Deepti Menon

Writing’s in her blood

Deepti Menon is a writer, a teacher and a wife who believes life is about living every moment to its fullest. Living by this adage, she continues to pen down her life, giving new characters to every page she lives in.

Deepti Menon has always loved the written word. She began to write at the age of 10, and was lucky enough to have travelled around the country, being an army kid. Her experiences during those years helped hone her interest and her flair for writing. Meeting new people helped her to notice details and put them into her interesting characters. (In fact, her friends and family shy away from saying anything to her, for fear of seeing it in print the next time they open a magazine.)

Her first book, 'Arms and the Woman', published by Rupa Publishers in 2002, took a light-hearted look at the life of an army wife. 2013 and 2014 were lucky for her, as many of her short stories were chosen for anthologies-21 Tales to Tell, Upper Cut, Chronicles of Urban Nomads, Mango Chutney, Crossed and Knotted, Rudraksha, Love-an Anthology, The Second Life, A Little Chorus of Love, Mock, Stalk and Quarrel and Tonight’s the Night. She had a number of stories in the various ‘Chicken Soups’ as well.

A book of her poems, dealing with life, love and loss, titled 'Deeparadhana of Poems', was lovingly compiled by her mother, herself a talented writer.

‘Shadow in the Mirror’, a psychological thriller published by Readomania in 2016, is her latest offering, which has been well-received by her readers.

Deepti has also worked as a freelance journalist for over seven years and brought out humorous pieces, lifestyle articles and hard-hitting non-fiction in many publications.

As Deepti loves to say, “Writing runs in my blood, as teaching does, and I have been fortunate enough to be able to do both. Having lived in the army as a child, and then as a wife, I have spent many wonderful years, travelling around the country, to places both beautiful and challenging! I can never forget the thrill of seeing my name in print for the first time, a thrill that has only intensified over the years. Writing is an endless journey that I revel in, with all its winding twists and turns never a dull moment, never time to regret... Life is truly worth living!”

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