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Sassy’s #SundaySpotlight #18 #Author: Vanya Sharma @Vanyas_Sharma #SundayFunday #SundayMorning

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Today we’re featuring Vanya Sharma.

Website: : http://vanyasharma.co.uk

AWAKE UNDER THE NIGHT SKY 

BLURB

A deeply moving love story which will touch your heart!

A Twenty-year-old Andre is found unconscious on a raft off the coast of Murano, Italy. Rescued by his father, Andre realizes his downward spiral over the past few months and strives to emerge from the clutches of his past. With the family business teetering on bankruptcy, Sergio, Andre’s father decides to take a job in New Delhi closing down the glass factory which had been the family business. This is not what Andre wants, but life 51EFeb8GYnL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_sometimes does not give you any choices.

An 18-year-old Vivian is on her journey to the interiors of Africa to fulfil her grandmother’s last wish. In a small frontier village of Ghana, her grandmother breathes her last but, what creates a deep impression on Vivian are the atrocities of human neglect there. Back home, another change is waiting for her, instead of her beloved Barcelona she needs to adjust to the pandemonium of India.

One unknown country, two unknown people on the threshold of their lives, discover each other by chance on a college trip to Nainital. What follows is a stormy love affair with their emotions deeply entwined. But Andre has a past to restore and Vivian has a future to change. Are their paths destined never to converge, or might the vagaries of fate unlock the buried dreams of two proud hearts, and offer a new beginning?

 

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ABOUT VANYA SHARMA’S JOURNEY

Dreams do come true. You just need to keep pursuing them!

I believe so because I am pursuing mine.

What started as a casual coffee chat, became a strong desire for reviving my long lost love for writing. It all happened when I was telling a friend a story which was floating in my head. Her casual remark as to why I don’t write about it, triggered the start of a three year journey.

I started working on ‘Awake under the night sky’ during my maternity leave after having my second bundle of joy. Juggling writing with kids and full time work was not easy but it has been extremely fulfilling.

Being a first time writer, revising, re-revising and editing the book took major part of the time, even though I had completed the book in one year. I wrote almost every day for that  year and when I went back to work, I  started writing  during my daily train commute. In the next two years the manuscript went through substantial revisions and edits. It is satisfying to see the novel finally completed, edited, and the book cover designed; as if a dream is shaping itself to reality. I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it!

Find out more on Vanya’s website:  http://vanyasharma.co.uk

 


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