Welcome Author Ruchi Singh for an Interview

About the Book:
The Man
Security expert Nikhil Mahajan is in mortal danger. Gravely injured and unable to see, he is in the midst of hostile strangers in an unknown place. Any hope of survival is fast fading away. 

The Angel
Should an innocent man be left to die just because he had been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Someone has to intervene.

Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon.in * Amazon.com


Welcome to my Blog! Kindly tell us a bit about yourself.
RS: Thanks for having me on your blog. I am an IT professional turned novelist and enjoying the second professional innings.

What do you want to offer your readers with Guardian Angel?
RS: I aim to entertain the readers through my writing and the same goes for Guardian Angel. I want people to forget about their day to day worries and stress for the few hours as they read my stories.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?
RS: There is no definite answer for this measure. It depends on the stories and my own frame of mind. In a plot oriented story, which thrillers like Guardian Angel normally are, it takes less time. I finished GA in five months. On the other hand a character driven storyline, like my novel Jugnu (The Firefly) it took me about ten months.

How many drafts did it take for Guardian Angel to reach to the point where it was ready to be published?
RS: Guardian Angel was done in five rounds. For others it took more than that. I guess it must be because this one is my fourth novel.

How do you decide on the character names?
RS: I go by popular names which are prevalent around me. I also look at the ease of pronouncing them. It shouldn’t be a mouthful to hamper reading flow. If it is then I shorten it in the story. For example in my debut novel Take 2, the male protagonist’s name was Abhimanyu, so I had shortened it to Abhi for the dialogues.

Do you have a playlist for Guardian Angel?
RS: No, songs distract me. Instrumental is fine, but I prefer silence while writing.

What is the one thing you would give up to be a better writer?
RS: I don’t need to give up anything. I’ll become better writer with sheer effort and time.

What does literary success look like to you?
RS: When people will wait for my next new release after reading all that I have written.

According to you, what is the one book that EVERYONE should read?
RS: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It has shades of all genres and is immensely engrossing.

Reviews for Guardian Angel:

I couldn't have begun the New Year with a better read! Thrilling, fast-paced, edgy...Ruchi Singh is on top of her game with this unputdownable book! ~ 

The build up to the culmination is fantastic - the suspense carries through to the end. The romance simmers and sparkles. ~  

Guardian Angel is a brilliant thriller set in Kashmir in which both the principal characters are in deep trouble. This sets the tone for a nail-biting story. There is no let up in the suspense and the book kept me hooked till the last page. I liked the ending immensely! ~ 

About the Author:
Winner of TOI WriteIndia Season 1, Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and romantic thriller. A voracious reader, she loves everything—from classics to memoirs to editorials to chick-lit, but her favourite genre is ‘romantic thriller’. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.

~ 1 winner for 500/- Amazon Gift Card + kindle copy of Guardian Angel
~ 1 winner for 250/- Amazon Gift Card + kindle copy of Guardian Angel