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04 June 2008 @ 09:40 am
Penguin invited me to be the guest blogger at their site this week! !!
So do come over and check out my posts and comment if you can!
Here are two previous posts... I'll be there all week!



Current Mood: excitedexcited
22 May 2008 @ 08:47 am
I'll be blogging at a few different places this week, on themes related to my debut novel, CLIMBING THE STAIRS. Please visit me and my author friends, if you can! Here's the blog tour information:
  1. Thursday, May 22nd. Overview of the book and the different themes in the book, questions/issues  of current and historical relevance raised in CLIMBING THE STAIRS, and information about writing and publishing at http://www.saffrontree.org/
  2. Friday, May 23rd.  Exploring issues of faith, culture and colonization in CLIMBING THE STAIRS; Gandhi and Martin Luther King at Olugbemisola Perkovich’s blog http://olugbemisola.livejournal.com/ (author of Eight Grade Superzero, coming in 2009).
  3. Saturday, May 24th. Travel, living in different Indian cities and different countries, how this has influenced my writing at http://blogpourri.blogspot.com/
  4. Sunday, May 25th.  Being a writing mom, finding time to write, parenthood and writing at http://desimomzclub.blogspot.com/
  5. Monday, May 26th.  Where were the British colonies during WWII? A few funky facts I unearthed while doing background research for CLIMBING THE STAIRS at author Laura Purdie Salas’s blog. http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/
  6. Tuesday, May 27th. CLIMBING THE STAIRS. The process of writing the novel, weaving together the different threads. http://the5randoms.wordpress.com/
  7. Wednesday, May 28th. Oceanography, research and CLIMBING THE STAIRS. Making my schizophrenia work to my advantage. My (at least two) personalities. What it’s like to spend your 21st birthday on a research vessel at author Greg Fishbone’s blog. http://tem2.livejournal.com/
  8. Thursday, May 29th.  What exactly is that dot on the forehead all about? Arranged marriages, Women in India in the 1940’s, Indian marriages today, gender equality issues in CLIMBING THE STAIRS, anything else you ever wanted to know about India at author Carrie Jones’s blog. http://carriejones.livejournal.com/
  9. Friday, May 30th.  The grand finale. Moving to America, Becoming an American, Multicultural writing at author Mitali Perkins’s blog. http://www.mitaliblog.com/
Current Mood: excitedexcited
20 May 2008 @ 02:25 pm

when the baby eats two full jars of solid food

05 May 2008 @ 09:03 am
My wonderful editor let me know we got another starred review - this time in Publishers Weekly. Very exciting. Also, my first official book event for CLIMBING THE STAIRS (2nd overall if you count the pre-release event at SCBWI in April), went off beautifully. The wonderful bookstore owner had arranged for Indian food and I signed enough books that my shoulders and arms hurt. So in preparation for the event tomorrow I'm taking along my wrist splints...Today, a lovely bright day, I will walk to the library to read Little Willow's most recently recommended book...
25 April 2008 @ 10:01 pm
yay! got to see a copy of the Booklist starred review for CLIMBING THE STAIRS...very exciting...
20 April 2008 @ 05:36 pm
Have had 2 people comment on the lack of posts on my part...and my attitude to them...well...as a new mom, it is horribly hard to find the time to do anything that seems to count as "mine"....as opposed to "for my family"....so that means it's really hard to write...or journal...or allow myself to become part of this supportive writer network!!!
Current Mood: guiltyguilty
05 March 2008 @ 01:38 pm
 ...and not feeling too alive today, either...
I wonder how often I will post given all my time commitments...
Current Mood: sleepysleepy