Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon

Issue-48-Cover-340x510Story day! It’s always lovely to be able to share a new story with the world, especially now, when I write so little short fiction. I am delighted to announce that my story Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon is now live at Uncanny Magazine, one of my favorite markets! This is a story about hope and transformation. There are cats, monsters, magic, hidden worlds, grisly murders, a rather special girl, and did I mention cats? Yes, cats often work their way into my fiction. They’re clever like that. Also cute and mysterious. Just perfect for fantasy tales! Cat fairy tales are some of my favorite kind, and this time, I’ve written one of my own. Continue reading

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A Monstrous Pre-order Campaign!

I mentioned in my previous post that I had seen some pretty things, didn’t I? Delighted to share that the pre-order campaign for my book Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove is now live! If you’ve pre-ordered my book, save your receipts, because you can use them to to receive five monster character cards and a signed bookplate. You can have a daayan, a preta, a vetala, a yatu, and a pishacha of your very own! Feast your eyes on the gorgeous graphic below: Continue reading

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Book updates and story news

Hellloooo! Just posting my latest writerly news. Two months shy of the release of Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, I have two trade reviews, a lovely book animation, and pre-order campaign info to share. And two new story sales! Also some lovely seekrit things I can’t share yet. Continue reading

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Twitter Giveaway for Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove

Hello all! Popping in here briefly to say I am running a giveaway on Twitter for three signed copies of my beautiful ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove. The giveaway runs from 18-25 July, 2022. Winners announced on 26th! Continue reading

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Frogs in Indian Folklore

I’ve been thinking about frogs lately. Why, you may ask? I just finished writing a short story that features a frog as an important character, and I did a bit of research into frog symbolism. I found some truly interesting amphibian facts. Continue reading

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My first ever Aurora Award nomination!

Popping in here briefly to say that my story Eighteen Days of Barbareek published in Uncanny Magazine Issue 39 has been nominated for the Aurora Award in the Best Short Story category. I’m over the moon! My first ever Aurora Award nomination, and it’s for a story of the Kurukshetra war from the POV of a severed head. You can see the entire ballot here. There are many writers whose work I admire on this ballot, and I’m so thrilled to be among them. Continue reading

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ARC Unboxing & Writerly Update

News! I received the ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove. I got so excited when I received this mysterious box from an unknown sender, I made an ARC unboxing video. They are beautiful and I can’t wait for them to be in reader hands. There is a gorgeous map. With monsters! And a glossary at the end that was almost as much fun to write as the book itself. If you fancy reading a medieval Indian fantasy featuring a plucky guardswoman, a handsome monk, and an abundance of hungry monsters, then this one’s for you. Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove

I am delighted to finally share the gorgeous cover of Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, my YA Fantasy debut novel! It will be released on 18 October 2022 from Wednesday Books. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect cover to capture the world of my story! Do you fancy a medieval Indian fantasy featuring a sassy guardswoman, a handsome monk, and a plethora of monsters? You can preorder! Preorder links for the book are here. And you can add it to GoodReads here. Continue reading

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Reflections on long Covid, writing, and productivity

Ah, the dissonance of simultaneously feeling how is it only Monday of this week, and also how is it almost 2022 when I haven’t quite processed 2020 yet (yes I’m all about that meme).

It has not been an easy year for many of us, and I am aware and grateful for how much better off I am than most others. Yes, I have long Covid. Yes, new restrictions have just been passed because of Omnicron. Yes, I still don’t feel safe traveling. Yes, I live under an inept conservative provincial government that has leaped at every chance to botch the vaccine rollout, and the boosters are no exception – why, were you thinking they might have learned? Ha. Ha. Ha. Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway for my book

Ahhh, the first Goodreads Giveaway for my book Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove has begun! If you fancy a “stunning and immersive novel set in an alternate medieval India infested with monsters, where a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms” then you can go ahead and enter here. US-only, I’m afraid, but the next giveaway in November will include Canada, and I’ll do an international twitter giveaway in December. Continue reading

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