Partridge India Author| Sailee Brahme, Loving a Soldier
Partridge India introduces Sailee Brahme, author of Loving a Soldier.
Please briefly describe your book.
Loving a Soldier is a glimpse into the life of families in the armed forces through the eyes of an army wife. This book portrays the intimate relationship between duty and family. It not only depicts the lives of defense personnel but also shows everyone the price that is paid to keep the country safe. Courage, commitment and sacrifice elegantly weave themselves into poetry that delves into the deepest emotions and dreams of those who serve the nation.
Who is the author “behind” the book?
I am a freelance writer and poet from India. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, a Diploma in Liberal Arts and a Master’s degree in English. I am a voracious reader and language enthusiast. I have been teaching French for many years. I am also a dancer, foodie and crazy dog-lover. Music and dance are a big part of my life.
Which influences have inspired you, with regard to your writing style and your book itself?
Poetry always came naturally to me; often inspired by overwhelming emotions. I have believed that people can relate to my writing style as my poems are easy to read and about everyday subjects and feelings.
The book is inspired by my experiences with the Armed Forces as a soldier’s wife and by my journey since falling in love to the present day.
What is the one message you would like to convey to your readers about your book?
Loving a Soldier takes you inside a woman’s home; inside her heart and inside the bond between a soldier and his spouse. For beyond the shiny stars on the uniform, the chic and stylish home décor and the glamorous parties, lies a life full of wait and worry, strength and sacrifice and of course, unfaltering love and devotion. Everyone will be able to identity with the emotions in the poems.
Are you working on a sequel to your book?
What was your favourite part of your publishing experience?
Receiving your author copy is one of the best feelings. When you see the product of your hard work and story-telling beautifully come together as a book, you cannot stop smiling.
What did you think of your Partridge experience?
Partridge helped me out often when I faced a block and could not produce anything. They gave me that much needed push that was needed to complete the book and present it to readers.
Finally, what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
As authors and poets, we are harsh critics of ourselves but we must enjoy the process of writing. Let it become an escape for you. And be proud of yourself- not everybody has a way with words!
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