Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aashrita,12,keen on becoming an author

Her story published in “On Cloud Nine”

Plans to pursue writing, painting and medicine

“One day I wil surely become an author great enough to shake hands with my favourite authors, says Aashrita Kudikilla, a 12-year old story writer. Her favourite authors are Roald Dahl, a British novelist, writer and poet, Jessica Townsend, the Australian author known for the children’s fantasy novel series, The Nevermoor, and JK Rowling (Joanne Rowling, a British author, film and TV producer.  Aashrita is a 7th Grade student of Global Edge School, Hyderabad, India. She has a passion for reading, writing, drawing and painting. She has written more than 25 short stories and comics so far.  Aashrita had visited around ten European countries and shown keen interest in knowing different people, their culture and lifestyles. She captures her experiences in her sketches and write-ups.

Aashrita  Kudikilla sent her short story to Scholastic publications which called for  entries from young writers across India. Her story got selected for publication. She has become a story writer and one of the authors of a book named “On Cloud Nine, an anthology of short stories.”

She aspires to get into medical field. She also would like to contribute to Space research. They are two different fields. It is too early for her to select the area of work.

Scholastic Publications India Pvt. Ltd. have plans to organise an official book launch next month on virtual platforms. They say the launch is getting delayed due to COVID. The book will also be published on Amazon Kindle. The book is a collection of 20 short stories in different genres written by 20 young writers like Aashrita.

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