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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.

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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.

A week of gratitude

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Hello, Write Edge readers! To those of you who live in the United States, a happy Thanksgiving week. I wish all of you time with those who you love most and a few moments this week to reflect on what you most appreciate. Self-care is necessary, and I believe it starts with a little bit of gratitude for what you have in life. So do take a little time out to think about those things and people.

I have my short fiction for you this week. I started 2022 with a commitment to write more micro fiction and shorter flash fiction, but occasionally my flash hovers closer to the 1000-word mark. Today’s story falls in that camp, and I’m considering continuing it in December (after next week’s writer showcase.) Here’s an excerpt:

He liked the word “finagle.” Liked how it sounded exactly like what it meant. He’d learned it in school only the week before, and the sounds had worked their way into his brain. Maybe it would be easy to do it too.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

I promised you a review last week of Jessica Vitalis’s book The Wolf’s Curse, and I’ll have that for you this Wednesday. Find that on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

I’ll also have all of the installments of Thursday R.E.A.D.s up. This month I chose to take a deeper dive into Stephen King’s newest book Fairy Tale. I finished it this morning, and I can’t wait to share even more of my thoughts with you. Check out what I thought of the book as an Editor, Author, and a Dreamer, all on this Thursday back on The Bookshelf.

Finally, Instagram at the end of this week. I have an exciting image to share with all of you, and it most definitely has something to do with my next book coming from Atmosphere Press. I can’t wait for this book to be out in the world, and soon enough I’ll be giving you more details on it. Check out my Instagram for those details with my handle, @EktaRGarg, at the end of this week.

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

E.R.G.