Bookish Witch

In Conversation with Kaivalya Ramnath

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle

If someone asks me to pick only two genres to read for the rest of my life, it would be romance and crime thrillers, in that order. I’m constantly on the lookout for the next best read in both categories. So, when someone whose book recommendations I trust, rated a crime thriller anthology 4.8/5 I knew It couldn’t be missed. That’s how I came across Of Closets and Skeletons and Other Crimes Stories. And guess what, it is now one of the best reads of 2022 so far.

Check out my full review of this book here

The challenging bit with this author was reaching out to her because she is non-existent on social media. Thankfully I was able to get in touch and even more surprising was when she agreed to be a part of the #AuthorCollaborative. After many emails and messages were exchanged, we managed to find a common convenient day, date, and time i.e. 17th June 2022, aka today.

IG handle: @arusticmind_

Having loved her book and writing so much, I majorly wanted to understand how crime thrillers can be written. Another thing I was really interested in knowing was how she manages to promote her book without social media. Here’s a look at all the questions I bombarded her with.

Check out Kaivalya’s responses to my questions here

Before we did this Instagram live, Kaivalya read my latest book, Under the Mistletoe & Other Stories.

Based on her reading, she wanted to understand how I went about writing my anthology. She also wanted to understand my take on whether the art of writing can be taught or one has to learn it. Check out all her questions to me below.

Check out my responses to Kaivalya’s questions here

Our Q&A took up almost an hour and by the end of it, we needed a breather. What better to cool off all the brainstorming than the rapid-fire round. Here’s a look at my questions to Kaivalya.

Check out Kaivalya’s responses to my questions here

Kaivalya’s questions were fun to answer because they were majorly focused on my latest book.

Check out my responses to Kaivalya’s questions here

You can have a look/see at our full one-hour conversation in the video below:

Books discussed in the session:


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