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Historically Inspired Fiction Novelist – Padma Venkatraman
9th April 2019 • iCreateDaily Podcast • iCreateDaily Podcast
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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!”

Conversation Topics:

  • 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


Padma’s Website

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