Hello, Write Edge readers! I’m thrilled about the cover reveal tomorrow for The Truth About Elves. You’ll get to see the gorgeous front of my book, the one that made my mother cry happy tears. Less than 24 hours to go!
Also, if you’re a writer or know a writer who would like to attend a free workshop, I’m presenting one this week through the library on the topic of theme and how to go about choosing one and working on one. You can sign up for that here.
In the meantime, we’re moving ahead with our regular content here on The Write Edge. First up, this week’s short fiction. I found the prompt this morning and let my brain noodle over it all day. As I worked on this story, my heart lifted — I could feel that magic of storytelling flow through my fingers as I typed. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. Here’s an excerpt:
Keira blinked; then she blinked again. And again. And again. Suddenly, she couldn’t see and blinked even harder. That’s when she realized tears clouded her eyes, and she kept blinking.
Tomorrow, as I said, I’ll reveal the cover to my first ever book-length work. It releases from Atmosphere Press in a little more than a month, but you’ll be able to pre-order it well before then. Come back tomorrow to see it and get details on pre-orders!
On Wednesday, I’ll share my latest book review. This week I’ll let you know what I thought of My Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa. Keep an eye out for the post in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!
Then on Thursday we go back to the Bookshelf for my newest installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s. This week I share my thoughts on The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris as an Author myself.
Lastly, on Friday, Instagram posts! I’ll share what’s going on in my corner of the writing world as well as my non-writing/editing life. Check out older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or take a peek at the thumbnails here on the home page of The Write Edge.
Get the vaccine.
Wear a mask.
Wash your hands.
Show a stranger some kindness today.
Have a great week, readers!
(Cover reveal tomorrow! Sorry, I’m just super excited. :D)
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Hello, Write Edge readers! Contrary to its name, I hope those of you who live in the U.S. are enjoying this long weekend and getting to do something relaxing. I’ve done a bit of it all — relaxing; working; reading; socializing (with our one bubble family); and planning for my upcoming book release.
To that end, yes, The Truth About Elves releases October 19 from Atmosphere Press everywhere books are sold! Pre-orders open September 21, and next week I’ll do a cover reveal of the incredible cover that designer Kevin Stone created and hand-lettered just for my story. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, lots of fun content here on the blog to keep you entertained. First up, this week’s short story, and you get a bonus. I wrote some micro fiction, which you know means it’s too short to preview here, but I wrote two pieces. That’s right, today you get two pieces for the reading experience of one! Check them both out now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!
On Wednesday you’ll get my review of Byline Legacies, the debut anthology from the new Cardigan Press. A writing friend of mine, the lovely Jaime Dill, and her partner have teamed up to bring you this group of pieces — fiction, nonfiction, and poetry — to encapsulate the writing experience. Find out what I thought about it on The Write Edge Bookshelf!
This Thursday I’m continuing my R.E.A.D.s analysis of The Other Black Girl. I’m diving deeper this week on what I thought of the book as an editor and how I might have handled the manuscript differently. Find out more on Thursday, also on The Write Edge Bookshelf.
Then Friday it’s back to Instagram and more fun pictures of what I’m up to writing-wise and not. Use my handle, @EktaRGarg, to see previous posts, and come say hello.
Wear a mask; wash your hands.
Show a stranger some kindness today.
Have a great day and week, readers!
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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s been a whole month since I’ve been away from you, and I can hardly believe it. What a summer! Some good news, some bad, but most of all it was relaxing and gave me opportunities to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances as well as spend some much-needed time with family.
Around here, though, life is back to our regularly-scheduled programming. The kids are in school once again, and I’m gearing up for an exciting fall. For me, especially, this October is going to be a big deal. My novella, The Truth About Elves, releases October 19 from Atmosphere Press! Those of you who follow me on social media already know this, but for those of you who don’t or who don’t engage on the socials (totally respect and understand that, by the way,) here’s a quick look at the inner title page:
Pre-orders for the hard copy go up September 21, and I can’t wait for it to be available to the world! In the coming month, I’ll be sharing the cover too. It’s stunning (in my opinion, anyway), and talented Atmosphere Press cover designer Kevin Stone hand-lettered the script for the title page and the cover. Isn’t it unbelievable?
Lots of fun stuff to share with all of you as my publishing dream comes true, but in the meantime there are other great things to get to. First, it’s the last Monday of the month, which means our writers’ showcase. Read some of the pieces that touched my heart on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!
This week, I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Find out on Wednesday what I think of the upcoming release Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by YA author Nancy Springer. Get that review on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!
Last month I was supposed to do another round of Thursday R.E.A.D.s, the new feature where I examine a book in depth in the various roles of Reviewer, Editor, Author, and a Dreamer of stories. I didn’t get to it in August, but I’ll certainly make up for that this month. Come back on Thursday to find out more on what I thought of The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris as a Reviewer, the first installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s.
Finally, on Friday it’s back to Instagram! Check out what I’ve been up to these last few weeks and what I’m reading next for my #bookreviewpreview. Look at older posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg.
Please stay safe out there, readers. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Show a stranger some kindness.
It’s so good to be back; feels like I’ve come home.
Have a fantastic week, readers!
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