Memories from 2018 – Recap series (May)

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The last couple of posts featured my favorite moments from January, February and March, and April. Today, I talk about my most precious memories of May.


Celebrating my birthday with the family
Celebrating my birthday with the family

The most special aspect of May has always been the fact that it is my birthday month. To date, I feel excited as a child whenever my family or friends organize a surprise party or I am showered with surprise gifts. This May, I was on a short trip to my hometown Berhampore. Celebrating my birthday with my father and marital family together on 29th May made this birthday a little more special.

Deal of Death_Sonia Chatterjee
Deal of Death_Sonia Chatterjee

I will always cherish May 2018 as the month of my debut as a published author. On 22nd May 2018, my first novella Deal of Death, a detective thriller was launched on the Blogchatter platform. The novella went on to become the most downloaded e-book of this season, earning some great reviews and ratings. While the book has been out of stock on Blogchatter since July, I intend to bring it out as a novel on Amazon by the first quarter of 2019.

Overall, I can say that May has been one of the most fulfilling months this year, both personally and professionally.

Stay tuned to know why I love June but wish to delete July 2018 from my life in my next post on 20th Dec.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

34 thoughts on “Memories from 2018 – Recap series (May)”

      1. Pleasure to know you 🤗 Currently am unable to keep up with my blogging targets due to personal plans but would love to read all your posts as and when I get time. Love them all.

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  1. I have read your book, Sonia and how I loved it. The character Raya Ray will always be etched on my mind, a brave lady detective. Apart from Nancy Drew and Jane Marple, we don’t have many of them. Truthfully I am looking forward to the next edition.

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  2. May was indeed a memorable month. It was this month of May that I came to know you as an author and as a blogger and I am pleased to say that it has been a great experience to come to know you as a person. And yes… You bring that book out now.. I have been waiting for it 🙂

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