How do I pronounce your name?

Tuh-naaz Bhaa-thay-naa. You can hear me pronounce it here.

What inspired you to write A Girl Like That?

I was born in Mumbai, India, but lived in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Jeddah) for fifteen years. When I moved to Canada as a teenager, I found several novels about Saudi Arabia, but none of them reflected my own experience of growing up in the Kingdom. After graduating from university, I started writing a short story about a snarky Parsi-Hindu girl who went to school in Jeddah. Ten years later, this story was reshaped into A Girl Like That.

Is A Girl Like That #ownvoices?

A Girl Like That is #ownvoices for Zoroastrianism and expat life in Saudi Arabia. Click here to learn more about #ownvoices.

Can I get an advanced reading copy (ARC) of your novels?

Please get in touch with my publisher for ARCs.

I would like you to write a guest post for my blog/website.

Please send me details about your blog/website and the topic at tanazbhathenabooks@gmail.com. If interested, I’ll be in touch with you.

What do you do for fun?

Apart from the obvious (reading!), I listen to music, travel to different countries, and watch Bollywood movies. (Lots of Bollywood movies!)