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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i just finished Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet!it is the best indian book i have ever read!! i have Blue jasmine reserved at my library. one thing i found so cool was that i live in Naperville illinois! please let me know when you are visiting Chicago!!


kashmira Sheth

Chandani, It is nice to hear from you. I Hope you were able to get a copy of Blue Jasmine from your library. I don’t have any plans to visit Chicago in the near future but if I do, I’ll post it on my site. I’ll also scan the cover of my next two books as soon as I have them from my publishers.



I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. It is beautifully written. Thanks!


I love yuor book Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet!!! It is wonderful. I have read it so many times, it just has something in it that just makes me want to read it over and over. i am also indian so I really understand it and also the indian words. please let me know if you are going to come to indiana any time. I would love to keep in touch.

Divya Patel

i just finished reading Koyal dark, mango sweet!!!
i luv the book. Please tell me if you have written any books. Are you planing to visit houston texas. if you are then please tell me. i am indian too. My hometown is Mumbai india.

Kashmira Sheth

Dear Jackie,
I just checked out your website and it is beautiful. It has a lot of useful information about the new books.
Thanks for writing to me and letting me know you enjoyed Koyal Dark.

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Pooja,

Thanks for writing to me. I am glad you enjoyed Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. I'd love to come to Indiana, unfortunately, at this time I have no plan to visit your state. I have a new book coming out in October called Keeping Corner and I will have my book signing schedule posted in a week or so.
If you have questions you can write to me at [email protected]

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Divya,

So good to hear from someone from Mumbai!
I have written two other novels, Blue Jasmine and Keeping Corner. Blue Jasmine was my first novel and was published in 2004 and Keeping Corner will be available this October. Keeping Corner is a historical fiction set in Gujarat in early Gandhi-era (1918-1919). I also have a picture book out called My Dadima Wears a Sari. I hope you check it out. it has beautiful artwork.
Right now I have no plans to visit Houston, sorry.


hi there,i think that koyal dark mango sweet was one of the best books i ever was like you new everything that goes on in a girls life.i have been looking for more books of yours.but i just cant find it.i think you are definitly the most interesting writer i know am an 11yr old indian who would just love to read alot more about you

saarah khamissa

wow i just finished koyal dark mango sweet. it is the best book i have ever read and i loved it so much because it talked about my culture. i got my english teacher to read it but he didint understand all the indian words lol! he still loved it and i am doing a big presentation on it for school!!!!! THANKS

Kashmira Sheth

Dear Terini,
Thanks for writing to me and letting me know how much you enjoyed Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. My first novel came out in 2004 (Blue Jasmine) and I have another novel (Keeping Corner) coming out this month. I hope you get a chance to read them both.

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Saarah,

It is so nice to heat that you enjoyed Koyal Dark. Mango Sweet so much that you had you teacher read it! :)
I hope your presentation went well. It is nice to share with the class things from your culture including books, music and food!
Happy reading!


wow...great comments!
my american friend (i'm indian) told me about your book, and she says I should read it. I don't know if it's part of a series though, so do I have to read blue jasmine first? Also, I love the cover mehendi artwork, and I hope I can get my hands on a copy of your book!
<3 from Nayha(age 14)


This book is amazing. I love connecting with Jeeta (my namesake) a student teacher at my school just loves the indian culture, I'll show her this book, she'll love it!

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Nayha,

I'm glad that you friend recommended you my novel and I hope you get to read it soon.
You don't have to read Blue Jasmine first before reading Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. Also, I think you would enjoy my newest novel, Keeping Corner. It is a historical fiction set in 1918 India.
FYI, KDMS is available in paperback now. And on the cover are my daughter's hands so I am very partial to that cover.


Kashmira Sheth

Hi Jeeta,

It is nice to hear from another Jeeta. I am thrilled that you liked the book and are recommending to your student teacher. I can't think of a better compliment!
Please check out my newest novel, Keeping Corner, because I think you would enjoy it.


What a beautiful and poignant story you have unfolded in Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. It's a story that any reader would enjoy, regardless of heritage or culture; but in my case, it touched on my own experience and gave me a far keener of understanding of my own mother's actions...the story of Jeeta and her family helped to grasp the influences that shaped the thinking of my mother and my grandmothers. Thank you for such a lovely gift. While I had the fortune of finding your literary work at a library, I have now purchased it at the bookstore so that I can add it to my collection of timeless stories that I read more than once and introduce to my children. ~Faith

Kashmira Sheth

Dear Faith,

Thanks for your sweet note. I'm so touched that Jeeta's story resonated with you and helped you understand your family and its history. I feel fortunate when my stories stay with readers long after they finish reading the books.
I hope you children will enjoy Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet as much as you have.

Best wishes,


I really enjoyed Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet! Now, for school I am writing a book review on it because it was so good! I hope that you are planning to come to Detroit some time for a book talk or singing or something! That would be great! I would love to come meet you and get your signature! I wish you good luck and success with future books! =)


i just finished your kooyal dark mango sweet book nd i loved it!!! i am pakistani but i could still relate to alot of things!


I just finished reading your beautiful book Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet. I am a 36 year old Black woman from the Caribbean and feel like I "know" so many of your characters, both from my own family as well as my friends. It made me smile to recognize some of the foods, and terms you used in the book as well as the reference of the beautiful Hindu celebration of Divali. I have many fond memories of visiting with my friends in their homes and always enjoying the wonderful foods that was always in abundance. I truly enjoyed reading your book. I live in California now and will definitely share your book with my nieces and friends and look out for your other books. All the best to you and your family.

kashmira Sheth

Dear Rida,

Yes, our two countries share a lot of
values and cultural traditions!

kashmira Sheth

Hi Suzette,

Thanks for your lovely note. I hope you still get a chance to enjoy Indian food and festivities with friends in California like you did in the Caribbean!
I hope your nieces and friends enjoy Koyal dark, Mango Sweet as much as you did.

anjli sharma

i love this book i read not to long ago and like all your other books just couldnt stop reading it. i loved it !!! it brought back memeories. i ahve been to india only once when i was 5 (now im 14) and i cant wait to go back but when i read your books its like im expercing inida!! i love that all yuor characters in each book are so diiferent but can kinda relate to each other . your books are great for book talks. please comment back. Anjli =)

kashmira Sheth

Hi Anjli,

I hope you get to travel to India soon. I am happy my books take you to India and when you visit the country, I hope somethings there remind you of the stories you have read. Keep on reading!

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