My Schedule


    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Racine - Kenosha English Festival at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside

    Sunday, March 20, 2011

    at the Monona Terrace WI Educational Media and Technolgy Association (WEMTA) Author Fair

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Author visit Washington Jr. High School
    2010 Division Street, Manitowoc, WI

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    12:00 to 1:00 PM

    at the Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI

    Thursday, July 28, 2011
    10:30 to 11:30

    at the Baraboo Public Library
    230 South Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913


    March 11, 2006
    Guest speaker at the symposium sponsored by American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF)
    200 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60606

    April 8, Saturday (7:00 PM)
    Radio Interview, Wisconsin Public Radio
    HIGHER GROUND with Jonathan Overby

    April 12, 2006
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble
    1451, Coralridge Ave
    Coralville, Iowa 52241

    April 18, 2006 (7:00 PM)
    Book Launching of Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    May 2, 2006 (7:00 PM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    East Towne Mall
    #1 East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI 53704

    May 6, 2006, (1:00-3:00 PM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Fox River Commons
    4705 West Grande Market Drive
    Grand Chute, WI 54915

    May 12, 2006 (11:00 AM)
    Author Visit
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Mayfair Mall
    2500 N. Mayfair Rd Suite 196
    Wauwatosa, WI 53226

    May 13, 2006 at (1:00 PM)
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Brookfield Mall
    Brookfield Square Mall
    95 N. Moorland Road Unit C-1 Brookfield, WI 53005 262-796-8550

    June 3, 2006 (3:00-3:30 PM)
    Young Adult Interactive program
    Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair
    Chicago, IL

    June 21, 2006 (8:30-9:00 PM)
    Reading from my novel
    Mount Mary College
    Milwaukee, WI

    September 21, 2006
    Bettendorf Public Library
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    • 1:30-2:15 p.m. - share Indian culture with seniors
    • 4:15-5:00 p.m. - discuss BLUE JASMINE with 4th through 8th graders
    • 7:00-7:45 p.m. - read from my upcoming picture book MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI

    September 22, 2006
    Discuss BLUE JASMINE
    Rivermont Collegiate
    1821 Sunset Drive
    Bettendorf, Iowa

    September 30, 2006 (10:00 A.M.)
    Educators Appreciation Week
    Book signing
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI

    October 4, 2006 (Morning)
    Indian Creek Elementary
    Marion, Iowa 52302

    October 4, 2006 (Afternoon)
    Carpenter Elementary
    Monticello Schools
    Monticello, Iowa

    October 4, 2006
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    Cedar Rapids
    Northland Square SC
    333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    October 5, 2006 (4:00 PM)
    Des Moines Public Library
    1000 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    October 6, 2006
    9:00 and 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM
    Iowa Public Television
    6450 Corporate Drive
    Johnston IA 50131

    October 7, 2006
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    4550 University Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    October 22, 2006 (1:30 PM)
    Wisconsin Book Festival
    A Room of One's Own Bookstore
    307 W. Johnson St.
    Madison WI 53703

    November 7, 2006 (10:30 AM -11:15 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, 6:30-7:15 PM)
    Monona Public Library, 1000, Nichols Road, Monona, Wisconsin
    (608) 222-6127

    November 14, 2006 (6:00 PM)
    Middleton Public Library National Children's Book Celebration 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton, WI 53562 608-827-7411

    November 17, 2006
    NCTE Gaylord Opryland Convention Center Hotel
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Author talk;
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Book signing
    (608) 222-6127

    Wisconsin Educational Media Association 2007 Spring Conference
    Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Madison, WI
    March 25-26, 2007


    • Author Fair Book signing
      Sunday, March 25th
      4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
      Grand Terrace
    • Not Lost in Translation
      Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author

      Monday, March 26
      11:00 AM - Noon
      Hall of Ideas Room H
    • Importance of Growing Diversity
      Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author

      2:45-3:45 P.M.
      Grand Ballroom B
    • Kashmira Sheth, Spotlight Author
      4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
      Grand Ballroom B

    April 14, 2007
    11:30 A.M.
    Curious George Bookstore
    Harvard Square
    1 JFK Street
    Cambridge, MA

    2:00 PM
    Borders Bookstore
    Chestnut Hill, MA

    April 18, 2007
    7:00 P.M.
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    May 5, 2007
    11:00 AM
    Barnes & Noble
    333 Collins Road NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

    3:00 PM
    1451 Coralridge Ave
    Coralville, Iowa 52241

    May 7, 2007
    Iowa Public TV (Two programs)

    May 8, 2007
    Gifted/Talented Education
    Des Moines Public Schools
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3382

    May 10, 2007
    Monticello School

    May 11, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Barnes & Noble
    1518 Flammang Drive
    Waterloo, IA 50702

    June 19, 2007
    2:00 PM
    Creativity Camp
    Picture book workshop for grades 1-6
    Barnes & Noble East
    East Towne Mall

    June 20, 2007
    2:00 PM
    My Dadima Wears a Sari reading and sari demonstration
    Author Kashmira Sheth reads her new picture book, with sari demonstration
    Barnes & Noble West
    7433 Mineral Point Rd.

    October 12, 2007
    7:00-8:00 PM
    Children's Museum

    October 12, 2007
    My Dadima Wears a Sari
    Reading and sari wrapping
    Madison Children’s Museum
    Wisconsin Book Festival

    October 14, 2007
    7:40 AM
    Author Interview
    NBC Channel 15

    October 14, 2007
    2:00-3:45 PM
    Reading and Book signing
    Room of One's Own
    Wisconsin Book Festival

    October 16, 2007
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Discussion on young adult novels
    Lakeview Branch Library
    2845 N. Sherman Ave.

    October 20, 2007
    1:30-4:30 PM
    Books Beyond Borders
    An International Children’ s Book Fair
    Collage of DuPage
    Rm. 1544
    425 Fawell Blvd
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    November 13, 2007
    Lodi High School
    1100 Sauk Street
    Lodi, Wisconsin

    November 15, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Keeping Corner
    Book signing
    Barnes and Noble
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    November 17, 2007
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    Hefter Conference Center

    December 1, 2007
    Book signing
    Barnes and Noble East
    East Towne Mall
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 241-4695

    September 16, 2008 (7:00 PM)
    Book Launch of Monsoon Afternoon
    Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    October 11, 2008
    8:00-10:00 AM
    Book Signing, Educator Appreciation Week
    Barnes and Noble West

    October 13-16, 2008
    Author Visit
    Stoughton School District

    October 14, 2008
    6:30-7:30 PM
    Book talk and signing
    Stoughton Public Library

    October 15, 2008
    6:30-8:00 PM
    Library: Alicia Ashman Branch
    Description:Author Kashmira Sheth presents an affectionate, sensitive story which provides a look into Indian life and the shared moments and memories that bind generations together. Learn to make the three different kinds of paper boats that are in her beautiful new picture book, Monsoon Afternoon.

    November 15 (Saturday)
    2:00 – 3:30pm
    NCSS Conference
    (November 14-16, 2008)
    George R. Brown Convention Ctr
    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, Texas 77010

    November 16 (Sunday)
    8:00 - 10:00am
    Presentation on the CBC - NCSS Panel
    Room 342D
    Other Authors on Panel: Avi and Richard Peck
    NCSS Conference
    (November 14-16, 2008)
    George R. Brown Convention Ctr
    1001 Avenida de las Americas
    Houston, Texas 77010

    November 17 (Monday)
    9:00 – 11:00am
    School Presentation
    Outley Elementary School
    Houston, TX

    February 23, 2009
    International Reading Association (IRA)
    West Convention Center
    Phoenix, AZ

    9:00am – 10:00am
    Autographing Session
    Convention Center
    Peachtree Booth #937

    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Autographing Session
    Convention Center
    Disney-Hyperion Booth #938

    2:00pm – 4:45pm
    Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions
    Children's Literature and Reading—Multiple Pathways to Global Literacy: Breaking Boundaries with Literature
    Convention Center
    Room: N231A/B
    FELLOW PRESENTERS: Kadir Nelson, Nikki Grimes, Janelle Mathis, Cyndi Giorgis, April Bedford, Belinda Louie

    March 15, 2010
    Great Lakes Regional Conference
    3:25-4:25 in the Mendota Room
    Madison Marriott West Hotel
    1313 John Q. Hammonds Drive
    Middleton, WI 53562

    March 16, 2010
    4:40-5:40 PM
    Teacher education Building
    Room 267
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    March 18, 2010
    7:00 PM
    Barnes and Noble West
    West Towne Mall
    7433 Mineral Point Road
    Madison, WI 53717

    April 22, 2010
    Teacher Education Building
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    April 24, 2010
    Warren-Newport Public Library
    224 N. O'Plaine Road
    Gurnee, IL 60031

    May 3-4, 2010
    Author visit
    Pulaski Community School District
    Pulaski, Wisconsin

    May 3, 2010
    5:00 PM
    Butterfly Books
    18 N. Broadway
    DePere, WI 54115

    Saturday, October 9, 2010
    1:00 PM
    Barnes and Noble, Green Bay
    Village of Ashwaubenon, 2498 Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304, 920-490-1770

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    9:00AM - 12:00 PM
    Read On Wisconsin
    Executive Residence
    99 Cambridge Road Madison, WI 53704

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    Lodi Primary School Author Visit

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Joey Valdez

I agree that writing is just like any other skill - the more you write, the easier it becomes over time. I also think it's important to read a lot, so one can get good ideas and learn different styles of writing. One book I've read recently is THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY - it won the Pulitzer prize. Anything by O. Henry for me is fantastic.


I'm amazed that you like revising! I wish I did. Whenever I write, i try to revise as I go, so that I can minimize any time in the future spent editing!

Jamie Quanbeck

Andy and I will be attending the book launch at Barnes & Noble--one of our favorite hangouts. I think that your comment about writing every day is a very good one--I don't follow it but it's sage advice:) Do you outline your books before you begin writing or do you jump in and let them take shape as you go?

Sarah M

I find it refreshing to see some one cross over from the sciences into english and wirtting. It is also nice to see someone who enjoys their job such as you enjoying writting.

Kashmira Sheth

Thanks for writing Joey. You are right about reading and writing. They both are connected and critical skills. I will have to read THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY soon.

Kashmira Sheth

I do try to write every day and try to follow my own advice. I don't outline my books. I do have some idea where the story is going but I do not plot extensively. I love when a character or an event surprises me and takes me in a new direction. It seems to work for me.
Thanks for writing. I will see you and Andy at B&N.

Kashmira Sheth

Sarah, I am glad I had the chance to study microbiology. Writing is a totally new experience, and I feel like there is so much to learn. Except for getting a few rejection letters, I have enjoyed the experience.

Kashmira Sheth

You haven’t tried revising your stories. I think it is very different from revising a paper or a report. When you are finished with a story it is fun to go back and polish it. :)



I just finished reading Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. It has many wonderful lessons for children that will stay with them their whole life. I know I will read it to my own daughter one day. Thank you for such a beautiful story.

Susan Palmer


We will definitely try to make it to Barnes & Nobles tonight to see you again and pick up a copy of your new book. I will also recommend your book to our teachers at Huegel Elementary and perhaps they can set up another Author Day event for next fall or spring focussed on this new book. I do know that they really enjoyed having you visit last year.


i think your book is explains about your life in india and what it was like in america. i was wondering if you could send me a recipe for shiro and tal-sankali.


i really liked yr book 'Blue Jasmine' . i could in some ways relate to it as i to moved from india to iowa city. even though seema is a fraction of ur imagination seemed the book was an autobiography. and that is what makes it more beautiful. my daughter was born in india and she too learnt speaking english in india and i could actually relate to all the school incidents u mentioned, when my daughter started school here.



Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet is one of the most beautiful books i've ever read. I started reading this novel last Friday and ...........i finished reading it on the same day! You are such a great writer! This has been the most interesting book I've ever read and i really enjoyed it!

kashmira Sheth

Hi Shalini,

I am thrilled to hear that you liked Blue Jasmine and you were able to connect Seema's journey with your own life. I hope your daughter also had a chance to read the book.
Thanks for writing.

kashmira Sheth

Hi Shalini,

I am thrilled to hear that you liked Blue Jasmine and you were able to connect Seema's journey with your own life. I hope your daughter also had a chance to read the book.
Thanks for writing.


I was one of the 7th graders at Iowa Public television on 10-6-05.
I read Blue Jasmine in a day. What is your next chapter book to come out going to be called?? Thank You for writing the book I really learned about being nice to everyone from Mukta and Seema

kashmira Sheth

Dear Manda,

I enjoyed my Iowa visit and talking to many students. Thanks for letting me know how Mukta and Seema connected with you.
My second novel came out this past April. It is called Koyal Dark, mango Sweet. It is a story set in Mumbai, India.
My next novel will be published in November 2007 and it is a story of a thirteen year old girl. The story is based on my great aunt's life. It is called Keeping Corner. I'll have more info about it in coming months.

Stephanie Breunig

Is there an email we can contact you at to arrange an author visit? I met you at East Madison Barnes and Noble and would love to invite you to attend our international educational week festivities.

THank you

elizabeth danowski

Racine ,Wisconsin--each year we have English Festival and middle school students must read six chosen books and then they attend a "festival" that includes a guest author and several workshops that relate to the books they read. We are looking for a guest author for March of 2008. Your novel came up Blue Jasmine-- and we thought you'd be a great guest author. Who do we contact? Thank you!
Elizabeth Danowksi

kashmira Sheth


I hope you received my message.
Please let me know if you didn't.

Nancy Zellmer

Hi Kashmira,
My daughters and I are big fans of your writing. I would like to contact you regarding a school visit in Madison.
Thank You,

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Nancy,

I'm glad you and your daughter enjoy my books. You can contact me by email. My address:
Look forward to hearing from you.


Dear Kashmira Sheth,
When I read your book Blue Jasmine, I loved it. It really made me remember India. I am born in America but I'm indian and no matter what. I love India! I was about to cry thats how great the book is. And I really liked it that it was kind of similar to your life an autobiography. You're a great author with great advice. Thank you so much for making a great book like that.

Lori Bird

Dear Kashmira,

I am the Youth Services Librarian at the Beaver Dam Community Library in Beaver Dam, and I heard you discuss "Keeping Corner" at A Room of One's Own during the 2007 Book Festival. I really enjoyed your comments that day; I read "Keeping Corner" this winter and I liked it a lot. I have chosen it as the April book for my teen book club here at the Beaver Dam Community Library. I was wondering if you would be interested in speaking to our book club members. The club will meet on Wednesday, April 23 from 4-5 p.m. here at the Library.

Thanks for your consideration,
Lori Bird

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Lori,

I'd love to come to Beaver Dam Library! I hope you got my email.

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