“Dance with Fireflies takes you back to another era with its exquisite detailing and meticulous research.”
Kiran Manral is the best selling author of Karmic Kids, All Aboard, Once Upon A Crush and The Reluctant Detective.
I met Kiran via Twitter. She read the first few chapters of Dance with Fireflies on the Amazon page and promptly invited me to speak at The Kumaon Literary Festival in the foothills of the Himalayas!
She now has her very own signed copy!
Her successful career began as a journalist, working with The Asian Age and The Times of India. She founded a content supplying company in partnership during the very first dot com boom, Soul Publications, which supplied content to portals set up by Tatanova, Sify, and has edited weddingsutra.com. She was perhaps the first to live blog the earliest Lakme Fashion Weeks. She was India Culture Lead and Trend spotter with CEB Iconoculture Consumer Insights, US and is currently Senior Consultant at Vector Insights, LLP. She also co-founded Karma Communications, a communications consultancy.
Her blogs were in Labnol’s list of India’s top blogs. Her parenting blog, http://www.karmickids.blogspot.com was ranked among the top 5 parenting blogs in the country by Blogadda and is now a book, Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You (Hay House, 2015). She was a blogger columnist at Tehelka.com on gender issues.
She is also considered a ‘social media star’ on twitter by the TOI. IBN Live named her as among the 30 most interesting Indian women to follow on twitter & among the top 10 Indian moms to follow on twitter for 2013.
Post 26/11, she founded India Helps, a volunteer network to help disaster victims.
She is also part of the core founding team of CSAAM (www.csaawarenessmonth.com) and Violence Against Women Awareness Month (www.vawawareness.wordpress.com).
Her fourth fiction book is due out in Feb 2016 from Amaryllis.
Fashion101.in named her amongst the most stylish authors in India.
She is on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi, mentor at Sheroes.com and a columnist with iDiva.com.She was awarded the Women Achievers award by Young Environmentalists Group in 2013.
So thank you Kiran for your kind words…. Hopefully bump into you in India again soon x