Today’s guest author is such a great supporter of other writers and she also runs a fabulous blog of her own. Ritu Bhathal was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970s to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. This colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her.
From childhood, she always enjoyed reading. This love of books is credited to her mother. The joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her writing, from fiction to poetry. Winning little writing competitions at school and locally encouraged her to continue writing.
As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher, she has drawn on inspiration from many avenues to create the poems and stories that she writes.
Having studied at Kingston University, to become a teacher, she now deals with classes of children as a side-line to her writing!
Ritu also writes a blog, https://butismileanyway.com, a mixture of life and creativity, thoughts and opinions, which was awarded first place in the Best Overall Blog Category at the 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, and Best Book Blog in 2019. And her author blog, www.ritubhathal.com, where she writes about her writing journey.
Ritu is happily married and living in Kent, with her Hubby Dearest, and two children, not forgetting the fur baby Sonu Singh.
Click the book cover photo below to buy Ritu’s beautiful book, or click this link: https://getbook.at/MarriageUnarranged
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26 thoughts on “Ritu Bhathal. Top Author Of The Week.”
Thank you for this great presentation. It was a great pleasure to read for getting much more information about “Ritu and the dolphins”, and to see how wonderful my workplace never will be. ;-( A great “wow” also for such a well curated desk. One can see its a teachers desk. 😉 Best wishes, Michael
Thanks, Bro! My dear desk 🥰
Great to see Ritu over here with her terrific book, Lizzie.
Thank you, Robbie 🥰
I especially like the three photos Ritu picked to describe her personality. Yea for teachers!
Thanks Pete! Teaching is a HUGE part of my life. I couldn’t leave it out!
Mmm, the cupcakes look delicious! Congrats, Ritu!
Thank you, Jacquie 🥰
Hi Lizzie thank you for showcasing Ritu. Lovely person, great books, great photos and yummy cupcakes 💜
Thank you, Sis 🥰
Really interesting – and I loved the cup cakes too!
Thank you, Sue!
Me too! I really need to start jogging instead of sitting and eating cupcakes. 🙂
Me too. I think I like cupcakes a little too much!
Thank you so much for having me, Lizzie 🥰
You are welcome back any time!
Great pictures;) I love the rebel author and the dolphin. The cupcakes look amazing.
Thank you. It was a dream.of mine, to swim with dolphins!
We did this one year too. It was an incredible experience.
They do, don’t they!
Lovely to see Ritu here. Awesome pics, those cupcakes too much like temptation!
Thank you Marje! I was impressed that I learned the multicoloured icing!
I’ve never tried that Ritu. But I’m bread baking my new hobby!
A great hobby to have.
Go for it!
Thanks for joining us Marje.