Hey everyone, I’m so excited to interview 2017 debut author, Karuna Riazi. She is an amazing talent and we’re so lucky to be able to feature her this week on Writer’s Block Party.
Karuna discusses her debut book, her experience writing and championing diverse books, and working with Cake Literary! She is debuting with a diverse Middle Grade fantasy, The Gauntlet
(out in less than two weeks on March 28th. Check below the interview for your chance to win a pre-order of The Gauntlet!
). It is also one of the first books to come out with the new Simon & Schuster imprint, Salaam Reads
1. First tell us about your upcoming book, The Gauntlet!
Pretty much, it’s an inverted Jumanji with Middle Eastern flair. I think the jacket copy is the best thing since sliced bread, since it gets in all the key elements so perfectly:
“A trio of…