Hi bookworms! Where did July go?? Was it busy for you too? After May and June's frantic copyediting and proofreading of "Caught in a Lie," somehow I thought July would be more chill. Wrong! Here are some of things that happened: 📗Lit Competition Judging: I was approached by a Canadian press to judge my first... Continue Reading →
Hi friends! I'm happy to share that "Side by Side" will be on book blog tour in July. Please click on the link for more info about the stops. (FYI, I know it says May in the link to the tour website but that's an unfortunate typo, sigh...) https://tlcbooktours.com/2019/04/anita-kushwaha-author-of-side-by-side-on-tour-may-2019/ Happy Canada Day long weekend! A... Continue Reading →
Hi friends! I'm happy to share with you today an article that I wrote for Writing and Wellness, a fantastic website full of resources for writers. My article focuses on rejection and how to manage that essential part of a writer's life through self-care. What about you? Have you developed any tips and tricks to... Continue Reading →
I woke up to some great news this morning! SIDE BY SIDE has been awarded a 2019 Independent Book Awards Silver Medal for Multicultural Fiction! I'm honoured and grateful to my publisher, Inanna Publications, for their support and for championing this story. Had to share the book love! Here's a link to the IPPY website... Continue Reading →
Today's post is inspired by a reading and panel discussion I have coming up next week with two other authors. We'll be discussing the connection between art - in this case writing - and healing, for both the writer and the reader. In preparation for the talk, I spent some time organizing my thoughts about... Continue Reading →
We're starting the weekend off right with a GIVEAWAY! Now's your chance to get a signed copy of SIDE BY SIDE. We'll even throw in a bookmark! To enter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomenWriters/status/1089153197254606848 To enter on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtGYZkzFUHB/ Open to Canada, USA, UK. Good luck and here's to spreading the book love! A :-) xo... Continue Reading →
Thank you to Claire of Art & Soul for her insightful review of SIDE BY SIDE. If you like books, baking, and writing be sure to give her site a visit!
A tough, moving story about learning to live with loss. 4/5 stars.
Thank you to the author and Inanna Publications for providing me with an e-copy of this book.
The blurb: Kavita Gupta is a woman in transition. When her troubled older brother, Sunil, disappears, she does everything in her power to find him, convinced that she can save him. Ten days later, the police arrive at her door to inform her that Sunil’s body has been found. Her world is devastated. She finds herself in crisis mode, trying to keep the pieces of her life from falling apart even more. As she tries to cope with her loss, the support system around her begins to unravel.
In the wake of tragedy, if a fresh start is possible for Kavita? Will she escape her problems and start over? Or will she face the challenges of rebuilding the life she already has?
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Let's be honest. How are those new year's resolutions coming along? We're three weeks into 2019. For me, it's usually around this time that I either lose enthusiasm or feel a bit daunted by the goals I've set. Which is why this year I've tried not to overdo it and also remember to include goals... Continue Reading →