Sweta Vikram on Book Fetish Podcast

Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Sweta Srivastava Vikram

This was our first episode to have the book’s author as our guest host! Shout out to Sweta Srivastava Vikram for coming on the show to discuss her most recent novel, Louisiana Catch. This episode was conducted over the phone, so there are a few spots that are choppy, but overall, one of our favorite episodes to date. Check her out on FB, Instagram, and her website SwetaVikram.com and show her some BFP love! Louisiana Catch is available for purchase on Amazon.

Women Fiction Writer’s Association with Sweta Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Born in India, Sweta writes about women, multiculturalism, wellness, and identity. Sweta, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, amongst other publications, across nine countries on three continents, is an award-winning writer and graduate of Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and in her spare time, teaches yoga to female survivors of rape and domestic violence. You can find her in these online spaces: www.swetavikram.comTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Loving Healing Press Making Book Donation to Resource Library in Madagascar

To help improve the quality of life via therapeutic services in Madagascar, the Loving Healing Press is donating copies of its title Handwriting For Heroes – a task-oriented workbook to help people learn to write with their non-dominant hand.- Loving Healing Press Making Book Donation to Resource Library in Madagascar

The non-profit Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes (GNTP) is currently focusing on helping vulnerable, poverty-stricken people in Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, by providing them therapeutic services. Establishing a resource library for occupational therapists to work with the affected people in the area is a key requirement for this purpose.

Anri-Louise Oosthuizen is the founder of Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes (GNTP) as well as the Occupational Therapist (OT) that started the profession in Madagascar. It is by her position as an OT professor at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar that she came to know of Handwriting For Heroes.

“I am the only occupational therapy lecturer in Madagascar,” Oosthuizen tells. “A few weeks ago a new graduate came to ask me how to retrain dominance post-head injury. I could not give her a good answer, and in my internet search I found this program.” She says she would love to include it in the curriculum.

Although Handwriting For Heroes is designed to work best in conjunction with a formal course of Occupational Therapy, it can also be used solo by a motivated learner.

“The advantage of working with an OT, is that they can answer questions, help set expectations, and evaluate progress in a way that self-study can’t achieve,” says Victor Volkman, publisher at the Loving Healing Press.

About the Authors

Katie Yancosek is an officer in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. Among many qualifications, she holds a PhD in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky.

Kristin Gulick has been enjoying her practice as an occupational therapist for more than 25 years. In the past, Kristin served as the Director of Therapy Services at Advanced Arm Dynamics, where she enjoyed working with clients with upper limb loss in their rehabilitation process.

Amanda Sammons is an officer in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. She graduated from Baylor University with a Doctor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

Evaluation Copy Requests

Interested Occupational Therapists worldwide may request a complimentary
evaluation copy of Handwriting For Heroes to see if it is appropriate for their clientele by writing to info@LHPress.com.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram on “Writing Fun”

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HOW TO write about GRIEF when you’re emotionally connected to the CHARACTER!

Author Maggy Williams and Artist Elizabeth Agresta stop by #ConversationsLIVE

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Maggy Williams and Illusrator Elizabeth Agresta to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss their new book I’M MIXED, and what it’s been like to see the conversations around it.

Louisiana Catch: Book Signing with Sweta


Louisiana Catch: Book Signing with Sweta

Sun Date: Apr 22 2018 From: 5:00 PM  7:00 PM

107-40 Queens Blvd. #206, Forest Hills NY 11375

Sweta Vikram, a best-selling author of 11 books and a believer in the power of stories. She writes about women, multiculturalism, and identity. Her work has appeared in The New York Times amongst other places. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times,”
We will share tea, snacks, hear a reading and enjoy a short, 30 min. yoga class with Sweta. In this book, Louisiana Catch, she uses different modalities to help heal one of the main characters.
“Ahana, a wealthy thirty-three-year-old New Delhi woman, flees the pain of her mother’s death and her dark past by accepting a huge project in New Orleans, where she’ll coordinate the Annual Women’s Conference to raise awareness around violence against women. Her half-Indian, half-Irish colleague and public relations guru, Rohan Brady, who helps Ahana develop her online presence, offends her prim sensibilities with his raunchy humor. She is convinced that he’s a womanizer. Meanwhile, she seeks relief from her pain in an online support group, where she makes a good friend: the mercurial Jay Dubois, who is also grieving the loss of his mother. Her work in the U.S. and the online medium brings the two men into her life, and Ahana learns that neither is what he seems. With their differing sensibilities on a collision course, Ahana finds herself in a dangerous situation—and she discovers a side of herself that she never realized she had.Louisiana Catch is an emotionally immersive novel about trust and who we project ourselves to be in the world. It’s a book about Ahana’s unreliable instincts and her ongoing battle to determine whom to place her faith in as she, Rohan, and Jay shed layers of their identities.

As Ahana matures from a victim of domestic sexual abuse into a global feminist leader, she must confront her issues: both with the men in her life and, ultimately, with her own instincts. Whom can she rely on to have her best interests at heart?”