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!
http://eventerbee.com/event/kalyana-reading-with-rajni-mala-khelawan-toronto,267369396931744

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Entitled Interview with Open Book Toronto

I 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!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Kalyana - Book Launch April 15 at 7 pm Shelf Life Books

All Calgarians: Come and celebrate the launch of my second novel Kalyana at Shelf Life Books  downtown Calgary on April 15 at 7 pm. Afterwards, we can continue the party at a nearby pub. For more info email me at rmalabooks@gmail.com Can't wait to see you all there.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

First Printed Copies of my Second Novel -- Kalyana

I just absolutely over the moon love the cover!!! So pleased with the staff of Second Story Feminist Press. Release Date: March 15, 2016. 320 Pages.

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