A #TTBF Q&A with Author Sandhya Menon
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t compare yourself to others, but only to your past self. I love this piece of advice because it holds true in virtually all avenues of life! I find that when I fall into the comparison trap, comparing myself (often unfairly) to others, I tend to become demotivated and deflated. But when I compare myself to my past self, I take the time to be grateful and respectful of how far I’ve come.
We saw on your bio that you have both a pupper and a kitty. As a pet parent, do you ever narrate conversations between them? If so, what do they talk about?
Their conversations are often filled with swear words and probably not appropriate for a younger audience. There’s absolutely no love lost between those two.
If you could spend a day with one fictional character, who would it be and why? What would you do?
I’d love to spend time with Sir Percy Blakeney, who was my first fictional boyfriend! I read The Scarlet Pimpernel in eighth grade and fell madly and hopelessly in love.
What do you do/where do you go when you need a break from the world?
I live surrounded by natural beauty, so I’m lucky in that I have no dearth of places to go to escape! I love hiking in the mountains and forests with my golden retriever, Ollie.
Like WDMR, Something about Sweetie is a bit of a matchmaker story. Why do you think matchmaker storylines continue to appeal to the romantic in us?
I think most of us love the idea of someone else finding that perfect person for us, in spite of our best efforts. A relationship like that just feels fated, and I think a lot of people are romantics deep down!
If you could choose three books to include on our official “Read Everything” book list for 2019, what would they be?
Ooh, gosh, this is a hard one! I’d have to say:
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura