Sneha Sabu is a woman of many talents. She is an international strategist, development thinker, motivational speaker, and author to boot. Hailing from Kerala, also known as “God’s Own Country,” she did not confine herself to her hometown in India. Sneha has played a significant role to improve the life of communities in 18 countries across the Asia Pacific Region. Her work with myriad international NGOs has left its mark. She even made an impact through her work in the government and private sectors. She has been on the receiving end of various prestigious accolades.

In 2021, Sneha Sabu received the International Achievers’ Award, Bharath Gaurav Puraskar, and The Real Superwoman Award. Barely a year before that, i.e. in 2020, her biography was included in Marquis Who’s Who in America. She was then listed in the exclusive Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2019-2020. Only individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields, and make exceptional contributions to society get a place on the list. Sneha Sabu is the proud author of more than 25 short stories for children. She has also written 20 poems. Her latest work is an interactive child safety book named Stay Safe with Ruby and Reuben.***

BREW Question: Did you love reading books when you were little? Why or why not?

Author’s Response: I was not a voracious reader. I loved comics as a child.

BREW Question: At what age did you start reading books? What were your best memories of that time?

Author’s Response: I read the comic novels, Balarama and Poompatta, when I was in middle school.

BREW Question: What was the first book you loved reading? Why?

Author’s Response: Balarama and Poompatta.

BREW Question: When did you first think about writing your first book? Why?

Author’s Response: I wrote short stories for children when I was 18. I felt I must write a book in my 20s. I wanted to write something to make a difference for children. With the number of child sexual abuse growing, I felt it is important to create awareness among children on good and bad touches, safe sleepovers, secret codes, and how to be safe while going and coming back from school. I felt my NGO experience in child-focused community development would play a role in coming up with a meaningful book.

BREW Question: What was the greatest obstacle you’ve encountered when you were writing your book? What made you overcome it?

Author’s Response: I am not a full-time author. I am a strategist by profession. Work deadlines and commitments plus writer’s block delay the process at times. I need to push harder to get the results I want.

BREW Question: What pieces of advice can you give aspiring authors? What worked for you?

Author’s Response: Be a true masterpiece of yourself. Be original!

BREW Question: Who are the authors or what are the books that had the greatest influence on your own writing? Why?

Author’s Response: I am not influenced by another author’s writing. I believe in carving a niche for myself in my own style.

BREW Question: What are your current or future writing plans? What can readers further expect from you?

Author’s Response: I am thinking of coming up with a collection of poems, a self-help book, and a crime fiction piece in the future.

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As a caterpillar goes out of its dark cocoon, grows its wings, and flies high up in the sky, I acknowledge my role in the entire process of the written word's metamorphosis through The Chrysalis BREW Project. I believe that beauty and goodness exist in everything and everyone - may we let that emerge and shine in each word we read, concoct, write, or share.

5 thoughts on “Meet our Author: Sneha Sabu”
  1. What a fantastic author to highlight on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I truly commend all the work she does, and I can’t stress enough how important I find her work in teaching children boundaries to prevent, as much as possible, child sexual abuse.