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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. The sequel, ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH is slated to release April 30, 2019. Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for January 15, 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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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)
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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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