Divya Mohan: I want to inspire kids to craft beautiful lives by being healthy, loving, and curious.
1. Can you start by introducing yourself?
My name is Divya Mohan.
I am a mom of a 5-year-old, a business analyst in the software industry, and a children's author. I live in Australia.
2. When did you first realize that you wanted to be an author and when did you publish your first book? How many books you have published so far?
I started working on my first book in October 2018. I published my first book in April 2019. I realized that I wanted to be an author only after I had released my second book in April 2020 :). I started writing and creating animations in 2018 because I wanted to inspire kids to craft beautiful lives by being healthy, loving, and curious.
I have 5 published books so far.
3. Where do you get your inspiration from and can you tell me about your writing schedule? Like how many hours per day do you spend on your books?
I get my inspiration from my daughter. Her thoughts and behavior help me understand what values kids need to learn. It triggers thoughts in my mind about how to teach these values through storytelling.
I create books early in the morning at 5 am every day, before I start my usual workday. I spend around 2-3 hours per day writing, collaborating with illustrators, and marketing my books.
4. Can you tell me a little bit about your books? What do you intend to achieve this through your books and where can people purchase them?
So far I have written books on
Health: germs, masks, tiding up
Loving relationships: empathy
Science: the water cycle.
I intend to help children build valuable life skills through my books. My books focus on being healthy, loving, and curious. You can buy my books on:
My website: www.authordivya.com
5. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
When I am not writing, I am either doing my usual day job or playing with my daughter :).
6. What have you learnt in creating your books so far?
Publishing books has taught me to be more resilient. I have developed the ability to raise every time I fall. I have seen so many ups and downs in this journey. Big successes and failures sometimes come on a single day.
Also, while talking to hundreds of people in a day, there will always be 1 or 2 who do not like your ideas and directly criticize you. I learnt that the world has so many different perspectives and I started appreciating our similarities and differences.
Creating books is a very interesting journey.
7. What advice would you give to other authors?
Consistency is the key. When I started, I did not know what I was doing and where I wanted to be. What I kept telling myself was: Just take the next right step. Go as far as you can see with the faith that when you reach there, you can see further. I wish every author the very best to achieve your dreams and influence the world for good.
8.Do you provide other services to help other authors?
I connect with other authors to help each other with marketing books. I do not provide any services at the moment.
9.How do you market your books?
Amazon ads, Social media, and Emails
10. What are your plans for the future? Do you have more publications on the way?
Yes, I am working on my upcoming book series that helps children fall in love with Alphabets while listening to stories that also imparts deep values in them.
Follow Divya Mohan:
Amazon link to all my books: https://amzn.to/3dmLNsI
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDivyaMohan
We wish Divya all the best with her beautiful books.