Preeti Singh

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Preeti Singh
Preeti Singh
Preeti Singh
Born (1971-10-26) 26 October 1971 (age 51)
Ambala, Haryana, India
OccupationWriter, author, editor
Alma materLa Martiniere Lucknow
MCM DAV College For Women, Chandigarh
Panjab University, Chandigarh
GenreFiction, Thriller
Notable worksFlirting With Fate
Of Epilepsy Butterflies[3]
ChildrenHarsheen Kaur

Preeti Singh (born 26 October 1971) is an Indian author[4] based at Chandigarh. Singh has been working as a professional writer since last 21 years before authoring her four best-selling novels. Her debut novel - Flirting With Fate[5] was published by Mahaveer Publishers, India in 2012, followed by Crossroads, which was published by Authors Press, India, in 2014. Her second book Crossroads has made its place in the India Book Of Records as the First Indian Fiction having real-life people as characters.

On 17 December 2015, she was felicitated with the Swayamsiddha Award for self-made women who have been self achievers in their fields, by the Anupama Foundation, Lucknow.[6] Her third crime thriller novel Watched, published by Omji Publishing House, released in October 2016.[7][8][9][10] Her 4th book is on Epilepsy awareness, released in November 2020 by Vitastaa Publishers.[11][3]


Singh belongs to an army family. Her father Major General Kulwant Singh[12] retired from the Indian Army and her late mother, Sonya Kulwant Singh died due to lung cancer. Though she is an epileptic since birth, Singh grew with an urge to overcome her handicap someday, which she successfully did with the launch of her debut novel. Singh completed her schooling from La Martiniere School, Lucknow. She then graduated from MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, with an English honours and pursued her master's degree in English literature from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Singh acquired a postgraduate diploma in journalism and mass communication from IGNOU, Delhi and began her career as an editor with Amity University, Noida. After completing her B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) from Annamalai University, she began teaching in army schools all over India before joining an SEO Company as a creative content writer. She is now settled in Chandigarh with her family and freelances as an editor for a wide clientele, globally.[13][14]

In April 2019, Preeti Singh and her epileptic dog named Sizzler Singh were interviewed by The Tribune on how dogs can sense and warn family members just before an epileptic seizure is about to happen.[15]


Singh debuted with a crime thriller Flirting With Fate[16] released by Mahaveer Publishers in 2012. The book was awarded the Best Debut Crime Fiction of 2012[17][18][19] Crossroads is an attempt at tapping the emotional aspect of women undergoing domestic abuse and suffering. The book is unique as it holds real-life people with real names, from various cities, as the main characters.[20]

Singh is a core member of Helping Souls, a Panchkula-based NGO, working towards making animal shelters as well as improving the living standards of slum women and children.[21]

Her third crime thriller novel Watched released in October 2016.[22][7][23] Her fourth book, Of Epilepsy Butterflies by Vitastaa Publishers was released on November 8, 2020 in Chandigarh and has the struggles and victories of eight epilepsy warriors.[3][11] In March 2022, Singh unveiled her book, Of Epilepsy Butterflies to raise awareness on epilepsy at Fortis Hospital in Mohali.[24][25]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Nominated for the Commonwealth Booker's Prize 2012 and also Awarded the Best Debut Crime Fiction Novel of 2012
  • Featured in the Coffee Table Book Of Leading Personalities of Chandigarh released by Aneesh Bhanot[26]
  • Her novel Crossroads has made its place in the India Book Of Records as the First Indian Fiction having real life people as characters.
  • She was felicitated with the Swayamsiddha Award for self made women who have been self achievers in their fields, by the Anupama Foundation, Lucknow, on 17 December 2015.[27]
  • She has been given the Best Author Award 2016 for Sanmati Literary Awards 2016 for her novel Crossroads by Pawan Jain and The Aagman Family in Delhi.[23]
  • Singh was facilitated with the Bharat Nirman Literary Excellence Award 2017 for Writing at the 5th Asiad Literature Festival on 17 September 2017 in the Press Club Chandigarh.[28]
  • Preeti Singh was invited as one of the eminent speakers amongst other dignitaries like Shabana Azmi and Kalki Subramaniam at the Women Leadership Conclave hosted by FMRT, New Delhi on 30 September 2018.[29]
  • Her fourth book ‘Of Epilepsy Butterflies’ was chosen as the best non-fiction by the A3 Foundation for Literary Award winners of 2020-21.[30]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Their Words Are Mightier", Punjab Kesari (Indian media) newspaper, 16 April 2014
  2. ^ "For the urge of Writing". Daily Post India. 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "एपिलेप्सी बटरफ्लाइज में लिखी आठ लोगों को कहानी" (in Hindi). Chandigarh: Daily Bhaskar. 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Torn between commitment and desire" Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The Tribune, 18 April 2014
  5. ^ "Torn between commitment and desire" Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The Tribune, 18 April 2014
  6. ^ "स्वयंसिद्धा अवॉर्ड विभूतियाँ सम्मानित". Dainik Jagran. 18 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "You are being 'watched'". Tribune India. 1 December 2016.
  8. ^ "क्राइम से बचने के लिए अपने आसपास नजर रखें". Jagran. 23 October 2016.
  9. ^ "सस्पेंस से भरपूर क्राइम थिलर वॉच्ड: प्रीति". Dainik Savera. 23 October 2016.
  10. ^ "क्राइमथ्रिलर वॉच्ड रिलीज़". Punjab Kesari. 24 October 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  11. ^ a b Khosla, Aishwarya (25 March 2021). "Calling out myth, taboo shrouding epilepsy". Hindustan Times.
  12. ^ Major General Kulwant Singh
  13. ^ "The Road Less Travelled" Archived 22 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine, The Indian Express, 19 April 2014
  14. ^ "Strong Enough To Fight Alone", Daily Post India, 17 April 2014
  15. ^ "Man's Best Friend, forever". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 2 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Thriller Debut", Hindustan Times, 15 July 2012
  17. ^ "City Events @ Chandigarh". Amar Ujala (in Hindi).
  18. ^ ""क्रॉसरोअड्स हर नारी की कहानी", Satya Sandesh, 17 April 2014". Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  19. ^ "किताब ऐसी", Amar Ujala , April १७, २०१४
  20. ^ "भारतीय नारी की मनोस्थिति का चिट्ठा 'क्रॉसरोड्स'". Jagran. 16 April 2014.
  21. ^ "हेलपिंग सोल्स एनजीओ की ओर से कार्यक्रम का आयोजन". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 26 December 2015.
  22. ^ "लेखिका प्रीति सिंह की क्राइमथ्रिलर बुक "वॉच्ड" का विमोचन". AAj Samaaj. 24 December 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  23. ^ a b "क्राइमथ्रिलर 'वॉच्ड' की मुख्य पात्र किंजल जोशी". Daily Bhaskar. 29 October 2016.
  24. ^ "'Of Epilepsy Butterflies': A wake-up call to reduce social stigma around epilepsy". Chandigarh Headline. 25 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Author Preeti Singh unveils her book, Of Epilepsy Butterflies". Tribune India. 30 March 2022.
  26. ^ "A coffee table book to honour City Beautiful". Times of India. 4 July 2011.
  27. ^ "योगदान के लिए सम्मानित हुई महिलाएं". Amar Ujala. 18 December 2015.
  28. ^ "Fifth Asiad Literature Festival and Defence Lit organised in Chandigarh Press Club". 17 September 2017.
  29. ^ "FMRT provides platform to women with difference". 26 September 2018.
  30. ^ "A3F Literary Award winners 2021". Retrieved 19 July 2021.

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