2023 Meetings

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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
My 10-Year Journey to Overnight Success
Alka Joshi

In a highly anticipated presentation, Alka Joshi, the bestselling author of The Henna Artist (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick) and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, and upcoming release, The Perfumist of Paris, will share:

  • How she went from advertising copywriter to NYT Bestselling author
  • What she learned along the way
  • Why she loves her villains as much as her good characters
  • The process of screen adaption
  • And what has changed in her life since becoming a NYT Bestseller

Born in India, Alka Joshi came to the U.S. with her family at the age of nine. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from California College of Arts. Joshi’s debut novel, The Henna Artist, became a New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick. It’s been translated into 26 languages and is currently in development at Netflix. The sequel, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur, released June 2021, is being translated into multiple languages and is being followed by The Perfumist of Paris, the third book in the trilogy on March 28, 2023, now available for pre-order.

Connect with Alka Joshi at alkajoshi.com.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
Jeane Slone

Author Launch 2022-23

Celebrate the success of Bay Area authors at the annual Redwood Writers Author Launch event. Listen to excerpts from new books published by our members, and meet local authors.

Author Launch 2023