I realized I wanted to write for a living somewhere in the middle of presenting year-over-year sales successes in a boardroom full of VPs.
As I spouted off the numbers without missing a beat, I was secretly plotting out comedic scenes laced with romance against the odds.
- My first book was based on a blog I wrote in my spare time.
- My second book was written between the midnight and 3 a.m. time slot, before arriving at the office resembling a haggard shrew.
- My next two books were written in Paris, upon realizing I was not okay with resembling a haggard shrew.
It turned out to be a not-too-shabby affair, with 12,000+ copies sold through marketing efforts that were all my own.
These days I write fiction whenever I can, from wherever I can, in between client projects that allow me to do what I love.
Below are my sentimental favourites, and you can find the rest on Amazon along with short and long works on Wattpad (where I'm a member of the Wattpad Stars program).
What’s a girl to do when she meets the Internet man of her dreams, he’s better than she expected, but he lives an ocean away?
And let’s not forget her parents, who are trying to lock her up in arranged-marriage doom.
In this fast-paced story of culture clash and romantic pursuits, there's a big fat Indian wedding, the struggle to keep a long-distance flame alive, and an unexpected mystery man who could set a new course in motion.
All the while, our heroine abandons what was once an all-consuming man-search, which helps her remember the person she used to be, and the person she hopes to become; the history-loving nerd, the hopeless romantic, and the emerging author with dreams of ditching the corporate rat race.
Never or forever
For many people, Paris is the city of love.
Most of those people are tourists.
This turns out to be one of Romi Narindra’s first realizations, when she ditches her corporate job and moves to Paris for a year to write a book. It’s a year that will shatter illusions, assert independence, and maybe even leave some room for a love affair or two.
All the while, the past comes swirling back like a ghost with unfinished business, which raises important questions about hope and second chances.
Some things last forever, some things will never be, but one thing’s for sure: love in the modern world is not a fairy tale.
Oh well, fairy tales were never all that interesting anyway...
What if you could get Paris nostalgia, Paris recommendations, vivid Paris daydreams, and regular doses of humour all from one book?
Welcome to "Vicarious Paris," where the author takes you along through every corner of Paris, on a journey to cafés, bakeries, cocktail bars, and the ever-charming side streets of Paris. With candid memories and descriptive scenes, the author will invite you to days and nights with her expat and native French friends, for an inside peek into life and fun in Paris.
As a full-length book (80K words) with photos, and over 130 places described in vivid detail, you'll come out of the experience feeling like you just returned from a wonderful vacation in Paris.
More specifically, here is a small preview of the things you’ll vicariously do: you’ll mingle with strangers at a wine tasting, you’ll have cocktails at one of the ritziest bars in Paris, you’ll feast on a multi-course French style brunch (in a totally unpretentious environment), and you’ll even have a shot at romance in a charming café in Montmartre.