About the Author ‘extraordinaire’


Maker of Grocery Lists. Giver of Mommy Hugs. Reader of a zillion books. Author of not a single One. Writer of a Blog. Dreamer of sorts. Complainer of a thousand Small Things. Do-er of a few Big Ones.

For having a healthy discussion on 18th-century Portuguese literature or origin of Marxism, or such relevant topics, do email me at : maria.francis@gmail.com

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I have a Facebook fan page which is starting to show signs of dehydration in terms of fan count. So if any of my kind readers would do me the favour of going and liking my page, ‘ppreciate it a lot!

19 thoughts on “About the Author ‘extraordinaire’

  1. You could go down as the first blogger ever who enabled commenting in the “about me” page… 😉
    blog away dear… 🙂

  2. Come oooonnnnn…I might b a but vain ,bit honestly did not realize der was a comments part for this page…(flutter eyelashes innocently)

  3. Hi, nice way to introduce ! Comments in “about me Page” ? Yes. I know one girl (also in Blogchai) having more than a haundred comment in her About mE page! So make it bit more spicy with your “More about me stuff” and serve hot! lol! Cheers! All the best!

  4. I was looking around trying to figure out what a blog is…. I guess I am a wannabblogger.
    This was very helpful and I enjoyed reading the Stamp Collector. For what it is worth I think your writing is easy to read and well presented. I do feel it was a little contrived in trying to make it emotional rather then leaving the reader to figure it out for themselves.
    Well done for putting these stories out there. Maybe one day I will have the courage to have a go.

  5. @conchb : You shud def give it a go. Plunging straight in is the best way about it I think. I am a newbie myslef. Only actively blogging since mid-May. Would love to read ur posts! 🙂

    • Hi Vikram,

      U may not know but I have been an avid reader of ur sulekha blog for d past 2 years.Honoured to have u visit n comment on my blog 😀 Thanks!

  6. Followed from indi.. I just loved all the blogs i read..
    lotta personal touch..will keep visitng Btw,I too have comments on
    ‘About me’ page :0)

  7. I am eager to see the fame you will earn,
    People will stop & heads will turn.
    So keep up the writing that we love to see,
    And soon we will see your novel to be!

  8. Never let this art of writing go under hibernation. You are born to write. Please see life of some peeps below:

    Stephen King: The first book by this author, the iconic thriller Carrie, received 30 rejections, finally causing King to give up and throw it in the trash. His wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it, and the rest is history, with King now having hundreds of books published the distinction of being one of the best-selling authors of all time.

    Zane Grey: Incredibly popular in the early 20th century, this adventure book writer began his career as a dentist, something he quickly began to hate. So, he began to write, only to see rejection after rejection for his works, being told eventually that he had no business being a writer and should given up. It took him years, but at 40, Zane finally got his first work published, leaving him with almost 90 books to his name and selling over 50 million copies worldwide.

    J. K. Rowling: Rowling may be rolling in a lot of Harry Potter dough today, but before she published the series of novels she was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.

    Monet: Today Monet’s work sells for millions of dollars and hangs in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. Yet during his own time, it was mocked and rejected by the artistic elite, the Paris Salon. Monet kept at his impressionist style, which caught on and in many ways was a starting point for some major changes to art that ushered in the modern era.

    Jack London: This well-known American author wasn’t always such a success. While he would go on to publish popular novels like White Fang and The Call of the Wild, his first story received six hundred rejection slips before finally being accepted.

    Louisa May Alcott: Most people are familiar with Alcott’s most famous work, Little Women. Yet Alcott faced a bit of a battle to get her work out there and was was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family to make ends meet. It was her letters back home during her experience as a nurse in the Civil War that gave her the first big break she needed.

    I have been reading your articles for a few years now. I have faith in you, Author, but that really doesn’t matter. Do you have faith in yourself?

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