Saturday, March 10, 2012

Judy Balan

Judy Balan has authored an outright comedy titled TwoFates: The Story Of My Divorce. Her story parodies the bestseller 2 States by Chetan Bhagat. Along with being a novelist this chirpy author writes reviews, interviews, short plays and is also an ardent blogger. Besides this she mentions that she loves penning stories for her five-year-old daughter.

At a book launch Judy Balan had once stated: “Yes, I’m divorced but the book does not say my story at all. The story of my divorce would turn out like one of Stephen King’s novels! She further adds that the only thing common between me and the protagonist Deepika is the job profile (copywriter). “Oh and the aunties of course! The ones who keep coming up to me or my parents enquiring about my age, and they seem to be obsessing about my marriage and my divorce more than my folks. It’s hilarious (now) but it is so true,” she mentions.
Judy Balan before taking to write full-time worked for five and a half years as a copywriter in advertising agencies. However she mentions that she was not happy and yearned for more in life. Despite being apprehensive about quitting her job she took the plunge as she wanted to spend time with her daughter after her divorce came through. She realized that the separation process had taken a toll on their lives and so she took up freelance writing. This is when she started blogging passionately.

Judy Balan’s favourite book is Erich Segal’s LoveStory. She also loves admires NicholasSparks, Jodi Picoult, Candace Bushnell, Marian Keyes and ElizabethGilbert. She also mentions that humour is a very essential ingredient when it comes to writing and picking up a book from the book shelves. On her blog she mentions: What comes naturally to her, is the kind of writing that women love. And men don’t admit to reading (but read anyway).  No, don’t think Mills and Boons or Danielle Steele. Or the Twilightseries. She's revolted by vampire love. But what she can promise is to write honestly– no matter how seemingly shallow the subject may be. 
Judy Balan lives with her daughter in Chennai, India. Currently she is working on her next novel that is going to be published by Westland Publications.

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