I’m thrilled to announce that my second book is here. Yay!
And it looks and feels just like I’d imagined it would.
After two years of collaborative work and six months of decisions about font, style, size of the book and so much more, the book is finally here: Don’t Climb on the Bullock Cart
Tanmay’s illustrations create the perfect feel for an old, old memory; relived and retold through the book after forty-seven years. And Judy’s (Parakeet Books) love for our collaboration is evident in the choices she made for the quality of paper and print.
I’d love to hear you reviews of the book. Please share this link further if you enjoy it or if you know of someone who will.
On Friday, the 8th of September, with the help of my husband and a few friends, I launched Don’t Climb On The Bullock Cart in Doha. It was a gathering of all those who have supported my writing journey with words of encouragement and love. It was a gathering of friends who’ve connected with me via my words–blog posts, poetry, stories and now two books.
The venue was a bar. I wore my laal paad, a Bengali handwoven cotton sari I’d bought last year, borrowed a beautiful bangle from a friend to celebrate. I even recited a poem.
To quote Maya Angelou: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
And I intend to do my very best to thrive.
Unfortunately, I was so utterly immersed in the celebratory mood that I forgot to take my phone out of my bag to take pictures!!! HA! HA!
I’m sharing a few that friends took and were kind enough to share with me.
Thank you dear readers for being my oxygen. You know you’re the reason I dare to fly and thrive as I do.
It would be marvellous of you if, once you’ve read the book, you could leave your reviews and ratings: Arti Jain on goodreads
Wishing you all wonders and magic, good health and happiness and above all, I wish you love; pure and unapologetic for who you are and for what you do and for how you do it. You do you and keep the light shining bright.
Till we meet again.
Don’t Climb on the Bullock Cart is available here
This blog was first published here