Author (Fiction, Non-fiction and Children's Books)
Lakshmi Menon has been writing since her teenage days, but took writing seriously after her retirement from a Medical institution. Lakshmi is the Founder and Chief Editor of www.induswomanwriting.com, a portal for Indian writers.
She is a graduate in Bachelor of Arts from Mysore University, and has done Diploma in Journalism and Creative Writing. Having travelled widely, she also loves writing about the places she visited. She chronicles her travel writing (outside India only here) at Memorable Family Travels.
1) The Second Choice (My debut Novel) - 2011
2) Cherished (Novel) - 2013
Door in the wall - By 8 women writers from Bangalore
Bhelpuri - By 9 women writers from Bangalore, 2009
Many Rooms and Many Voices - By Different writers,2000
Short stories (ebooks only)
Sweet & Sour-1 (10 Short stories)
A Difficult Decision (3 short stories)
Non-Fiction - Mini Travel Guides
Festivals of South India (Culture)
Big Brother Appu http://authl.it/B006Q18SBU
Mini's Little World http://authl.it/B006R1905W
Four Sons http://authl.it/B007M670QW
Two Stories of Kings http://bit.ly/1AuBaLS
The Second Choice (Novel)
It is the story of a young married couple. Because of the unusual circumstances, Pavithra, a young widow, accepts Venu's proposal to marry him, to be of mutual help. Soon, she gets disappointed with her step-daughter's attitude and wishes to run away from the new relationship.
Will she be able to run away from this relationship? Or will she be able to win over her husband and step-daughter? Read the heart touching story to find out more. Facebook page Available as paperback at -Flipkart.com Infibeam.com Pothi.com -Amazon.in
Grishma, accompanied by her father and four month old baby, boards the train to Delhi join her husband, to surprise him with an unexpected visit. She dreams a happy family life with him. Little does she know that her journey will end in havoc to her life. 19 years later, Grishma's daughter Jyothi, longing for her father's love and support and a family reunion determines to search for him, despite her mother's strong protests. She succeeds in her mission, but will Praveen accept her as his daughter? Read Reviews here . Hardcopy Cyberwit (Publisher)
Sweet & Sour-1 (Short Stories): It is a short story book of 10 stories, written over a period of time, and most of them were published in different platforms. I decided to compile them and publish them as an ebook. It is first in the series. It can be easily downloaded and read in a couple of hours, and at present it is available only in Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKFNAZY (Just change .com into .in or .co.uk or .ca, depends upon the country, in the above link, as per your requirement. )
Mini's Little World (Children's Book): This is the story of a little girl, called Mini, in six chapters. Each chapter tells about her different experiences - an amusing, interesting and educative story, for the kids under 10 years.
Big Brother Appu (Children's Book)
Big Brother Appu is a children's story book Appu goes through a sibling rivalry when he gets a baby sister. This story tells you how he overcomes that problem and later makes his elder brother status to his advantage. It will be interesting for the kids up to the age of 10 and their parents. - Available as ebook with Smashwords, Instamojo, Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk,
Four Sons (Children's Book)
It is the story of a father and his greedy sons. An amusing and educative story for the younger kids, with a moral, especially as a bed time story. Available as ebook with Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Smashwords and Instamojo.
Two Stories of Kings (Children' Book)
It is a book of two interesting and amusing stories for the kids about kings. They are also entertaining and educative, for the younger readers, especially as bed time stories.
Available as ebook with Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Smashwords and Instamojo.
Tinky's Best Gift (published by Pauline Publications) Hard copy only.
Garry's Temple Visit (Children's Book) - A Free Book
"Gary's Temple Visit" is a story of Garry, a cat, who visits the temple to pray for his ailing master, and on the way he meets Brown, a cunning fox. It is an amusing story for the kids and can be read to them as bed time story.
It is free of cost, and can be downloaded at smashwords.com.
It is about a memorable Christmas holidays in Scotland we had as a family.
Pondicherry: Things to Do and See (An Easy Travel Guide)
It is an easy travel guide to Pondicherry in the southern part of India, with all the necessary information required for a tourist with many photographs, written after having visited this amazing destination with French influence.
Magic Land of Zanzibar (A travelogue-cum-mini guide)
Kerala Tourist Places - A Cheap Travel Guide to Kerala
Kerala, a small state in the southern part of India, has been emerging as an important international tourist destination. Many times this beautiful little land has been mentioned in various travel magazines as one of the top destinations of the world. This travel guide gives you sufficient information to make your visit to Kerala enjoyable. Available at smashwords and amazon.com
Festivals of South India
Festivals of South India give you an overview of all the important festivals celebrated in South India. There are more festivals celebrated here; practically every other day a festival is celebrated. Available as ebook at Amazon.com Amazon.in Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca. If you are an Indian staying outside India, it can be a great gift to your children and grandchildren to know the heritage of your country.
Work in Progress
Since she is passionate about travel, writing a travel book is also her dream. __________________________________________________________
Veendum Yatra - a serial novel. (Published by Janayugam Weekly). Now Veedum Yatra is available as a book at http://bit.ly/1YSRSwZ
Akale Oru Dweepam - a serial novel ( in Saarthakam Magazine)