Hello, there! Welcome to Crazy Cat Writer. Here you will find a little bit more about me, this Website and my Blog. So let’s get going…

Screen-Shot-2017-12-10-at-1.01.37-pmMy name is Heena Rathore Pardeshi and I’m a published writer, EIC at a local publishing house and a manuscript critic. I’m a book aficionado, music enthusiast and love blogging. I maintain 2 blogs – this one and The Reading Bud. I am also the co-host/creator at Sanskari Travellers, a travel and lifestyle blog by my husband 🙂

I am from Pune, India and I live with my husband, who is a businessman and an event manager, and my 4 cats. I love travelling with my husband and pride myself at being very organised. I am a Type-A personality and I suffer from dysthymia as a result of having brought up in a dysfunctional family.

I am a self-taught writer and learning and improving at writing is something I take very seriously. I am a mental health advocate and an animal lover. I am also a cat foster and volunteer in cat-rescues and sterilisation and help in their adoption.

PS: I love photography and if you want to check out tons and tons of book pics, and somewhat goofy pics of my cats, you can follow my Instagram here – @crazycatwriter

About my novel:

Deceived by Heena Rathore P.

How well do you really know your loved ones? 

A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.
A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.
A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents.
And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of human mind through the story of a vulnerable girl who treads in the mist of deception bred from a long unforgiven betrayal.

AMAZON or add it to your GOODREADS shelf.
Check out what readers are saying about Deceived here: PRAISE

About the Blog:

I started this website, essentially a blog, in late 2014 with the intention of setting up a place where I could try writing about… stuff. I had no specific education in creative writing, so it was a big decision for to me start a writing blog as an amateur writer, but well, fear is something I’ve learned to conquer from a very young age, so I went ahead and set up this little blog. And I had no idea at that time that one day it’ll, in fact, turn into my author blog.

Now, keeping up with my old habit, I post my short writing pieces, writing updates, life updates and about anything and everything I do in my simple and very peaceful life.

About Manuscript Critique:

As someone who’s been reading fiction from last (20 years) from the age of 5 (I started learning to read and write at the age of 2), and due to my very opinionated nature, critiquing comes very inherently to me. Additionally, being a writer and a fiction author myself, I’ve spent last quite a few years in learning the technicalities of fiction writing.

I critique fiction manuscripts (both long and short prose) and create a detailed critique report listing (in detail) the faults and chinks in them. These include all the structural and technical writing errors as well as plot holes and other inconsistencies.

About the Newsletter:

Edit: Due to health issues and my packed schedule, I have stopped sending out regular Newsletters. Though. I do send some occasionally, especially when I have something important to share.

I send out quarterly Newsletters (they used to be monthly, but that just seemed too much, won’t you agree?) These Newsletters usually contain:

  • Updates – if something interesting has happened
  • Writing inspiration – to help you get ahead in your writing.
  • Freebies – Exclusive writing-related stuff for all the subscribers
  • Exclusive content: Excerpts, special reveals, know-it-firsts, sneak-peeks and other news related to my novels.

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Where else you can find me:

If you want to request a guest post or an interview with me, please fill the Contact form.

I love interacting with like-minded, creative people and believe in encouraging interaction among my readers. So feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of my posts. I promise to reply as soon as I can.

82 comments on “About”

  1. Hi Heena, thanks for following my blog 🙂 I loved reading your About page, especially because I see myself in many of the quick facts you posted (I’m also OCD’ed, haha, and I LOVE mountains – probably because I live in a country that doesn’t have them). Anyway, nice to meet you!

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    1. Hey, Samantha. Thanks a lot for dropping by! It’s so great that we share the love for so many things! Thankfully, we have tons of mountains in here… Hopefully, someday you can visit my country and enjoy these amazing mountains including Himalayas 😀
      Nice to meet you too!
      Have a great day 🙂

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  2. Oh, Crime & Thriller! My favorite genre of all. 😀 Best of luck to you and your books, Heena! It’s nice to know some things about you. And oh, I prefer mountains over beaches, too! 😀 😀 😀

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      1. You’re most welcome, Heena~
        I’m a fan of Cornwell and Montanari. I wanted to try Sue Grafton tpo but I want to start with her letter A. Do you have any recommendations? 😀


  3. Hi and lovely to meet you. Well we share quite a few things in common, I also love tea, iced tea, reading, crime books (congrats to you), yoga, meditation, the mountains and travel. Oh and I agree that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond (I’m a big bond fan as well). Thanks so much for the follow and look forward to getting to know you through your blog. Cheers from Australia.

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  4. Hi Heena,
    I came to know you through your interview-post on Rachel’s blog, and I am glad I did. 🙂
    Went through few of your writings, and planning to explore the rest in forth-coming days, as I liked whatever I had read till now. Though yet to read your specialty, thriller genre.
    Have a great day. 🙂

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