Preethi Nair who was born in Kerela, southern India, worked as a management consultant but gave it up to follow her dream and write her first book, Gypsy Masala. Having been rejected by a number of publishers, she set up her own publishing company and PR agency to publish and promote the book.
Working under the alias of Pru Menon, Preethi managed to gain substantial coverage and subsequently signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins. She won the Asian Woman of Achievement award for her endeavours and was also short listed as Publicist of the Year for the PPC awards.
Preethi writes for a number of broadsheets, for BBC Radio 4 and is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. She has also set up a new business, Kiss the Frog.
“What worked for me was being me and forging amazing friendships.”