I always wanted to be either a lawyer or a writer. So I tossed a coin and picked writer. Or rather, it picked me.
Aarti is an incurable romantic who has taken up the task of bringing Happily Ever After to life for the characters in my head. She has three novels out, all contemporary romances – WHITE KNIGHT (Leadstart, 2013), KINGDOM COME (Harlequin, 2014), WITH YOU I DANCE (Fingerprint, 2016). She currently writes steamy contemporary romance for urban millennials with a global twist.
Aarti was chosen to be part of the Goa Arts and Literary Fest in December 2014 and The Hyderabad Literary Festival in January 2015. She will be appearing as a speaker at the first-ever Noida International Lit Fest 2017.
Her ambition of honing her craft and writing stories, particularly romances that have strong characters and stronger plots that remain etched in the readers’ minds grew when she sold her debut romantic thriller, WHITE KNIGHT, in 2012.
In 2013, her work was excerpted in the Tamil Edition of Mills and Boon novels. And in 2014, her short story “Post-Coital Cigarette” was chosen to be part of the Rupa Romance Anthology “An Atlas of Love” curated by bestselling author Anuja Chauhan. Her next romantic thriller KINGDOM COME has enjoyed a brief stay at the bestseller lists on Amazon India. Her third book WITH YOU I DANCE released in April 2016 and debuted on the Amazon India Top 100 Romance Bestseller list.
While pursuing her dream job, Aarti has taken a detour into business journalism, copy editing and corporate communications. She’s a graduate of Mumbai University with a Bachelor’s in Mass Media and Journalism. She conducts creative writing workshops and dabbles in poetry too.
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