“Beautiful Inside and Out” is a collection of 10 moral stories. As the title suggests, the stories make the children believe that they are unique and beautiful just the way they are. They do not need to change themselves according to the likeness of other people.
The fantasy stories teach them the
importance of standing up for themselves. Each of the stories is based in
fantasy lands, as magnificent as they can be, with hidden meanings behind every
action of the protagonists which are revealed as the stories proceed. The book
is assigned chronologically, with colorful illustrations which are attractive
and eye-catchy. Beautiful Inside and Out is a complete children’s book with the
genre--fantasy and fiction. Each
story has a different lesson to teach. They are based on different subjects,
like color discrimination, mannerisms, bullying, sharing, animosity,
self-confidence, respecting parents, prejudice, religion, love, and simplicity.
The stories remain very unconventional, modern, distinctive and groundbreaking,
with characters ranging from kings, princes, princesses, town girls and boys.
How long have you been writing?
My grandfather always encouraged me to write and I was taking major interest in
creative writing since 2011. Later I began writing professionally for different
media in 2016. I debuted as an author in 2017.
Why Children’s books? Do you write any other
I discovered I had so much to give to
children. I couldn’t connect with writing romance, sci-fi, or other genres. I
also write poetry for teenagers and adults.
What are your goals as a children’s author?
I want to pen down as many stories as I
can. I want my stories to reach to a child living in the most remote town as
well. My goal is to be global and make the stories available for every child
for them to grow and learn more every day.
Where can people find your books?
The books are available on amazon websites
of their respective country, Barnes & Noble, and kobo.
provides all the easy links.
The author’s style is both formal and informal. It closely connects to the intended audience with unabridged metaphors and picturesque imagery. The language of the author is not only understandable, but also provides more scope for young children to learn new words, phrases and meanings. The stories are convincing, and realistic. They do not seem fictitious and easily fit in today’s world.
The most impacting lines from the book are quoted as, “I understood that some things take time, but when we work towards it diligently, it’s unobstructed. Win it or lose it, don’t forget to try hard until you fetch it.”
Harsha Sheelam always had the passion for writing. In the year 2016, she
practiced writing more extensively. This led to her recognition in newspapers,
magazines, blogs, and digital content. She possesses versatility in writing
stories, debatable topics, politics, social, fashion, entertainment, reviews,
fashion and lifestyle. Today she is a children’ book author, she debuted in
2017 with the book ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’ which is a collection of short
stories. She launched it with the aim of empowering young girls and boys. She
has the dedication to her craft which makes the children believe that they are
beautiful inside and out. Same year her juvenile fiction novel, ‘Good Exists in
all that Exists’ released. As the title suggests, the book is based around the
theme of ‘good overpowering the bad’.
There is a hidden meaning for
every action. The book does not fail to enhance the enchanted experience of the
Beginning of a new year, in 2018 ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’ made it to book-selling portals. Terry’s tales champion hard work, perseverance, honesty and compassion. The riches that kids gain through this book are overcoming fear, not undermining people, understanding no one is perfect, knowing your true friends, and more. The book is a collection of 15 inspiring fables from the life of a fictional character.
Today, 3 books old, and anticipating more, this is Harsha Sheelam for you.