About

Welcome to my writing blog! I am Prem Rao.

I am hooked to books- and writing. This space is for me to explore the world of writing, authors and books. They have given me countless hours of enjoyment. I hope they do the same to you.

I live in Bangalore, India. Writing is my passion and has become my second career. Earlier I was a corporate executive, management consultant and executive coach for three and a half decades. Writing to be read is what I hope to do for the rest of my life…..

My debut novel, a psychological thriller, “It Can’t Be You” was published in November 2010. My second book, a collection of short stories set in contemporary India is called “He Sees Everything & Other Short Stories”. 

My second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” was launched in December 2012.

Would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me: bpremrao AT gmail DOT com or on Facebook or Twitter

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ReadersHeaven
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 09:27:46

    Hi, nice to meet you !

    Reply

  2. Lata Vijaybaskar
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 21:17:37

    Hi,
    All the best for ur book. Am a writer entering the deep dark sea of novels too… Great to connect with u.

    Reply

    • Prem Rao
      Oct 07, 2010 @ 21:44:51

      Thanks. Pleasure to connect with you.

      Reply

  3. dilip
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 18:47:01

    Hi Prem,

    Great to browse through your articles. I look forward to read your book. I am not a Lawrencian but landed here via my blog. An article by Rakesh Kotti an alumnus from your school very kindly shared some thoughts on my blog 🙂

    Wish you all the best and regards,

    Dilip

    Dilip

    Reply

    • Prem Rao
      Jul 28, 2011 @ 21:11:35

      Thanks, Dilip. Would welcome your comments on my book!

      Reply

  4. Richard Oldale
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 20:07:19

    Hi Prem

    Best of luck with the book.

    We thought your readers who have entered this year´s NaNoWriMo might like to know about a fun contest with cash prizes – awarded for the best opening line. There’s no entry fee and the prizes are $100 (or the equivalent in the winner’s currency) for first place, $50 for second, $25 for third. The next seven runners up get a copy of Jurgen Wolff’s book, “Your Writing Coach” (he’s the sponsor of the comp).

    Further details are below. If you have any questions please email Jurgen at jurgenwolff@gmail.com. If you want to check out his writing blog, it’s at http://www.TimeToWrite.blogs.com.

    Best regards,
    Richard Oldale

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