Author Archives: Rati Mehrotra

About Rati Mehrotra

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

Story Day! Amma’s Kitchen in The Deadlands

Story days are happy days! I am delighted to share my latest publication, a short story about food, death, the afterlife, and one very special frog: Amma’s Kitchen in The Deadlands, Issue 22. I love the fiction and poetry published … Continue reading

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Flower and Thorn: A brief history of early 16th century India

Now that the cover for my next YA Fantasy book Flower and Thorn has been revealed, and we have a firm date for publication (17 October 2023), I wanted to talk a little bit about the historical background of the … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 S├ínchez, my agent Mary C. Moore, and the entire team at Wednesday Books for making this beautiful book possible. And … 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 … Continue reading

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Girl, Cat, Wolf, Moon

Story 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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