I'm so excited to present the gorgeous cover for I AM KAVI by the über talented Australian-Japanese illustrator Emilia Niwa A little bit about this cover's journey: Once an author sells a book to the publisher, the publisher finds an artist to do the cover. As a debut, I am a firm believer in letting… Continue reading Cover reveal+ fun facts
Category: Writing journey
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
I got some good news last week! I am Kavi has been chosen as a JLG Gold Standard Selection title, which means they will send it out to their subscribers of librarians across the United States. Something I'm so grateful for, esp owing to my physical absence in the US and not having access to… Continue reading A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Husband Appreciation Post
Look closely at this picture. It's a photograph of my first EVER proper attempt at watercoloring. I was pregnant with my second and a friend asked me to join her for a "Sip & Dip" session where you pair a glass of wine (I had to have grape juice but oh well) with a session… Continue reading Husband Appreciation Post
"Hurry up and wait" seems to be the publishing industry's tagline, or so I'm told. Hurry up, wait, and disintegrate while doing both seems to be more like it.
How I got my agent!
The year was 2021 and it was a warm, sunny day just like all the other warm, sunny days before it... Just kidding. It was actually one whole year before that in 2020 and the pandemic was raging, so it was unlike ANY other day really. I had chosen this strange time to write my… Continue reading How I got my agent!
The pain of revision
Growth is to human existence what revision is to a writer. It makes us better. But not without a whole lot of suffering first. Look at Lord Buddha's quest for enlightenment, for example. He had to spend years and years trying out extreme methods on both sides of the spectrum before finding the middle path,… Continue reading The pain of revision
On all roads leading to the same place
A few years before I got married the song 'God bless the broken road' by Rascall Flatts was really popular. I loved the song and lyrics so much that it was one of my top choices for my future first dance song. By the time I eventually got married, this song had been so overused… Continue reading On all roads leading to the same place
Resolutions: writing version
This year I thought I'll focus on an overall plan when it comes to my writing. So that when a low hits, it will help me stay focused on the long game. And as any writer would know, this is a loooong game.
#MGWaves: An ocean of possibility
Hi! I’m Thushanthi and I’m a writer from Sri Lanka. Thank you for visiting my blog! A bit about me I live in Colombo, where I’ve lived all my life, with my husband and two kids. I did my degree in Management and prior to being a stay-at-home mom, I have worked in PR, branding,… Continue reading #MGWaves: An ocean of possibility
Six months later.
It's been 6 months since I wrote my very first picture book draft! I know that means I'm basically an infant when it comes to experience, but for some reason, this is not an excuse I'm using this time. Because unlike paper qualifications, I truly believe being a good writer is something you just are.… Continue reading Six months later.