Twice Upon A Time to be launched at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Editor | Children’s Fiction

This is a story about two girls. Keya just happens to be a princess. Nyla just happens to be a tomboy. Both, as it turns out, just want to be themselves.

When Princess Keya quits and Nyla shows up to replace her, two worlds collide. Together the girls ruffle dresses and feathers; break vases and traditions; fight dragons and boredom; grow roses and revolutions. So what if there are a few puny princes and sniveling snobs in the mix? Leave it to the girls to rescue everyone-and each other. Boisterous, over the top and wickedly funny, this is the perfect princess book for girls who have outgrown princesses.

The book will be launched on February 9 at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival at Kitab Khana, Mumbai.

About the author

Payal Kapadia grew up being any sort of girl she wanted to be, reading everything she could get her hands on and following her imagination wherever it took her. She studied English literature at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and received an MSc degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Chicago. She worked with Outlook magazine in Mumbai and the Japan Times in Tokyo-and ended up interviewing teenage gangs in inner cities, an elephant who paints for Christie’s and Japanese soldiers who fought under Subhash Chandra Bose.

Her critically acclaimed debut, Wisha Wozzariter, won the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Children’s Writing and is featured in the 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love! compilation. She went on to write the bestselling school adventure series Horrid High. Her first book for grown-ups, Maidless in Mumbai, was a top pick on Amazon.

When Payal isn’t reading at festivals and schools, she loves singing karaoke and travelling to new and strange lands (not just the ones inside her head). She lives in Mumbai with her husband, two daughters who enjoy breaking the rules just as much as she does, more laptops than one family should own up to owning and no dogs. Yet.

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