Preeti Shenoy: My second book was rejected 38 times but I never gave up

Preeti Shenoy and Maha Khan Phillips, acclaimed authors from India and Pakistan respectively, shared the stage for a jam-packed student session at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). The interactive question and answer session they hosted, and which was attended by hundreds of children from across schools in the UAE, gave an insight into the authors’ lives and shared tips to help those considering taking up writing.

Starting the conversation, Maha Khan Phillips, who is a financial journalist as well as a bestselling author, said; “I started writing when I was nine years old. I have always been very passionate about writing and enjoy being imaginative.”