Saturday, 5 May 2018

The Girl in the Broken Mirror is out! by Savita Kalhan

My book, The Girl in the Broken Mirror, was published by Troika Books on Tuesday 1st May! 

It’s such an exciting time, and a very busy one too. But of course it’s also a nervous time - the book is being read, which means that it’s being reviewed, which means that I’m getting feedback. Luckily, most of the feedback has been very good, and some of it has been amazing. The different views and takes on the book have been interesting too. 

One of the things that has really surprised me is how the bloggers have really enjoyed the relationship between Jay, the 15 year old protagonist in the book, and her mother. There seems to be a general feeling that parent/teen relationships are too absent from teen and YA books.

I’m in the middle of a fourteen-stop blog tour at the moment with UKYA book bloggers. The blog tour started on 30th April. So I have had to write fourteen separate guest blog posts, ranging from a soundtrack for the book, a blog about my favourite authors, three Q&As, a couple of extracts from the book, a blog about writing tips, another one about what inspired the book, and two in-depth interviews!

The big publishing houses have a publicity team who contact and arrange the blog tour for their new book. My publisher is a smaller independent publisher, so I decided to arrange it myself. It definitely requires a fair amount of work and lots and lots of emails – and that’s not even taking into account the time needed to write all the guests posts.

I was also very lucky to be interviewed by The Asian Writer. You can read the interview here THE ASIAN WRITER

And then I found out that The Girl in the Broken Mirror is Love Reading 4 Kids YA Book of the Month for May, which is thrilling. If you’d like to read the review, it’s here – LOVE READING 4 KIDS

Here’s my blog tour banner:

If you would like to read any of the posts, they’re all there, and on Twitter and my Facebook page. Hope you enjoy them!

Twitter @savitakalhan


Penny Dolan said...

Congratulations, Savita. I've heard good things about this novel!

Enid Richemont said...

Sounds extremely relevant, Savita. Hope it's read in India.

Savita Kalhan said...

Thanks, Penny!

Savita Kalhan said...

Sadly, it is relevant, Enid. I hope it's read everywhere and not just in India.

Anne Booth said...

Congratulations! That sounds very good. My next MG book is out in June and is also with a very small independent publisher, so I know the worries about marketing. It seems to me you are already doing a good job, as I have already picked up via social media that this is a book to look out for.

Savita Kalhan said...

Thank you so much, Anne! I really don't know how much more I can do, but it's great that you've heard about my book, so maybe I'm doing something right! Best of luck with your new book - I'm sure it'll be a huge success!

Mystica said...

Congratulations and all good wishes on the book tour.