Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

Science fiction and fantasy writer. I blog at: ratiwrites.com Thanks for dropping by!

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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My Favorite Asian Dramas

Last year, I blogged about The Untamed and how much I loved it. It got me through a very gloomy few months. And while this incredible drama remains my all-time favorite, I am happy to report that I have since … Continue reading

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Black Wings, White Kheer

Story day! Very pleased to announce that my story Black Wings, White Kheer about magic, food, and family has been published at PodCastle, one of my favorite venues, and is now available to read or listen online. This is a … Continue reading

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The way that things have been

It is 18th June, it is raining, and I just got my second jab! In two weeks I can…go to the dentist. The optometrist. The physiotherapist. Ah, the wild times ahead. Seriously, though, I am hopeful that everyone who can, … Continue reading

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Eighteen Days of Barbareek

Story Day! Very pleased to announce that my short story Eighteen Days of Barbareek is now live at Uncanny Magazine and free to read online here. There are some stories one is compelled to write, and this was one of … Continue reading

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Protected: Gender Fluidity and Homoeroticism in Hindu Mythology

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