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When Life Throws a Curveball

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When Life Throws a Curveball...


Kumari Kanchanji’s new novel What’s A Girl to Do When Life Throws a Curveball, has just launched. It tells the story of one woman's fight against a powerful, monied ruthless industrialist who wronged her family in his pursuit of wealth. The book follows her fight against a corrupt society and her relentless drive to succeed against all odds

Being a woman in the corporate world, Kumari knows all about perseverance and rising top. After working for several Fortune 500 Companies, she is now the C.E.O. of a medical devices company and is currently pursuing her life-long passion for writing.

A mystery thriller set in India and the U. S., What a Girl to Do When Life Throws a Curveball?, is a compelling nail-biting, fast-paced read. Kumari Kanchanji is a novelist to keep an eye on.

Behind the Book

Who is Kumari Kanchanji?

Who is Kumari Kanchanji?

Can you give us a brief overview of What A Girl To Do When Life Throws a Curveball?
This is the story of the dogged determination of a fearless femme fatale investigative reporter who wants to exact revenge from a powerful, privileged man because he wronged her family. She wants to put this evil, wicked man and his criminal empire out of business, knowing full well she might not succeed and end up six feet under the ground. She displays depth and tenacity beyond her years and is willing to fight for what she believes matters.

What inspired you to write the book?

Real events in the story. Writing has always been my passion for as long as I can remember. But in my ever-busy life, I could never pry myself from my work to sit down and write the stories my mind weaved or complete the ones I had started. The plot of What a Girl To Do When Life Throws a Curveball? was in my head for over 2-years. It was so intriguing I finally decided to put it in print.

You also run a business. When did you have time to write a novel?

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, I didn't have to go to my office every day. The result was savings in time from the commute and 10-12 hours from conducting business and staff meetings. That was a gift I used to complete my novel.

Did any of your experiences as a woman in the corporate world inspire any parts of the book?

Not directly. However, that tenacity and perseverance do pay is what I learned working with a couple of Fortune 500 companies. And that's what the book's main character exhibits in What a Girl To Do When Life Throws a Curveball? I think our subconscious mind works in strange ways.

What advice do you think your main character would have for women pursuing their goals in a male-dominated world?

My main character would advise women that success comes to those who persevere. If you are strong-willed and have the smarts, you can succeed in the male-dominated world. Look at Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Angela Merkel, and Mary Barra.

What else are you working on? What can we expect from you next?

God willing, another 700-page novel, and a couple of sizzling movie scripts. One for Bollywood and one for Hollywood. I just need 48 hours in a day.

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Liz Westwood from UK on October 17, 2020:

This is a fascinating interview. I am intrigued to read the book and keep an eye out for Kumari in future.

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