Inaya Gala: Unleashing the Talents of a 14 Year Old Teenage Prodigy in the Literary World
Introducing Inaya Gala
The Bookish Gossips is thrilled to present the young and talented child author, Inaya Gala, in our Child Author Spotlight. At the age of 14, Inaya has already made waves with her debut novel, ‘The Other Side,’ a captivating teen horror adventure set in the mystical Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With her vivid imagination and storytelling prowess, Inaya takes readers on a thrilling journey alongside a group of school friends embarking on a daring rescue mission.
A Passion for Reading and Writing
Inaya Gala’s love for literature blossomed at a tender age. Being a voracious reader since the age of 3, she found solace and excitement in the pages of books. Inspired by her grandmother’s enchanting stories, Inaya delved into the world of storytelling and began writing her own tales. Her parents recognized her talent and encouraged her to participate in an All-India story writing competition on StoryMirror.com, where one of her stories was published in an anthology, marking a significant milestone in her writing journey.
Inaya Gala: A Multifaceted Talent
Inaya Gala’s talents extend far beyond the realm of writing. She is a versatile young girl with a plethora of interests and achievements. An accomplished artist, Inaya expresses her creativity through drawing, sketching, and painting, having won numerous accolades in inter-school and All-India level competitions. Her Instagram handle, @inaya_gala, showcases her impressive artwork.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Inaya thrives on the stage. A talented singer and guitar player, she aspires to write and perform her own music. Her YouTube channel, ‘MUSIC BY INAYA GALA,’ is dedicated to showcasing her musical endeavors. As a certified ‘swiftie,’ Inaya draws inspiration from renowned artists such as Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
A Confident Performer
Inaya’s confidence and stage presence shine through her various endeavors. She has anchored shows for Star Sports, showcasing her natural flair for television presentation. In a remarkable feat, she interviewed Mrs. Nita Ambani, a prominent figure, at her home in Antilla for a special children’s day show. Inaya’s dynamic personality has also graced the ramp at the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai during her younger days.
Inaya Gala is not just a creative talent but also a dedicated student. Consistently topping her class in both academics and extracurricular activities, she has earned the prestigious Best All Round Student of the Year award three times in the last four years. Inaya’s commitment to excellence and her ability to balance her passions with her studies reflect her admirable work ethic and determination.
The Birth of ‘The Other Side’ by Inaya Gala
Inaya Gala’s debut novel, ‘The Other Side,’ was born from a memorable incident during a school trip to Gwalior. A mischievous prank she played on her friends, involving the disappearance of a hotel room key card, sparked her imagination. Intrigued by the paranormal potential of the incident, Inaya began crafting a story around it, developing characters and their backstories.
Within a year, she completed the first draft of her novel. Inaya’s parents recognized the potential of her story and approached Suhail Mathur at The Book Bakers Literary Agency. Impressed by the young author’s talent, Suhail Mathur pitched the manuscript to various publishing houses. Fortunately, Om Books International saw the promise in Inaya’s work and offered her a chance of a lifetime.
Inaya Gala’s talent has not gone unnoticed in the literary community. She has been invited to speak at multiple Literature Festivals and literary events, including the prestigious Bangalore Literature Festival in 2022. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Inaya actively participated in online literature festivals and events, sharing her writing journey with enthusiasm.
Inaya Gala is a shining example of a young prodigy who has embarked on a remarkable literary journey. Her passion for storytelling, coupled with her diverse talents and achievements, sets her apart as an inspiration for aspiring young writers worldwide. With her debut novel, ‘The Other Side,’ captivating readers with its gripping tale, Inaya Gala is poised to leave an indelible mark on the literary world. We eagerly await her future endeavors, confident that she will continue to enchant and enthrall readers with her exceptional storytelling skills.