What a Girl to Do When Life Throws a Curveball? author, Kumari Kanchanji, is currently the C.E.O. of a medical devices company.
After her M.B.A. in finance and marketing and a B.A. in liberal arts and science, she worked for several Fortune 500 companies. Swimming with the sharks and rising the corporate ladder was challenging, but her passion for writing challenged her the most. Consequently, she quit her executive job and established her own company so that she could find some time to write. However, it so happened that she became busier than ever before. This was due to the product line she had selected to market. The product was Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a device deployed when a person has Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA kills almost half-a-million people every year in the U.S.A. When she realized many, many people's lives could be saved from SCA's scourge if a defibrillator was available, she made it her mission to make sure every place where people live, work, or worship has this life-saving device.
It was like she had found her calling. She started speaking to various organizations on the importance of having an AED and CPR training. She equipped the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Center in New York City with necessary defibrillators au gratis. As a 9/11 Memorial founding member, she agreed to provide maintenance for the devices for perpetuity.
Despite the paucity of time, she continued to write. She wrote short essays on human relationships and articles on Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness, which were published in medical journals and local newspapers.
Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was able to find more time to finish work on a novel she had started a while back. This book is titled "What a Girl to Do When Life Throws a Curveball?" It is a compelling story inspired by real events set in India and the U.S.A. A fast-paced page-turner, it is a portrait of the determination of women who can change the course of events.
There is no stopping for Kumari Kanchanji now. She is already busy plotting her next novel and is editing two movie scripts. One is based on this novel, and the other is an espionage thriller.
She writes from the heart and writes succinctly. She believes in women's empowerment. And is a strong advocate of women's rights.