Let us know something about your book.

My book ‘A pinch of Life – Sweet N Sour ’ is a poetry saga which talks about the journey of life. It has poems on the day-today topics like life, love, success etc. The book has 25 poems in total.

How did you go about getting this collection of poems together?

I used to write poems since my childhood. I had compiled all of them in my messy green diary. My mom used to scare me that if I wont get them compiled then I would lose track of them. It was then that good sense prevailed in my mind to weave all the poems in a single book. This is the birth story of this poetry collection.

Your poems fall under various topics, from a poem dedicated to mother or father to dyslexia to a marriage between an ant and an elephant. How do you get inspired to write on such diverse topics?

My poems are based either on my personal experiences or the experiences shared by my near and dear ones.

Once you decided on the poems that you wanted to publish, how did you go about getting it published?

I looked for various publishers on the internet. I looked for the best self publishing packages that suited me. Finally I found BlueRose with lucrative offering and planned to go ahead with it.

Who is the poet that inspires you?

Robert Frost. In particular this phrase

“Woods are lovely dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep.” Inspires me

If you could pass along one piece of advice to aspiring poets, what would it be?

Don’t go for tough lines or difficult phrases, rather use simple sentences with deeper meaning.

Are you working on your next project?

Yes, It’s a self help book which deals with lighting the lamp within.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

My readers can reach out to facebook and find my profile. They can also mail me at

deepshikha.3001@gmail.com. My blogs are also available at


We thank the author Deepshikha for this interview.