SEJAL BADANI: TRAIL OF BROKEN WINGS IS A STORY OF REDEMPTION
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Sejal Badani debuted by the best possible way in the literary world. Her novel Trail of Broken Wings was selected in Kindle First program and established in the last three weeks in Amazon Top 20 chart. The fans love it and valuated the story with average 4.5 Amazon stars from 300 plus reviews.
Our next guest is a former attorney. She decided to leave the law in order to become a full time writer. So far her dreams are happening. Say welcome to Sejal Badani.
– Sejal, tell us about your debut novel, Trail of Broken Wings?
– Trail of Broken Wings is a story of three women who must face their past to find their future. It’s a story of redemption, hope and finding your inner strength when tragedies threaten to break you. I wrote it for women who believe in the power of friendship and family, for anyone who has ever experienced abuse in their lives, and for those who know that love is there for everyone, even those who must learn to love themselves first.
– How did you decide to write the story?
– I wrote this story after witnessing and surviving my own childhood abuse. It’s the story I searched for in my own path toward healing—something to give hope and inspiration while exploring all the shades of heartbreak which abuse can inflict on the soul and mind. Though the events and the characters in the story are fictional, the emotions, the fears, the desperate search for survival are all based not only on my own and my family’s experiences, but the experiences of other survivors who found their way out of the darkness.
– Tell us something more about your main character Sonya? Is she inspired by someone from your life?
– There are definitely similarities between our personalities and reactions to abuse, but Sonya chose the path of solitude and flight before finding herself and love, which to me made her story even more poignant and satisfying. Her quest to find all the broken pieces of herself and use her family’s and David’s love to help her glue them together really drove home to me that connections to other people can help to heal wounds. I found myself admiring her as her story came to its honest and fruitful conclusion.
Also, Sonya said no to law school and chose her true passion of photography while I pursued writing only after finishing my law degree.
– Did location play a major role in writing the novel?
– As a young girl growing up I used to watch airplanes in the sky and yearned to explore the world. Since then, I’ve been very fortunate to have lived in different parts of the United States and to have experienced various cultures and communities in each. Though I set the story in the Bay Area, it absolutely could take place anywhere because it’s a search for the home within you, not an external place. Each sister is on a journey of self-discovery, to understand who they really are separate from the definition given to them by the abuse. When searching for themselves, they come to realize that it’s not the place or their experiences that define them, but the choices they make as an adult and the people they allow into their life. That is their true home. It’s a story that doesn’t limit itself to class or culture but instead speaks to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
– Tell us more about yourself as a writer?
– Always having been a writer, I am immensely grateful to also be a mother, wife, daughter and sister. Having been on my own journey of healing, I know in my heart that each one of these roles and the people in my life was an integral part of helping me to redefine my future. I honestly believe that there is novelist in each of us – we all have a story to tell. That I have had the opportunity to tell this story and for there to be the possibility that it even helps one person on their own path to healing is incredibly gratifying.
Huge thanks to one of the best PR specialists in publishing industry Dennelle Catlett for helping out with the interview
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