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.

Tanaz Bhathena is the author of The Beauty of the Moment, and will be appearing at Festival Sunday on Sunday September 8, 2019.