New York Times Bestselling Author Roshani Chokshi to Visit Bookmarks
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 7, 2018) – Bookmarks is proud to present New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi on Friday, March 23, at 6 p.m. for the launch of her new novel Aruh Shah and the End of Time. Chokshi will visit Bookmarks at 634 W. Fourth Street #110 in downtown Winston-Salem. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing after the event. Ages 8 and older are encouraged to attend.
New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi
With an introduction by bestselling author Rick Riordan, Chokshi’s new book, Aruh Shah and the End of Time, is about twelve-year-old Aru Shah, who has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. This is the inaugural title to publish under “Rick Riordan Presents,” Disney-Hyperion’s new imprint devoted to mythology-based books for middle grade readers. Aruh Shah and the End of Time is the first of four books in the Pandava series.
“You guys have been asking about a Percy Jackson-esque take on Hindu mythology, and let me tell you, Rosh [Roshani Chokshi] does it better than I ever could,” said Riordan. “The book has been described as Percy Jackson meets Sailor Moon. Yup. This is going to be great! Rosh is a rising star.”
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. Her writing draws upon her Filipino and Indian heritage, and her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. Chokshi’s short story, “The Star Maiden,” was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award. Chokshi currently lives in North Carolina.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. The programming connects readers with authors and books and is achieved through the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas to be held September 6–9, 2018; an Authors in Schools program, which reaches 9,000 students annually; and year-round events in their gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore that opened July 8, 2017. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.