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Featuring Today – Award Winning Author Swetha Amit

ByThe Rise Insight

Apr 13, 2021
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An author is “the person who originated or gave existence to anything” and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. In present time, author Swetha Amit is one of those successful authors who have set examples how to serve literature meeting the expectation of readers.

Swetha Amit has a double master’s degree in Psychology and is pursuing MFA in Fiction Writing at University of San Francisco. She also has a certificate in non-fiction creative writing from Stanford university. 


As a writer, she has multiple published works, which includes her memoir title ‘A Turbulent Mind’ and several anthologies. Her book has received international recognition that included being the ‘2021 Finalist of Sharing Stories’, the ‘2021 Sahitya Kosh Sanman award’, the ‘Readers’ Choice Awards 2021’ and shortlisted for the ‘International Book Awards 2021’.

An avid reader and specializing in literary journalism, she has interviewed several best-selling authors around the world.  A runner and a triathlete, she has participated in numerous running and triathlon events both in India and the United States.  She has completed 2 Ironman 70.3 races and several Olympic distance triathlons in the United States. She has also been an event ambassador for a running event in India and for the Oakland triathlon in 2019. She enjoys penning down her experiences and musings on her blog. 

A Turbulent Mind: My Journey to Ironman 70.3

Sometimes in life, you are hit by an unexpected wave of change. A change that will forcibly stir you out of your cocooned comfort zone. You may face despair, loneliness and depression. This is not a dead end but just a test to rediscover yourself and unleash your inner potential.
I wasn’t ready to put myself through a gruelling training regime. At the same time I had to conquer my fear of swimming in open water and lay those inner demons to rest. When I completed my first Sprint distance Triathlon, I was elated. It motivated me to pursue this sport called Triathlon for which I developed passion over time. Ultimately, I followed my dream of crossing the finish line of the Ironman 70.3, to consider myself worthy of something.

For those of you who are thinking about getting into this sport, this book will motivate you to take that plunge. And for the rest of us triathletes, you will find a part of yourself in the chapters of this book.

The book is also available in crossword’s official website.

Swetha’s other literary achievements include:

  • Won first runners up for Best Non fiction at the Cherry Book Awards
  • Won Best Non fiction in the Book Firm awards
  • Won Gold awards and received a five star rating by California based Literary Titan 
  • Featured in The week publication On April 6th.

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