A new chapter for Croftdene nurse

The proud woman holds a copy of her novel.

After dealing with several hardships that life has thrown at her, 50-year-old Croftdene mother of three, Veni Pillay decided to let her emotions flow and share her experiences with the world through her non-fiction book, ‘Love, Laughter and Tears’.

The book is Pillay’s first publication and is based on her life and pays homage to her late parents, her children and the highs and lows of her 27-year long marriage.

The author worked tirelessly for 20-years to ensure that her book was perfect and also took five additional years to publish her work. She believes that her creation will inspire people who are going through struggles in their lives and motivate them to not give up and work through all of their problems.

Pillay, who is also a full-time nurse, attributes her tremendous success to her family and God. She said, “Without my family, none of this would have been possible.  I am extremely grateful for each of them, and I know that they are very proud of my accomplishments.”  The avid reader explains that writing her book gave her a sense of peace.  “After writing and publishing my book, I found a way to deal with my problems.  Spiritual guidance and strength is what turned my dream of publishing my book into a reality,” she added.

Since a young age, the passionate woman had always found pleasure in writing and hopes that aspiring writers will read her book and will be motivated to pursue their dreams. “People in our community who aspire to be writers should always follow their dreams. Regardless of how foolish things may seem to them, someone will read your work and will find value in it.  One day, the fruits of your labour will be seen.  Dreams are meant to be followed and do not give up on yours,” she added.

Her book is available for purchase online and will soon be accessible at local bookstores.   In her spare time, the inspirational woman enjoys reading, cooking, handwork and taking care of her family.

Bianca Lalbahadur

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