Cover Reveal: Flower and Thorn

I am thrilled to share the beautiful cover of Flower and Thorn – my second YA fantasy novel! It will be released on 17 October 2023 from Wednesday Books. This is also a medieval Indian fantasy, like my previous book Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, but is set in a different world. It is the most ‘historical’ book I’ve written. It is set in the Gujarat Sultanate in the early sixteenth century, at the time of the Portuguese invasion. It was the beginning of European colonization of the subcontinent, and the time period was fascinating for me to research. Continue reading

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One Day in the Afterlife of Detective Roshni Chaddha

Story days are the best days! Delighted to announce that my little novelette One Day in the Afterlife of Detective Roshni Chaddha is now live at Lightspeed Magazine. It’s a supernatural detective story featuring an inept messenger of death, a dashing afterlife policeman, an evil villain, an unreliable ghost, a missing soul, and a Coffee House with a delectable menu. It was very fun for me to write and I hope it will be fun for you to read as well. Continue reading

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Appearances and updates

Nearly a month since my book was released! I haven’t had time to worry about how it’s doing, because on the day of release, I got my edits for my next book which is scheduled for Fall 23. Still wrangling with those edits. I am more than halfway through, but it’s hard work. But, in a lovely piece of news to brighten me up, I saw my cover today for the first time, and it’s gorgeous. Just breathtaking. Can’t wait to share it with everyone! Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday to me!!!

My book Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove was released today! My gratitude to my editor Mara Delgado Sánchez, my agent Mary C. Moore, and the entire team at Wednesday Books for making this beautiful book possible. And a big thank you to all my early readers who reviewed this book on Goodreads, Netgalley, and various blogs. You rock! 😘 If possible, I’d love for you to leave a review on Amazon as well. Their algorithm only starts recommending books that hit 50 reviews/ratings, so it would be a big help! Continue reading

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Book launch of Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove

Exactly two weeks until my book Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove is out in the world! The release date is 18 October 2022, but I am doing an in-person book launch event on 22 October, which is a Saturday. If you’re in the GTA, and you enjoy reading Young Adult Fantasy, you are most welcome to join. It will be held at the Bakka-Phoenix Bookstore on 84 Harbord St, Toronto at 12.30 pm. There will be samosas and songs! If you want a signed copy of my book but are unable to attend the event, you can order your copy online, and leave a note in the “Instructions” field with who you’d like the book made out to. I will happily sign it for you. Continue reading

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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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