Chandigarh, October 5,: Writer and author Dr Rana Preet Gill today launched her third book ‘The Misadventures of a Vet’. The book which is a sequel to her first novel, Those College Years was launched here at the Chandigarh Press Club, by Vivek Atray, renowned author and motivational speaker. Rana Preet Gill is a Hoshiarpur based Veterinary officer working with Animal Husbandry Department, Punjab. The book launch was followed by an engaging interactive session between the author and Lily Swarn, a poet, columnist and famous author of the region. Vivek Atray, Author and Motivational Speaker, said that writers have the power of observation and expression which every young person must develop within. He said that Dr Rana Preet Gill’s book has the flavour of candour and reality which is refreshing. He added that society should encourage children to read more books and practice creative writing.
While giving details on her book, Rana Preet Gill said, “I conceptualized the character of Rhea, who was the protagonist of my first novel Those College Years, at a whim. The novel borrowed heavily from my life. Rhea Jaswal was partly me and I fell in love with her. After writing that novel I felt that Rhea should not die down on the pages of the first one. I decided to write a sequel to my first novel. Then I wrote The Misadventures of a Vet.”
Rana Preet added, “The novel picks up from where Those College Years ends. Rhea is more mature, a little worldly wise and dabbles in lot of things in this one. She gets married, have issues with her in-laws and lands up with a job in the local clinic. Her employer gets embroiled in a drug smuggling case and she jumps in to fix the things with Das and Sardar ji, other characters in my novel. For me Rhea personifies freedom. She does what she wants to do, she jumps to conclusions, she is impulsive and is ready to do anything for a cause she believes in. I intend to do more with Rhea. I feel she has lot of potential and will soon begin another whirlwind adventure.”
She further added, “Writing for me is passion. It has given me narratives that would have been otherwise lost in the hum drum of life. Despite being a professional I am a dedicated writer. I try to write every day. I am a compulsive reader and I carry a book with me all the time. I feel reading and writing complement each other. I keep a track of each and every book I read. I jot down the names of books and track my reading performance every month. ”