She grew up in Georgia, where she acquired a Southern accent but does not use it unless under duress. She has a luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She is the 2016 finalist for the Andre Norton Award, and a 2016 Locus finalist for Best First Novel. Her short story, The Star Maiden, was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.
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When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Roshani answered Most Likely to Take Over the World.
Other Fun Facts
- I have cows named after ice cream flavors.
- I have a fake tooth that one time did not show up at a black light party in college.
- My Patronus is a shrew.
- I can do the maniacal Woody the Woodpecker laugh.
- I once posed as royalty to get into an elite nightclub.
- If I were a superhero I would be The Unlikely Rodent and my super power would be chewing through impenetrable structures.
- If you can only read one of my books before TBF, for young adult, read The Star-Touched Queen. The Star-Touched Queen was my debut, and it contains a little bit of everything you’ll find in my other works. I love fairytale settings, pleasantly monstrous sidekicks, aching romance and writing just this side of decadent. For middle grade, read Aru Shah and The End of Time. I love humorous middle grade where I get to wander through all the magical lands and make all the friends.