Author Collaborative

In Conversation with Khyrunnisa A


Marjorie Pay Hinckley said,

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

I consider myself an oddball, mostly clumsy and awkward when I’m in a group of people. But I’ve learned to embrace this as a part of my personality and even laugh it off on most occasions. This is particularly why I instantly connect with people who are eccentric or find a funny side to all situations. So, when I read the blurb of a book titled Tongue in Cheek, I knew right away I had found a gem.

The book is a laughter ride where the author narrates various incidents in her life with a pinch of sarcasm and a lot of poking fun at her own self. Here’s my short review on the book.

Read a detailed review of this book here

In fact, it was one of the best books I read in 2020.

I connected with the author, Khyrunnisa A, via social media. Since she is a very senior and experienced writer, I was initially treading safely with our conversations. But once I got a response from her, very sweetly thanking me for including her book in my best reads list, my initial skepticism was out the window. I asked her right away if she’d like to be part of the Author Collaborative. And guess what? She agreed!

As is the prerequisite, she had to first read my book before we could have our scheduled chat. Here’s what she had to say about The Art of Being Grateful & Other Stories.

Tonight, we finally got to speak to each other at length.

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Our session went on for almost an hour and it was a fun ride all the way. Here’s what I asked her.

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These are the questions she had for me.

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The rapid fire round was the most enjoyable part of the whole episode. My questions to her in this round were as follows:

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She had her own quirky questions to shoot at me in the rapid fire.

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If you’d like to listen to our answers, check out the video below.

The books spoken about in this segment, can be found on Amazon (links provided below)

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