The Good Book Corner Diaries- Preeti Singh
Preeti Singh co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com. She is an author, published through traditional and self published channels. She has worked as a Content Head, an Acquisitions Editor and a Project Manager with various publishing houses, including Disney Publishing, Popular Prakashan and ACK-Media.
She helps authors with their manuscripts, helping them refine their storytelling and structure. Her body of work include Unravel, Great Books for Children and Smart Beginnings.
Preeti’s articles have been published in dnaindia.com, mid-day, IndiaAbroad, talkingcranes.com, The Scarsdale Inquirer and HuffPost. Preeti is based in Scarsdale, US and is currently pursuing a M.S. in journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.
1.List the books on your bedside- Salman Rushdie’s Two Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Days; The AP Style Book.
2.How important is reading to you? It’s my life…I’m fidgety if I don’t read.
3.How often do you read? Every single day.
4.Your favourite genre? Apart from Biz books & self help books, I devour all kinds of books.
5.A book you would recommend? Gabriel Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.
6.Your favourite snack/drink while reading? Chips & Bikaner Bhujia.
7.Favourite literary/book quote- “Anything can happen child, anything can be!” Shel Silverstein
Artika Aurora Bakshi
Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror.
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts.
She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance.
Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com.
She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016.
An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members.
Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook.
Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults.
You can reach Artika at firstname.lastname@example.org .