Shweta Taneja

Author and Communication Advisor

Bengaluru Area, India

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I'm a novelist, journalist and communication advisor. I've written seven books, more than 200 articles and edited countless lines of text and ideas in a career spanning 14 years. I'm a Charles Wallace India Fellow (Chichester University, UK, 2016) and was shortlisted for Best Writer Award in ComicCon India for The Skull Rosary (HolyCow, 2013).

Throughout my career, I've worked as an editor and communication expert, taking up projects with corporates, NGOs and startups to fulfill their varied requirements of publishing and communication. These range from editing and creating research books, rehauling sections of the magazine, strategizing a communication approach for social and digital media, visualizing brand, graphics and design.

Currently, I'm a communication advisor to:
- Shumee - A toy-maker product startup based in Bangalore
- Kalaage - A publishing startup based in Gurgaon
- Buzz India - A financial literacy NGO based in Bangalore

I'm a journalist with the following:
- Discover India

I've been published with the following:
- HarperCollins India
- Hachette India
- Juggernaut India
- Campfire India
- HolyCow Entertainment

I can guide you to decide on your communication strategy, define your product to be more relevant to users, help you figure out where your market is and how to approach them and advice you on all matters relating to the publishing and media industries.

Communication Advisor at Buzz India

Apr 2015 - Present

Author at HarperCollins, Hachette, Juggernaut Books

Dec 2010 - Present

To date I've written seven works of fiction in the past seven years. My novels include the bestselling series Anantya Tantrist mysteries (HarperCollins, 2014), Ghost Hunters of Kurseong (Hachette, 2013), How to Steal a Ghost @ Manipal (Juggernaut, 2016) and graphic novel Krishna Defender of Dharma (Campfire, 2012). The latter is included in the CBSE Must-read list for schools, is sold in 20 countries and has been reprinted many times. I have two upcoming titles with HarperCollins India (2017, 2018).

Features consultant at

Mar 2010 - Present

Writing on technology and other features for Business of Life, Mint

Push pixels...
Shovel coal into server...
Create mockups...
Defend the wall...
Draft storyboard...
Disrupt an industry...
Achieve profitability...
Become a unicorn...
Become Batman...