Pasadena Festival of Women Authors 2021 Alka Joshi

Author of The Henna Artist

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors 2021 Alka Joshi

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In February 2021, Alka Joshi, the author of The Henna Artist, joined members of the Author Selection Committee and Grantees of the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors to share her journey and answer questions about her writing process. Author bio and graphics included.

Alka Joshi

2021, 2022

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is the eagerly awaited sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Henna Artist. Twelve years have passed and Malik is now an apprentice at the Royal Palace. Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, runs the Lady Reading Healing Garden.  A tragic theater balcony collapse reveals that despite the modern times, money, power and the favor of the Royal Palace remain the primary forces in the Pink City. Malik and Lakshmi set out to discover the truth and see justice prevail in Alka Joshi’s transportive and captivating second novel.  

Joshi was born in India and raised in the U.S. from the age of nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of Arts and ran her own advertising and marketing consulting firm for 30 years. Joshi has lived in France and Italy and currently lives with her husband on the northern California coast. 

“This story satisfies on every level”Library Journal (starred review). “Applause worthy encore.”Booklist. Joshi’s sensuous descriptions of food, local color, and Lakshmi’s art make this worth savoring.” Publishers Weekly.

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