Roshani’s debut, THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN (MacMillan/St. Martin’s Griffin, Spring/Summer 2016) is a Young Adult fantasy. A dark Hades and Persephone style romance set in the lush fantastical realms of ancient India where a princess must overcome a sinister horoscope to find herself and rescue the one she loves.
- Favorite book growing up: THE HOUNDS OF THE MÓRRÍGAN by Pat O’Shea
- Childhood aspiration: Witch (magic! knowing glances! a sentient black cat!)
- Favorite time of day/place to write: Her favorite time to write is during the mellow 3 p.m. lull. She can write anywhere, but prefers the quiet dining room overlooking her mom’s garden.
- Book most recently read: CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge
- Surprising personal fact: She has (currently) one fake tooth. In college, if she went to one of those black-light/neon-glow parties where everything white BEAMED, her false tooth wouldn’t light up when she smiled. It made her grin particularly ghastly.
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Sharing a world and a cast of characters that have lived patiently in her head for 3 years.
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