Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"Bucket of Cherries" is a Winning Entry for NEW ASIAN WRITING 2017 Short Story Competition

So happy that my short story Bucket of Cherries was a winning entry for New Asian Writing Short Story Competition. See enclosed link to read full story:

Rajni Mala Khelawan: The Entitled Interview with Open Book Toronto

Rajni Mala Khelawan: The Entitled Interview with Open Book Toronto

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Book Signing at Canmore Cafe Books

I had an amazing time last week signing copies of Kalyana at Canmore Cafe books. Such a lovely place to visit with excellent friendly staff. Cozy little place that should be on everyone's must visit list.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

South Asian Heritage Month

To celebrate South Asian Heritage month, I will be reading from my newest novel Kalyana at Toronto Public Library at 2 pm on May 13 (Friday). So please come on down! It is an open invitation to all Torontoians!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Entitled Interview with Open Book Toronto was so pleased to discuss how I came up with the title for Kalyana with Open Book Toronto. Follow link to read full interview.

Highlights of the Book Launch

The evening lasted beyond the scheduled 2 hours, glad to see. People engaged in lively discussion afterwards, while enjoying jalebi, barfi, tea, coffee, and mango juice.

A few key items from my speech:

I expressed my most sincere gratitude to my publisher, Margie Wolfe, for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to showcase my work, and the team of Second Story Press, mainly Carolyn Jackson for overseeing the production of the novel, and Melissa Katta for such a gorgeous cover. I thanked my editors, Patricia Kennedy and Christina Frey. And Carmen Wittmeier for helping me develop as a writer over the last 10 years. I said thank you to Will, Owner of Shelf Life Books for giving such a great location to launch Kalyana, and Kevin, the events organizer for overseeing everything. And thank you to Allie and Emma for doing such a great job promoting Kalyana.

I talked about what inspired me to write Kalyana and read a bit of Chapter 1 and Chapter 26 of the novel.

All in all, it was such a great night!