Rashmi Trivedi is an author, a poet, a traveler, a dreamer and a lover of life.Her entry into the world of writing was by chance and she calls it “A journey from plight to flight”. In her job in 2013 she was transferred to a different city. Family could not relocate so she had to either quit her job or to move to the new city alone .With a lot of apprehension and doubts she decided to take the plunge. Little did she know at that time, that this would be a period of blossoming for her. Having time at her disposal, she started to write – poems and short articles at first and later, her blog. Her poems were much appreciated and her confidence grew in leaps and bounds.
The fact that even when staying away from her family she could manage both her personal and professional front, further boosted her confidence. On the suggestion of her husband she decided to write about her experiences as a working woman and also about the challenges she faced managing her family with a remote control. Her objective was that other women, in a similar situation, should be able to gain from her experiences. Her first book, “Woman, everything will be fine” was published in September 2016 and it went on to become a bestseller in Amazon. It resonated well with all working women.
Meanwhile, she continued writing and publishing poems on her blog and Facebook pages. Many of her poems would circulate in Whatsapp or get published in various sites on internet without due credit to her. Plagiarism was rampant. It was important to have copyright, and that was how a collection of her poems “Handful of Sunshine, Pocketful of Rain” was published in December 2017.
She continued writing even after she returned to her family in Delhi. Her third book, a fiction this time was published in August 2018. “From Ashes to Dreams” is an inspirational fiction in which the protagonist is a woman. This book also made to the best seller list on Amazon and got raving reviews from the readers and reviewers.
She continued to soar and it was another feather in her cap when a song she wrote was selected as the theme song for Subroto International school football tournament, 2018 and was played in the finals. She was also felicitated and awarded during the ceremony.
In spite of having a demanding job and a family to look after, she manages to find time for writing because writing is her passion and she feel that one always finds time for one’s passion. Words give wings to her thoughts and she soars high into the blue sky. She has already started her next book and there are many projects in her heart.
She smiles when she thinks of how it all started. “With my positive outlook I could convert an adversity into opportunity. My plight actually turned out to be a take-off point for my flight.”
About her new book
“From Ashes to dreams” is an inspiring story of Naina, an orphan who did not have did not have much to look forward to in life, until she fell in love. Love gave her wings and she started to fly, only to come crashing down as the wind beneath her wings turned into a storm. She tries putting an end to her now wretched existence, but fate has some other plans for her. She comes to know that she has limited time to live and decides to start living everyday instead of merely surviving. She lives every moment without worrying about the future she does not have or the past that could not be undone. She falls in love once again, this time with life! A poignant story of love, life, hope, despair and all the emotions that make us human.