An author, blogger and YouTuber, she is a post-graduate in pharmacy by education and a writer at heart. She is also a trained Clinical Research Associate in the clinical research industry. She has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in some of the hospitals serving in the field of diabetes. She also has been the copyeditor in the company Scientific Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Recently, her debut poetry book ‘Gossiping with my emotions’ has gained amazing reviews from the dignities being the Amazon Rank one for several weeks on the chart
- Nonfiction, Self Help
BackgroundHailing from Cuttack, Odisha, and nurtured in the vibrant environs of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Maharana boasts proficiency in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. A distinguished alumna, she earned her Master's in Pharmacy from L.M. College of Pharmacy, Gujarat Technical University, following a stellar academic trajectory as a Bachelor in Pharmacy from K.B. Institute of Pharmacy, Gujarat University.
Genres and Literary PortfolioMaharana's literary palette spans non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and encompasses themes of health and spirituality. The author's oeuvre includes the celebrated 'Gossiping with my emotions' and '100 Days Action Plan for Stress Management,' each a testament to her versatile storytelling prowess.
Early Years and EducationIn her formative years within a traditional Hindu household, Maharana's father, a Deputy Manager at National Insurance Company Ltd., and her homemaker mother, fostered her strong ethical foundation. Despite her inherent ambition, she maintained a principled approach, excelling academically at Don Bosco English School. Proficiency in English compositions and essay writing manifested naturally, unbeknownst to her latent passion for writing. Embarking on an academic journey, Maharana graduated with first-class honors in Pharmacy from Gujarat University in 2010, later securing a postgraduate degree from Gujarat Technical University in 2012.
Career TrajectoryNavigating the tumultuous Pharma sector's recession, Maharana's career witnessed diverse trajectories—from Clinical Research Coordinator to Copy-editor at the Scientific Publishing Company Ltd. A dedicated hiatus followed as she prioritized raising her child. Resuming her professional journey, her evolving interest in writing burgeoned, with contributions to platforms such as Women's Web and Credihealth.com. Simultaneously, her spiritual inclinations deepened, influenced by personal experiences and her connection with the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University.
Emergence as an AuthorMaharana's online presence flourished on platforms like Quora, Medium, YouTube, and YourQuote, where she cultivated a substantial fan following. A guest speaker on the online talk show 'Dear Zindagi Life,' her transition to becoming an author materialized through a serendipitous encounter with a publisher. Recognizing her literary prowess, the publisher catalyzed Maharana's initiation into the realm of authors.
In 'Gossiping with my emotions,' Maharana skillfully explores 40 emotions, including rare gems like Sonder, Zenosyne, Klexos, and Gnossienne, prompting readers to introspect on their emotional landscapes. Her subsequent offering, '100 Days Action Plan for Stress Management,' seamlessly melds non-fiction with fiction, inviting active reader participation in an earnest endeavor to alleviate the burdens of stress.In summation, Sonal Maharana emerges not just as an author but as a literary artisan, sculpting narratives that resonate with the human experience, inviting readers to traverse the corridors of emotion, health, and spirituality.