One of the first people to reach out to me as I stepped into my author-avatar, was the vivacious Rashda/ Mina Khan. She became my first tweet-friend, supporting me as I embarked on this journey feeling as vulnerable as the day I was born. She is also the only author I know who has been interviewed by USA Today – Books section! Exciting!
Rashda/ Mina Khan
Rashda/Mina Khan is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She is Rashda the food columnist by day and Mina the romance author by night. She grew up in Bangladesh on stories of djinns/genies, ghosts and monsters. These childhood fancies now color her fiction. Her debut novella, THE DJINN’S DILEMMA was published November 2011. A second novella, A TALE OF TWO DJINNS, came out March 2012. Meanwhile, she’s busy working on a third story. Here’s Rashda/ Mina’s journey in her own words.
a. What is your life goal? Ibelieve everyone is born with gifts or talents and it our responsibility to nurture and use those abilities. So my life goal would be to use my gifts to make a difference in this world.
b. Do you believe in love at first sight?Lol, I know I’m a romance writer…but, no. I believe in attraction at first sight. I think to fall in love, the two people concerned need to really get to know each other, learn about the good and the bad, and learn how to be each other’s strength. In fact, I believe in this so much that all my stories are based on the journey of couples falling in love.
In love with Nature
c. What makes you happy?Watching couples in love (esp. the older ones!) Hanging out with my family and friends. Receiving a kind note out of the blue 🙂A good book! Nature. Check out the Pinterest board I put together to see the role nature played in my story, A Tale of Two Djinns.
d. The one thing you want to do (or have done already) before you die?Live life to its fullest potential as much as possible. It’s a continuing project:)
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e. The one ‘clue’ you would share with anyone trying to find their true calling? You will hear “no” many times, but more than often it means the person saying it can’t imagine what you can. (I’m paraphrasing Cookbook Author Nancie McDermott who originally shared this advice with me).