Mishana Khot grew up on a steady diet of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, first in England and then in India. She lived with her siblings and family amidst a menagerie of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, turtles, guinea pigs, and the occasional peacock.
Mishana has written and published three books so far, and is currently working on at least three more, at the same time. She realizes that she's bitten off more than she can chew, but she's going to try.
Is this your first time on Smashwords?
Yes! I published my first book on Amazon Kindle in 2014, and then my second book in 2015. I've gotten great reviews there and have sold over 10,000 copies, so I was quite encouraged by that to expand into new areas of publication. Smashwords has been on my list for the longest time, because from what I see, the readers here are voracious and discerning, and they know a good thing when they see it. Now that I'm ready to step up my author game, I'm here and I can't wait to start hearing from readers who have read my book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I really enjoy being able to create a new world and fill them with characters from my imagination. As a kid, I would dive into books and spend hours in those worlds, and I'd feel a bit dazed when I surfaced. It was (and still is) the greatest joy to find an author who can do that. And to be able to do that myself is a big thrill.
Four scrappy kids live inside an old Fort and spend their days rambling about in their overgrown garden or on the crumbling ramparts, accompanied by a pint-sized mob of friends and pets. They might not be very tall but that won’t stop them from getting into all kinds of scrapes. Set in small-town India of the early 90s, these stories will take you back to the sunny days of a happy childhood.
This year, Harold and Faith Springer-Brown celebrate their first Christmas together as man and wife. And it’s just started snowing in Limberlost, so it looks like it’s going to be a perfect white Christmas. But there’s trouble brewing in the Springer-Brown household as customs and personalities clash. A charming, cosy read with all the holiday spirit you could want!
All Mr. Brown wants is a nice cup of tea and a peaceful evening with his cat on his knee. He’s too old for love and adventure. Or so he thinks.
But a strange new wind is blowing through this morning. When the magical BonBon circus comes to town, Mr. Brown decides he simply must see the Bengal Tiger. And with that one decision, Harold Brown's life turns upside down.