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Roshani Chokshi

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Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES. Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney/Rick Riordan Presents. Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for Winter 2019. Chokshi's work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.

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Roshani Chokshi I used to fling out my arms in despair over my keyboard. Or start Wikipedia surfing, which I don't recommend because it led me down this wormhole of…moreI used to fling out my arms in despair over my keyboard. Or start Wikipedia surfing, which I don't recommend because it led me down this wormhole of understanding R. Kelly's rap opera "Trapped in A Closet." Once I even attempted a "words summoning" dance, which involved prancing in a circle carrying a bunch of sharpie pens and chanting.

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Now, I try switching up the perspective and adding facets to whatever isn't working even if I know I won't keep what I'm writing. If it's a fight scene and there's bloodshed, I'll try to jostle up some words by writing from the POV of the blood. Weird, yes. But sometimes it yields a sense or image or moment you didn't anticipate. Perhaps it's the horror when no blood sinks into the ground because the earth has already drank up so much. Maybe it's the smell of something, not just sweat and iron, but rose and salt. It helps me push the scene a little farther. (less)
Roshani Chokshi At 1:01 p.m., you check your phone and see a text you don't remember sending to yourself at 12:59 p.m. that says: "RUN! RUN RIGHT NOW!" You hear your…moreAt 1:01 p.m., you check your phone and see a text you don't remember sending to yourself at 12:59 p.m. that says: "RUN! RUN RIGHT NOW!" You hear your basement door creak open and a new text from yourself appears, saying: "Too late."(less)
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I had such a wonderful time chatting with Rick about Aru Shah and The End of Time, middle school and, naturally, demon pigeons. I hope you guys enjoy this behind the scenes look at what’s coming your way March 2018!


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Luke Taylor Thank you so much for being my friend Roshani! I can't wait to read The Star Touched Queen and dive into the magic and the beauty! And what a gorgeous cover! Best to you!!!
Luke :D


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