June Jabber: Monthly Missives from The Dream Pedlar

Brief updates from the writing desk before we go back out to let the sun kiss our skin and make it shine ...

June Jabber: Monthly Missives from The Dream Pedlar
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Hello, Dreamer!

Hope your summer has gotten off to a great start!

Mine began with little D turning 7 just a few days ago. Naturally, this has been a month of celebrations for us, beginning with D's birthday party early on, then the beginning of his summer holidays, and then celebrations with friends on his actual birthday!

The weather has been in our favour too. It's not sweltering hot, which is absolutely unseasonal but I'm loving it.

The big news is that the wonderful folks at Kobo featured an author interview with me in which I had great fun sharing my thoughts on reading and writing.

Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize 2023: KWL Author Spotlight on Anitha Krishnan - Kobo Writing Life
Anitha Krishnan on her expansive novel featuring “whimsical worlds and heartbreaking prose,” Dying Wishes, shortlisted for the 2023 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. When I was seven, my mother died. I struck a bargain with the Gods to bring her back to life. For thirteen years now, I have served…

This feature was part of the Rakuten Kobo 2023 Emerging Writer Prize in which Dying Wishes was a finalist in the Speculative Fiction category. It didn't win, and I was bummed about that for a bit.

But the winner in that category is The Petting Zoos by K.S. Covert, and it has such an intriguing premise it's already on my TBR list now.