Get to know Tanaz Bhathena
What’s the working title of your future memoir?
No Idea How I Got Here.
What book did you read as a child that you remember fondly?
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
What is something you’ve always wanted to write about?
A fantasy set in a world of my own making.
Which fictional character would you like to be friends with?
My own character, Zarin, from A Girl Like That.
Best advice you’ve ever been given? (can be about writing or otherwise)
About writing: Butt in seat. The writing won’t do itself. About life: Be yourself.
What sparked the idea for The Beauty of the Moment?
I wanted to read a realistic and happy love story about two South Asian teens set in Canada. Didn’t find it, so I wrote one.