I started my writing career with short stories for children, for Deccan Herald’s Children’s supplement called Open Sesame. After writing nearly forty stories and features for them, I turned to writing short stories and then novels and somewhere along the way, skipped on to writing for older people.
I’m so glad that Speaking Tiger’s new imprint Talking Cub has given me the chance to write a book for kids, one that my own son seems to be enjoying very much at the moment!
Here’s what the book is about:
Madhu, Gaurav and Sunil are on a school trip to the hills of Chikmagalur with their classmates and Rajesh sir, their teacher. All they are looking forward to are two days of fun and hikes. But things start unravelling soon enough. The ‘lodge’ where they are staying is actually a dilapidated old bungalow with dusty rooms, gross, leaky bathrooms and a surly, ancient caretaker. Then, to their horror, when they head to the nearby forest, one by one the teenagers realize that a bloodthirsty, malevolent wolf is stalking them. But no one has seen or heard of the existence of wolves in these forests and hills for decades. So is this a creature from the mists of legend? Why is he out for revenge? And what have these three friends done to earn his wrath?
The Legend of the Wolf is a heart-pounding, suspenseful adventure story filled with twists and turns that will keep readers riveted till the final astounding climax.
You can buy it here. (Do rate/review it once you’ve read it!)