Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen. This debut is about 17-year-old Maya who is cursed with an arranged marriage of political convenience. At 17, she's now a wife and a queen, trying to quell outside rebellions. The eagerly anticipated second book in the series, A Crown of Wishes, was published on March 28, 2017. Roshani's writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. The Star-Touched Queen was an Andre Norton Award finalist.

  • These Words Matter: Roshani Chokshi

    These Words Matter: Roshani Chokshi

    Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine was my first true fairytale retelling. I’d always devoured fairytales and world mythology, but I hadn’t read anything that transformed something old and made it new. I hadn’t experienced what it meant for someone to take a story and make it her own. I picked it up because it was on my elementary school summer reading list. It was a total pick based on the title. I’m a magpie in all things, and if you say ‘sparkle’ or ‘enchanted’ 10/10 I’ll pick it up. The minute I started reading I had this weird pinching sensation in my heart. It was like my heart was trying…