Seek the Singing Fish
Roma’s debut novel, Seek The Singing Fish, was recently published by époque press and launched at the Waterstones Head Office (Piccadilly Circus) on June 23rd 2022. The initial print run sold out in the first two days of publication and has been going global thanks to Roma's international audience (550k+).
Growing up in the lagoon town of Batticaloa, a young girl, with an unquenchable curiosity and love of the natural world, is entangled in the trauma and turmoil of the Sri Lankan civil war. Uprooted from everything she holds dear, tragedy and betrayal set in motion an unforgettable odyssey. Torn from east to west, struggling with what it means to belong, she desperately seeks a way home to the land of the singing fish.
'A tour de force! Written with such fluency and energy, the words leap off the page. Thoroughly original.'
- Reeta Chakrabarti
'A striking debut novel that charts a childhood ravaged by war and redeemed by the chimerical magic of the natural world. A book studded with fascinating insights into the animal kingdom that gives a fresh moral perspective to exceptional violence.' - Minoli Salgado
With extensive experience in press offices and creative studios, Roma offers freelance writing services for a range of materials such as press releases, websites, albums, artist bios and industry pitches.
Roma's upcoming novels:
A psychological thriller which draws attention to the voice inside your own head and questions how far you're willing to believe an unreliable narrator until you think they're crazy. It's a dark, humorous and twisting tale which unfolds beneath a majestic oak tree that seems to allow conversations through time.
After a near death experience, young Rala (16) is plunged into the mind warping world of Animālis. This is a bizarre, fantastical realm between life and death where the senses blur, logic crumbles and the landscapes burst with all things peculiar, from mind boggling creatures to laughing rain to talking sunsets which swallow you whole. Rala embarks on an unforgettable adventure where she meets three guides and undertakes three key trials; facing her fear, understanding happiness and exploring the meaning to life itself. This heart-warming and humorous journey offers young adult audiences a refreshing perspective on what it means to live, packed with useful psychological tools and mindful lessons enwrapped in a vibrant, captivating narrative.