The most important thing in the world

Once every week, I speak to my grandmother and our conversations go something like this, give or take a few words, every single time: Me: How are you, Gran? Gran: Not well, aches and pains everywhere, that balm you got last time is finished. It worked wonders. Me: I will get it next… Gran: Never mind that, have you eaten? Me: Not yet. Gran: Why not? Me: It’s nine o’clock ... Read More »

Do you believe in omens?

Once upon a time, there was an albino frog, who, tired of being teased by his counterparts for being different, took refuge in my mother’s warm, dark kitchen. However, the poor frog had not reckoned with my mother, who, bleary eyed with sleep staggered into the kitchen in search of a tumbler of tea and almost stumbled over a white blob sitting right by the doorway. She squinted at it, ... Read More »

Monsoon Memories book cover reveal

So here it is- the cover for Monsoon Memories. When Monsoon Memories was accepted for publication by Bookouture, I was thrilled beyond belief. The thing I had fantasised about so often, for so long, was actually happening! And then, when I went to my publisher, Oliver’s website and saw the covers he had worked on authors like Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Diane Chamberlain, haunting beautiful covers that I had ... Read More »

Frost and Monsoons

Let’s talk about the weather. So, it’s officially spring, the clocks are going forward, but the question on everyone’s lips is, where is the milder weather? People are posting pictures of daffodils poking out from under a deluge of snow, a sliver of yellow flashing from beneath all that dazzling white. Avid gardeners mope with nothing to do.  Normally they would be flitting between garden centres, getting the best offers ... Read More »

Renita D’Silva: Why India?

Picture this. You are walking down the dusty road to your childhood home, your mother by your side, laden with bags of food pressed into your hands by the friends you have just visited- their way of showing their love. The relentless sun beats down on your back, soaking your clothes; and your hair sticks to your head and neck in wet clumps. The lake shimmers velvet blue and the ... Read More »

Renita D’Silva: My Writing Journey

From there to here- My Writing Journey I love reading stories, writing stories, listening to people’s stories. I will look at a person standing at a bus stop looking a little lost and think, what is your story?  You know that hour just before dusk when the lights come on but people have forgotten to close their curtains? I admit I love peeking into people’s living rooms then, unashamedly snooping ... Read More »

“ English rain smelt and tasted of nothing at all. It had none of the fury, the passion of the monsoons. Instead, it was weak; half-hearted. ”

- Renita D'Silva -

Renita D’Silva signs for Bookouture

I have always wanted to be an author, and have been writing since the age of seven – so it’s a great feeling to finally be able to announce that I’ve found a Publisher.  Even better, my first full length novel – Monsoon Memories – will be published this summer.  Here’s the press release. Renita D’Silva signs for Bookouture by bookouture Read More »

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