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Roshani Chokshi

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Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures.

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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)
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 u…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.

It didn't work.

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 know your soul. Everything else is just an ornament.”
Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen

“Make yourself a myth and live within it, so that you belong to no one but yourself.”
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“I love you," he murmured into my hair. "You are my night and stars, the fate I would fix myself to in any life.”
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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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