Adite Banerjie, author of recently released Mills & Boon novel, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal, talks to Rhea Dhanbhoora about her journey from being a fan of the series to an author under the romance label
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Adite read her first Mills & Boon romance in school. Anne Mather was one of her favourite authors and she and her school friends would giggle about the ‘hot scenes’ in the steamy novels. She even admits to being one of the several girls in love with the TDH (tall, dark, handsome) heroes and secretly fantasising about them. Now, she’s a Mills & Boon author herself, after winning a Harlequin Aspiring Authors contest. She tells us more about what it’s like to go from voraciously reading these books to being the author of one.
Did you always want to write?
I grew up in Mumbai, went to school at Mount Mary’s Convent in Bandra and graduated from Narsee Monjee College. After college, I did a course in business journalism and ever since then I have been writing.