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Cover reveal this week!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’m thrilled to announce that this Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf, I’ll be revealing the cover of my next book, In the Heart of the Linden Wood! This original fairy tale is about a grieving king who must go on a quest to save his kingdom from destruction. Along the way, he’ll have to rescue hostages and mend another broken heart if he wants to keep his crown and the faith of his people. Check out the cover in the middle of this week!

Before that, though, I have this week’s writing exercise for you. As many of you regular readers know, I dabble in haiku from time to time. Today was a haiku sort of day, so instead of a short story I’ve written a poem. Read it now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday, as I said, I’m doing a cover reveal of Linden. This is a book for grownups, and I know you’re wondering whether, as grownups, we’re allowed to read fairy tales for us. I say, why not? I wrote this book with the intention of readers tucking into a warm blanket or in your favorite reading spot at the end of the day and getting lost for a few pages. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!

Finally, on Friday, it’s back to Instagram and more writing (and non-writing) tidbits from my life. Find previous posts with my handle, @EktaRGarg, or on my Facebook author page.

Take care of each other and yourselves, readers, and perform an act of kindness for a stranger this week!

E.R.G.

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Instagram posts now up and cover reveal information!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I hope you all got a chance to read my book review from earlier this week. I shared my thoughts on Sonali Dev’s The Vibrant Years with you. Here’s the opening to my post (in case you missed it):

Three generations of women grapple with life, love, and what they can’t control. As they fight for their identities and for what makes them happy, their one true center—their love for one another—guides them back to each other time and again. Author Sonali Dev gives readers a novel steeped in culture but brimming with universality in the excellent book The Vibrant Years.

Read the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Also, it’s Friday, and I’m sharing bits and pieces of my week with you on Instagram. The most exciting this is that next week I’ll be revealing the cover of In the Heart of the Linden Wood, my newest book from Atmosphere Press! Go to Instagram now with my handle, @EktaRGarg, to get a little sneak peek into the cover, and be sure to keep an eye out for it next week.

I’m so thrilled to be sharing this book with you, and I can’t wait for it to be in your hands. Thank you all for your support. It means the world to me!

Take care of each other and yourselves, readers, and perform an act of kindness for a stranger this weekend!

E.R.G.

Big news coming!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! For my U.S. followers, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week with lots of good food and time with friends and family. Now more than ever I think we need to focus on the blessings we all have.

One of the biggest blessings in my life is a fantastic publisher. I’m so thrilled that Atmosphere Press is bringing my second book baby into the world, and I finally have news to share: a release date and a cover! But you’ll have to wait a little while longer to get both. Just know they’re coming soon!

In the meantime, it’s the last Monday of the month, which means our monthly writers’ showcase. Check out what pieces caught my eye this month from around the web. Find them now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

On Wednesday I’ll share my newest book review with you. This week marks the debut of Mindy Kaling’s Book Studio in partnership with Amazon, and the first book to drop from the studio is The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev. I’ll let you know what I thought of the novel on The Write Edge Bookshelf in the middle of the week.

And Friday we go back to Instagram posts and what’s going on in my writing/non-writing life. Among other things, this month I’m going to share some of my favorite posts from The Truth About Elves, so be on the lookout for that. If you haven’t read it or want your own copy, check out more information now on my author website and come back to Insta at the end of the week for more fun posts.

Bonus! Recently the digital literary magazine Unstamatic did a crazy thing: they put out a call for subs in which they promised to accept everything that came in. The result? A lit mag issue that includes 400 pieces. My short story in free verse, “The Gold-Blooded Seamstress,” is also featured, so give it a read and let me know what you think, and then take advantage of Unstamatic’s “wheel” to read other pieces at random.

Take care of each other and yourselves, readers, and perform an act of kindness for a stranger this week. Have a great one!

E.R.G.