An Interview with Kavita Basi – the Author of ‘Room 23’
Today I have a wonderful guest with me – She is the author of a lovely memoir named ‘Room 23: Surviving a Brain Hemorrhage’. It’s a pleasure having her here on the blog amidst her busy schedule and I am so grateful for her time. In her interview, she talks about her condition of Brain Hemorrhage and how life has changed for her. She discusses some very interesting approaches in creative writing, which she has incorporated in her book along with heartfelt advice for her fellow authors!
Guys, this is a really good read and I’m sure it will be worth your time. Plus, she is working on a really wonderful cause – 10% of the profit from the book ‘Room 23’ goes to The Brain and Spine Foundation.
Syllables Of Swathi: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you raised? How are you feeling today? Do you have any pets?
SOS: Congratulations on your new book ‘Room 23’. Could you please introduce your memoir to your readers?
My memoir covers my journey to recovery and how my perspective has drastically changed, as I now see the important things in life, the materialistic things don’t matter to me and I want to focus on the true meaning of life.
SOS: You’ve made use of some very innovative approaches on your Memoir to interact with your readers. Does being a Vlogger and Public Speaker inspired you to such creative ideas? We would love to hear you talk about your initial motivation.
SOS: What are you trying to achieve with your book? Please share with us your very special purpose.
SOS: What does your family think of your writing?
SOS: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
SOS: Tell us about your writing process and the way you brainstorm story ideas.
SOS: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
SOS: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
SOS: What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
SOS: Who are your favorite authors? What genres do you like to read?
SOS: Fun book fact?
Room 23: Surviving a Brain Hemorrhage
In Room 23, Basi chronicles her time suffering from a subarachnoid hemorrhage—bleeding in the area of the skull surrounding the brain. With this diagnosis, Basi went from being healthy and happy to battling a condition with a 50 percent mortality rate. Following her challenging journey through near death and recovery, this memoir takes an exciting, interactive approach, using QR codes within the chapters so readers can transport themselves to the timeline of what Basi was doing at each moment of her experience, either linking to an Instagram post or video blog—bringing her struggles, and ultimate triumph, alive.
10% of profits will be donated to the Brain & Spine Foundation.