Sandhya Menon: writer of things for teens.

Hello, dear reader friends! Here I’ve compiled some questions I get asked…wait for it…frequently! If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me.

1. When does WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI come out?

It’s out now! Visit my books page to see where you can buy it.

2. How do you pronounce Rishi?

Rhymes with “fishy”!

3. Are you more a Dimple or a Rishi?

I swear this isn’t a cop-out, but I’m both! I’m fiercely feminist like Dimple, which hasn’t always sat well with some of my elderly relatives, and like Rishi, I had to really struggle with art versus practicality! (You can probably guess what side of the coin I fall on that one… ;))

If you want to see whether you’re more a Dimple or a Rishi, check out this short, fun quiz I helped create!

4. When does your next book come out?

FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE, my next YA contemporary, will be out in the summer of 2018!

5. What’s it about?

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Midsummer Night arts festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy—aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man ‘N’ begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, With Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Check it out and add on Goodreads!

6. What are your favorite Bollywood movies?

Oh my gosh, too many to name! But here’s a good list to get you started:

  1. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
  2. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (considered a classic by many!)
  3. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  4. Kapoor and Sons
  5. Bang Bang
  6. Krrish
  7. Chalte Chalte
  8. Queen

7. Are you coming to a city near me?

I might be! Check out this page for the most current information. Hope to see you!

8. I want to keep up with what you’ve got going on. How can I do that?

Thank you for asking–you’re the cat’s knees and the bee’s pajamas! Wait a minute… Anyway, if you want to stay updated on bookish news, win ARCs, and generally see what shenanigans I’m up to, sign up for my newsletter here!

9. Can I get signed copies of your books?

Yes! You can email my local indie bookstore, Tattered Cover, to have them ship a signed copy to you! It’s a great way to support a small business and get a signed book at the same time. Win, win. 🙂