After a brief hiatus, I'm back on the "my short story got published" bandwagon.

FirstStep PavingWays publishers

Featured in FirstStep PavingWays "I - An anthology", this one differs from most of the stories I've written over the last 12 months because it is based on a true story. The publishers looked to see how various authors in India would use the simple premise of the word "I" to narrate a tale (The book cover itself plays upon that theme, with the word "I" shown in various languages).
It seems ironic that it took a long time for me to return back to the 'medical / true story' genre... it was the first genre of mine which had got published back in 2011 ( Chicken Soup for the Indian Doctor's Soul ) and motivated me to carry on writing, leading to more published stories.

"The Girl without a Face" is based on a true story about a young teenage girl I treated in the hospital and how her circumstances, her attitude and her determination affected me as the days progressed. As it is with most medicine based stories, there are no villains here other than circumstances; no heroes here except hope... and the will power of a young girl.

I love that the publishers dedicated individual pages to each author. It would have been so easy to just ignore it (and even the authors themselves) as most Indian anthologies do but to see this is truly heartening for the contributing authors. Perhaps even better is that there is a page dedicated to all the authors in the book at their blog as well.

I - An anthology
Every author gets his own page too inside the book... how lovely is that?

As I type this, the book has already gone out of stock at Infibeam which had a slightly better discount, I noticed. 
Anyway, here are the links to buy it from Amazon , Flipkart and Infibeam
I sincerely hope you enjoy this book. 

24 Comments

  1. Wow... Congrats again :)

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    1. Thanks.. a couple more coming in next few months :D

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  2. I am already tired of saying Congrats to you :D

    "CONGRATULATIONS ! " :-)

    As far as a blogger-writer is concerned every time you get published it calls for a celebration.
    Doesn't matter if it is a full fledged book, a college magazine or a piece of paper that is going to be circulated with your name on it.
    However each time you win something or get published, I am never surprised, as you deserve it very much !

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    1. Im embarrassed to be posting these kind of posts too, in a way. Happy, but embarrassed - never in my life did I think I would be in a situation where I couldn't remember how many short story books had my story

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  3. Congratulations, Roshan! And here's wishing you many more :)

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  4. Wow! You are on a roll, Roshan!! Congratulations for yet another published work! Way to go!! :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa.. a couple more still left to be released. So please bear with these kind of posts :(

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  5. How amazing! Congratulations and wishing you so much more . Just make sure to give me a members discount when you buy out KFC ;)..

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    1. Oh, that would be the day!! :) Then I can truly say Ive arrived in life..

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  6. wow....congratulation sir, i am really a huge fan of yours.

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    1. Thanks Arpita... humbling to hear I have fans :)

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  7. That is just awesome! Congrats to you on another great accomplishment. ♥

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  8. AnonymousJune 11, 2014

    Congratulations Roshan.

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  9. Well Done !! way to go doc

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/06/vanity-fair/

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  10. Congratulations !!. Did a bot of link hope and got to know more about you and your stories. Great going...

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  11. Congratulation and wish you best of luck .

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  12. Congrats BUddy...I am sure it would be very nice and "creative story..now I wanna read :)

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