Our guest today is an Award-winning American author, Padma Venkatraman, who has worked as a chief scientist on oceanographic ships, spent time under the sea, directed a school, and lived in 5 countries.
The Padma has 4 published novels, 3 of which have won several national and international awards.
Padama gives keynote addresses, speaks on TV and radio, serves on panels, conducts workshops, has been a guest at international author festivals and visits schools all over the world.
We love the quote on your website:
“Stories are ships on which we sail the oceans of imagination!”
- Padma’s background story
- From science to writing
- Being an immigrant in the US at 19
- Digging through family history
- Writing her first book
- Personal resolve after 40 rejections
- Finally getting Penguin Books deal
- Book writing process
- Creative habits
- Advice for writers
- How to find a good agent
- Padma’s future aspirations