Faraway Tree and the other mystery series by Enid Blyton - used to get lost in the story-worlds. Used to read of goblins and witches, and princes and princesses, and wished that I could live in those worlds. I now write about these worlds, in my fiction works, as well as writing about non-fiction in my poetry. I wish that one day, as in my story books, the world will be a fair and good place, with no room for injustice
Describe your desk
My desk has a computer, and the corresponding modem, a few photos, and a mouse. Sometimes I leave papers strewn on it, but as I write directly on the computer, I do not have wads of paper everywhere. My easel is behind my chair, so that I can paint if the urge takes a hold of me - my study is my nook, where I fashion dreams.
Published 2016-06-29.
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Books by This Author

Davor - The Legend of Evera
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Aaraian is from a distant planet Evera, which is under attack from the evil Grosts. He has found a safe refuge on Earth, but is searching for Deora, the love of his life, who was snatched from his side - this is their story, and of Davor. Reviews:"Sinha depicts an enchanting and philosophical journey through a complex world of allegory. Her raison d'être, love conquers all.” Roz Beal, Photographer
The Castle & Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,800. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
First published in 2014 by Cresco Books. Of dragons, grolims, Gods and mermaids. A Review: "Malobi has a knack for bridging our outer and inner worlds in simple language that nevertheless grapples with deep thoughts and ideas. Her stories inspire adults and children alike. Beautifully written and good for the soul."
Inspirational Articles
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles with tips to inspire will hopefully bring about the Peace and Love that we and this world all want and need. Reviews “Sinha draws from the heart and her work is insightful and inspirational. Her raison d'être, love conquers all.” Rosalind Beal, Photographer "I think you have a gift that you share" Editor PoetryPasta
Africa - An Essay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Essay » Political
The ‘flame’ trees that lined the only road from Nairobi city to Jomo Kenyatta airport whizzed by as we drove past. Occasionally, a giraffe or impala stood out in the dusk, silhouetted against the setting sun, and a strange tugging at my heart made me want to stamp my feet and yell out “No!..." A Review "Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity..."
Road Less Travelled
Price: $3.15 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Road Less Travelled is a second book of Poetry by appraised author Malobi Sinha - A Review -"There is a freshness and vibrancy in Malobi Sinha's poems that I for one have rarely encountered in the otherwise Byzantine mazes of much contemporary poetry. The complex layers of meaning in her poems, beneath their often apparent simplicity, rewards the reader at every turn". Graham Pitts, Screenwriter
Rain
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
'Rain' is a third Book of Poetry by author Malobi Sinha – poems to comfort, soothe...excite and satisfy the soul. Review: "Thank you Malobi, for your candor and honesty. I think you have a gift that you share in your writing which is both beautifully constructed and is rich in imagery and feeling of nature and spirit. I am enjoying your newest book, Rain, very much." Frank Esposito, PoetryPasta
Savannah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
First published in 2010 by Poseidon Books, Savannah is a moving tapestry by a talented poet "Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity. Through the works, a sense of humor flirts with the reader at unexpected moments. Long after I thought I had moved on from the book, I found myself reflecting on the dualities of perspective and meaning. Highly recommend."