Harsha Sheelam always had the passion for writing. In the year 2016, she practiced writing more extensively. This led to her recognition in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and digital content. She possesses versatility in writing stories, debatable topics, politics, social, fashion, entertainment, reviews, fashion and lifestyle. Today she is a children’ book author, she debuted in 2017 with the book ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’ which is a collection of short stories. She launched it with the aim of empowering young girls and boys. She has the dedication to her craft which makes the children believe that they are beautiful inside and out. Same year her juvenile fiction novel, ‘Good Exists in all that Exists’ released. As the title suggests, the book is based around the theme of ‘good overpowering the bad’. There is a hidden meaning for every action. The book does not fail to enhance the enchanted experience of the reader.
Beginning of a new year, in 2018 ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’ made it to book-selling portals. Terry’s tales champion hard work, perseverance, honesty and compassion. The riches that kids gain through this book are overcoming fear, not undermining people, understanding no one is perfect, knowing your true friends, and more. The book is a collection of 15 inspiring fables from the life of a fictional character.
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Harsha Sheelam concentrates on the issues of today that young teenagers face, and tries to motivate the young children towards positivity. She chooses an unconventional way, quite different from the stories of yesteryears. Her fantasy tales empower young girls and boys to be strong, optimistic and confident. She believes that children have the inquisitiveness to learn more every day, and in the era where they are exposed to wide variety of media, books are the only way to sustain their innocence. She accepts that every person is beautiful inside and out and shouldn’t be put down by anyone who think otherwise.
“Beautiful Inside and Out” is a collection of 10 moral stories. As the title suggests, the stories make the children believe that they are unique and beautiful just the way they are. They do not need to change themselves according to the likeness of other people.
The fantasy stories teach them the importance of standing up for themselves. Each of the stories is based in fantasy lands, as magnificent as they can be, with hidden meanings behind every action of the protagonists which are revealed as the stories proceed. The book is assigned chronologically, with colorful illustrations which are attractive and eye-catchy. Beautiful Inside and Out is a complete children’s book with the genre–fantasy and fiction. Each story has a different lesson to teach. They are based on different subjects, like color discrimination, mannerisms, bullying, sharing, animosity, self-confidence, respecting parents, prejudice, religion, love, and simplicity. The stories remain very unconventional, modern, distinctive and groundbreaking, with characters ranging from kings, princes, princesses, town girls and boys.
The author’s style is both formal and informal. It closely connects to the intended audience with unabridged metaphors and picturesque imagery. The language of the author is not only understandable, but also provides more scope for young children to learn new words, phrases and meanings. The stories are convincing, and realistic. They do not seem fictitious and easily fit in today’s world.
The most impacting lines from the book are quoted as, “I understood that some things take time, but when we work towards it diligently, it’s unobstructed. Win it or lose it, don’t forget to try hard until you fetch it.”
‘Good Exists in all that Exists’ is a fictional novel. As the title suggests the story talks about how good is more powerful than evil. This teenage and adult fantasy novel is based in a beautiful fantasy land. The story unfolds with the Austin family moving into the magnificent and huge Wintershore mansion. Claire Austin is the youngest member of the family after Pap, the pet Pekingese. She is a simple girl, but she does something courageous. One day, Claire finds a way to the other side of the world. Adventure, magic and mystery grab her attention and she unfolds a new journey. Harsha Sheelam is a contemporary author and brings a new story to life, with a strong lesson to teach to children and adults.
The story is about Claire’s journey to discovering Crystalice, an enchanted land, where the Kings and Queens of the five forces of nature reside. The story is about the obstacles, courage, magic, mystery, enchantment, and this spins out a fascinating tale. Claire is the chosen one to save Crystalice from the wrath of the one who can’t be named. Claire respects friendship. And, no matter what she never stops fighting evil. There is a fierce battle between good and evil. There are many questions that will be unfolded in the story. How did Claire find about the enchanted Crystalice? Who is the evil one? What is the story behind her wrath? How did Claire prove victorious? There is a hidden meaning for every action.
The book does not fail to enhance the enchanted experience of the reader. The reader will experience an ocean of emotions, happiness, sadness, amusement, trying to conquer the mind of the reader. The novel is spread over 10 chapters. It is written in simple and rich prose, it promises to take children and adults on a rich ride to Crystalice and Claire’s endeavors.
The House of Terry Atterberry is at the corner of Street 25, in Green Orchid. Terry, who is the tiny protagonist, clad in blue clothes and polka dot socks paired with yellow shoes. The rosy- cheeked boy teaches children 15 real-life lessons in the book “The House of Terry Atterberry”. He lives along with his parents in a mushroom house. He is best friends with Bernie, Darby, Pratt, and Mini. Along with his friends, Terry learns new things at Borrow Dale School and in ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’.
The book has age-old and contemporary wisdom in a delicious form. At the end of every chapter, the reader understands the lesson learned. These morals equip the children for a better adulthood. The riches that kids gain by reading these tales is love, care, honesty, humanity, hard work, overcoming fear, not to be greedy, avoiding laziness, not undermining people, understanding no one is perfect, knowing true friends, and lots more. The author pens instructive and inspiring fables from a fictional character’s life which will help children to develop character as well as have a fun time reading. The stories of Terry Atterberry are a rich mine of moral literacy which aids to anchor children in our culture, values, and ideals.