Author Radha Sawana’s short story Bella Donna, is one of my favourite thrillers from the book, Sirens Spell Danger. I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping story with a mysterious serial killer and an unknown poison. Here is a small interview with the author about her story –
1) How did writing happen to you?
It happened a bit unknowingly. I started my blog so as to share my views, like everyone does. I didn’t expect people to like my writing, but to my surprise, they did.
I then took part in there second edition of Indifiction Workshop so as to gauge my fiction writing skills. It turned out to be quite an encouraging experience, and so, here I am.
At a more fundamental level, I think everyone who reads, consciously or unconsciously starts constructing their own stories in their head. They are bound to write those stories someday.
2) Bella Donna had a lot to do with chemistry. Did you do a lot of research to get the plot right?
Yes. The plot depended on the unique chemistry of poisons and the clues placed. There was a long research phase before I could start plotting and then writing.
3) What inspired you to write a thriller?
I am very new to writing and haven’t found my genre
yet. When my co-authors suggested thriller, I decided to give it a try.
4) What are you writing now?
I am a slow writer. Currently planning to finish a series called Seven (http://blog.radhasawana.in/2013/09/seven-part-i/ ) which I had started a long time ago on my blog. Then there are many short stories clamouring to be written 🙂