By DIVYA ANAND
Written In The Stars
Fiction / Contemporary Romance
When all her efforts at political maneuvering, sucking up and even doing her job fail to land her that elusive promotion, Sitara decides it’s time to use the new marketing head Abhimanyu’s obsession with his horoscope to her advantage.
Written in the Stars is a romantic comedy about life, love and whether the biggest things in life are the choices you make or what destiny has in store for you.
Divya, often called ‘baal ki dukaan’, struggled with unruly, thick, curly hair for over two decades before she realized her hair looks best when left uncombed! She loves using her curls to hold the numerous pens, pencils and paintbrushes she needs while she’s writing, doodling or working.
She gets her best creative ides when she’s hanging upside down, doing anti-gravity yoga. If you’re in Bangalore, you might spot her (and her distinctive curls!) with her husband Vivek. Their quest to eat bizarre foods from around the world features in her first book, Dare Eat That.
Other Books & Art
I Hate My Curly Hair
Picture Book for Kids
I tug till my head’s black and blue!
But nothing can tame
This wild, curly mane!
Curly haired girl does everything she can to straighten her stubborn curls-after all, everywhere she looks she sees heroines with smooth, silky hair. Then one day, a big bully comes along and everything changes! A humorous tale of self-acceptance. And of hair, lots and lots of glorious curly hair!
Dare Eat That
🌟 Winner, Gourmand Book Award 2020 🌟
There are people who travel to eat and people who travel for adventure. And then there are those who travel to eat adventurously.
Divya and Vivek are one such couple. Dare Eat That explores their journey to eat every species on earth, at least once!
That Girl Is Trouble
🌟 Winner, Juggernaut Times LitFest Short Story Contest 2017 🌟
When Samaira joins Bloom, a leading skincare brand, Rohan is certain she is trouble. But when they start working together, he changes his mind. Samaira is smart, quick to laugh, courageous and Rohan might just be falling for her. But will things work out between the colleagues?
I found this book interesting, readable, and – as a traveler – a potential reference source. If you’re a traveler and / or interested in exotic cuisine, you should check it out.
– Bernie Gourley, Amazon Customer, 3 January 2020
…the pictures in the book have truly livened up the experience and take your visual stimuli to another level.
– Nithya @writernithya, Amazon Reviewer, 15 July 2019
What happens when a vegetarian marries a non-vegetarian gourmand? She writes a book.
– R Krithika, The Hindu, 2 May 2019
Author Divya Anand explains how she drew from her own life for her first picture book in verse. “Maggi”, “kuruvi koodu” (bird’s nest), “baal ki dukaan” (shop of hair), “spring mudi” (springy hair)…these were only some of the names that Divya Anand was teased with for...
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