My carry-on is on my bed and I’m hyperventilating. Yes, you’ve guessed it: I’m getting ready for a book tour. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally excited to present to readers my new novel, Before We Visit the Goddess, about three generations of Indian women in a family--grandmother, mother and daughter--and the ways in which they love and support each other and also drive each other…Continue
It is now a matter of hours, of breaths.
I am about to start on my journey, bearing Oleander Girl to her readers.
Yes, I’m elated.
Yes, I’m terrified.
Above all, I feel a strange quiet. I’ve done everything I could. I've written the best book I knew how to write. It’s now in larger hands than mine. The hands of the Universe.
In the coming months I will depend on the kindness of friends—and sometimes strangers. And on…Continue
Dear She Writers,
Only 10 days to the official publication of Oleander Girl!
I say "official" because I did my first Oleander Girl event last night at Asia Society Texas, in Houston.
This happened because of a number of reasons, the first being that I'd been invited to participate in the Tucson Book Festival, which starts from tonight (3/8).
I was up at the crack of dawn this morning, driving to the airport by 6 a.m., with ample chocolate fortifications…Continue
Dear She Writers,
I can't believe that in about 3 weeks Oleander Girl will hit the bookstores!
Sometimes I'm elated when I think this; at other times I'm overwhelmed.
My brain is a constant flurry of trying to remember the million things that must be done before starting book tour--guest blog posts written, email interview questions answered, facebook entries made, friends in different cities informed of my events, flights and hotels booked, publicity questions handled,…Continue