Writing Vivid Characters, Publishing Internationally, and Sister of the Bollywood Bride with Author Nandini Bajpai

Have you ever wanted a book that felt like a hug? A smart, funny, perfect escape? Nandini Bajpai’s Sister of The Bollywood Bride (published in India originally as Red Turban, White Horse) is the wedding/family/rom com you didn’t know you needed.

For some fun backstory, Julie actually met Nandini at SCBWi years ago—and knew even then that she’d be a success. 

We talk about building a social context for your characters, publishing internationally, getting a fantastic audiobook narrator, and her unique combination of plotting and pantsing her plot. 

Nandini says: Thanks for visiting! I grew up in New Delhi, India, one of four sisters and many cousins in a family that liked to read. I lived and worked in India, Australia, and the US, before settling in the Boston area with my husband, kids, and a fluctuating number and variety of pets. Although I’ve been a bookseller, systems analyst, TEDx organizer, PTO Mom, animal foster and more, my first love is writing.

I  write books for kids and teens. For more on my books click here.

I am represented by Allison Remcheck at Stimola Literary Studio.