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Something About Me and My Book:
THE FORBIDDEN DAUGAHTER is my second novel set in India and deals with the hot button issue of female feticide and gender selective abortions. A mother will fight the toughest battle to protect her unborn child.

THE DOWRY BRIDE was my debut novel. It is mainstream women's fiction with romantic elements set in India. It tells the story of one young woman trapped in India's arranged marriage and dowry system and her escape and extraordinary journey to freedom and hope.

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I'll be on Blog Talk Radio

I'm being interviewed by Melissa Alvarez on BlogTalk Radio this Friday, November 2, between 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM to discuss my debut novel, THE DOWRY BRIDE. This book is set in India and tells the story of one young woman trapped in India's dowry system and her escape and extraordinary journey to freedom and hope. Here is the link to hear the interview.…


Posted on October 31, 2007 at 7:03pm

A Novel from Exotic India

Hi All,

My debut novel, THE DOWRY BRIDE (Kensington Books), is set in India and tells the story of one young woman trapped in India's arranged marriage and dowry system and her escape and extraordinary journey to freedom and hope. I hope some of you of who like literature from Asia, especially with a controversial subject, will read my book. My publisher designed a beautiful cover for it with an Indian bride in all her finery. THE DOWRY BRIDE is available at all major nationwide…


Posted on October 30, 2007 at 5:54am — 3 Comments

My Interview/Review on BookReporter - One to Watch Author

I'm featured on ONE To WATCH author on BookReporter this month. My book, THE DOWRY BRIDE has been reviewed and I was interviewed by BookReporter. Also, a number of readers asked me questions and my answers to their queries are all posted on their site. If you would like to leave a message for me regarding my book, you may do so at: …


Posted on October 26, 2007 at 7:22pm

It's My Turn to Talk - Blog

It's My Turn to Talk is a blog by Allison Knight and I'm guest blogging on it today. I'm doing something fun by interviewing my own protagonist. This is a great exercise in characterization and motivation for authors. What makes your hero or heroine do the things they do?

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Shobhan Bantwal

THE DOWRY BRIDE - a novel from India…


Posted on October 25, 2007 at 7:20pm

My Virtual Book Tour

I'm on a Virtual Tour to share with you my debut novel, THE DOWRY BRIDE. If you're a fan of ethnic fiction, this is the book for you. It is set in India and deals with the controversial topic of Dowry. But the story is one of hope, triumph and the resilience of the human spirit. It has garnered several great reviews within the first month of publication ....

Go to my Virtual Tour Day # 3 stop at:

Read how I ended up writing…


Posted on October 3, 2007 at 8:04pm

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At 10:34am on October 29, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
My book signing Saturday was a success... Read more and see pics on my latest blog post.

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