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?
When can I read A Girl Like That?
My novel is scheduled for release on Feb 27 2018. You can pre-order it through the links provided here.
I’m a book blogger/teacher. Can I get an advanced reading copy (ARC) of your novel?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!)