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Friday Night Reads: Uma Eachempati

This week I'll be hosting my eighteenth #FriNightReads! It's where I read the first chapter from an indie author, live on my author Facebook page. This Friday I'll be live-reading from Uma Eachempati's Whispers of the Heart. A telling memoir of her father's internment in a Japanese prison camp during WW II and how her family survived the war. Now, here's more from this week's indie author...

How did you first start writing?

I first started writing when my mother wanted to keep us kids busy. I must have been seven and my first story was, Why the Snail Carries His House on His Back - As He Was Selfish.

Why do you love it?

I love writing. It means I can write about the fearless and strong people I have met who I think need to be recognized. I love to write about other people whenever I can.

More on Uma:

Uma Eachempati is the younger daughter of Rao and Susila. She is a retired obstetrician and has a Certificate of Creative Writing from Washington University in St Louis. In 2014 she translated her mother's novel,

The Power of Love. Currently, she is working on a collection of short stories. In her career as a medical doctor, she met many heroines and would like to remember their stories.

You can purchase a copy of her new WWII biography, Whispers of the Heart, HERE.