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Harinder Nadar Cheema

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Harinder Nadar Cheema is a writer, a poet, a motivational speaker and an author of the book titled, “The Temple Stop” She’s also the co-author of two books titled, “First few lines” and “Roobaroo”. Her articles have also been published in international magazines like ,” The Literary Mirror” and “Namaste Ink .” Her book has been ranked as one of the seven top hit books of the year 2019 by a prominent book website, Salismania.com. She has been awarded Author of the year 2019 and the title “Voice of Indian Literature” by Ne8x. She is a member of the screen writers association of India and a member of Aipc, the only global platform for elite women.She is the wife of an air force officer and has the cause of the soldier in her book.She has had an illustrious academic career and her fondness for literature has been instrumental in her having done her Masters in English Literature. Since her childhood she has been into creative writing, dramatics, and Public speaking.

As a professional, she has been into teaching, worked as a principal of a school, scripted and anchored Air Force events and has been reciting her poetry at various forums across the country for the last two decades. She has had the rare privilege of being invited by the Sahitya Academy to recite poetry in their literary forums. She was also an esteemed guest at the Jammu Literary Festival. Her story and interview has been published in the prestigious Hindustan Times and the esteemed media platform The Rakshak News.She is a motivational speaker and has been invited as a guest of honour by various top colleges and universities of India like The Panjab University Chandigarh, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Rayat Bahra University, Chandigarh, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Chandigarh, Khalsa college for Women, Ludhiana etc.She has had an illustrious academic career and her fondness for literature has been instrumental in her having done her Masters in English Literature. Since her childhood she has been into creative writing, dramatics, and Public speaking. As a professional, she has been into teaching, worked as a principal of a school, scripted and anchored Air Force events and has been reciting her poetry at various forums across the country for the last two decades. She has had the rare privilege of being invited by the Sahitya Academy to recite poetry in their literary forums. She was also an esteemed guest at the Jammu Literary Festival. Her story and interview has been published in the prestigious Hindustan Times and the esteemed media platform The Rakshak News.

There was a time when the glamour world beckoned her and she had offers from the Fashion world and the Bollywood but she had only one dream and that was to become a writer. She patiently and passionately pursued her dream and translated it into a reality.In her free time, she loves activities like swimming, traveling, exploring new places and spending time with her family.She’s an optimist and believes in the motto, “Life is beautiful”.

Interview session held with Harinder Cheema

Tell us about your first published book? What and how was the journey ?

My first published book is titled ,”The Temple Stop”. It’s an extraordinary tale of two ordinary individuals. A love story of a soldier. My book has been very well received by the readers and the critics. So the journey has been fantastic. One thing led to another and today I am writing for international magazines, anthologies and world literary forums. I was awarded The Author Of The Year 2019 and Voice Of Indian Literature by Ne8x. I have been invited as a guest of honor at Literary Festivals Sahitya Academy forum and by the top Universities and colleges of India.  I feel life has just started.

Are you selective about the genre of the book when it comes to writing? What is your preference!

I love writing poetry and fiction. Genre may be any but my mission is to touch the social issues to bring about a change for the better in the society.

Tell us how about, was the process for coming up with the cover.?

The book cover is a very important part and the cover of my book has been loved by all. I had to make it look attractive and intriguing. The reader should feel like seeing the book on seeing the cover. I thought of the whole story, the title and came up with a very relevant picture.

What was the inspiration for the story of this book?

I am a soldier’s wife. My husband is an Air Force officer. We have seen the Kargil war and the sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families. This book is a tribute to those sacrifices

What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book’s?

The most surprising part was that the thoughts were flowing so naturally. I felt as if I was not writing but receiving ideas from somewhere above. As if God was helping me and I felt truly blessed.

Do you have a favourite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special?

My favorite character is the female protagonist. Her name is Perneet and she is the epitome of love and sacrifice. Readers too have loved her.

What is the key theme and /or message of the book?

The message is that our soldiers should always feel respected and not only during war and war like situations. Also we should never forget the sacrifices made by the families of the soldiers.

Where can readers purchase your books?

My book is available online on Amazon and Bluerose portal.

Are you easily available for your fans and readers over social media?

Yes! Most certainly.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes! I have always wanted to be a writer. I started writing when I was in school. In college I became the managing editor of the college magazine and also was honored with college color in public speaking. I got many offers from the fashion and acting world but I remained focused and translated my dream into a reality.