The Star-Touched Queen Book Launch Party!!
April 28, 2016 at Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)
“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction…
A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-Touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.” -via Goodreads
READ MY REVIEW HERE: The Star-Touched Queen
Tonight was so much fun! I met up with some fellow book nerds, bloggers, and writers, and we just had a blast at the Star-Touched event!
I really wish I had taken a picture of the food because it was gorgeous and delicious. The samosas were incredible and the star-shaped cookies were absolutely perfect! It was lovely to see Roshani surrounded by family, friends, and fans as she shined up front and shared the evening with us celebrating her debut. I’d met Roshani before at some of Little Shop’s other book events and it was incredible to watch her finally have her day. Also, her starry outfit? Super cute and on-point!
Roshani is so sweet and funny and it was a joy to listen to her answer our questions. She talked a bit about her book, a lot about her journey from unemployed college graduate to law student to published author, and she even tossed out some of her future project ideas. The whole atmosphere of the event tonight was one of absolute support and celebration. Everyone was friendly, happy, well-fed, and going crazy over her literary debut. I bought my copy from Little Shop and of course got it signed! We also got special Star-Touched inspired temporary tattoos! The whole night was a success and now I really cannot wait to crack it open and read it!
The book community may be tight-knit but it’s also really friendly. I am so happy for Roshani and I hope tonight was everything she dreamed it would be. Best of luck!
Here are a few pictures from the event!
Meet Roshani Chokshi!
Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling. The Star-Touched Queen is her first novel. –via Goodreads