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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Debbi Michiko Florence

I just started reading your ARC last night and so far I love it. The details are lush, the writing lyrical, and the characters fascinating. Can't wait to read on!
Great job!

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Debbi,

Thanks for the note and questions you asked me. I will be posting them here.


If you are interested in presenting to an Elementary School in Middleton, please email me. Thanks.

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Rita,

Yes, I am interested in presenting at your school. Please email me at Thank you.


Awesome book!Just started reading "Keeping Corner" and I love it! The details are beautiful. Can't wait to read some of your other books!

Kashmira Sheth

Hi pottergirl,

I'm glad you are enjoying Keeping Corner. Most of the details come from my own family/regional backgrounds so I am pleased that you like them.
Thanks for posting.


Wonderful book!The details you have presented are amazing.Recommended by my teenage daughter,this book brought back tons of memories to me.I grew up in Gujrat, in a Ghandhivadi family with a very close greataunt who lived her 90yr life very similar to Leela.
Thanks again for writing such a great book.

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Higitha,

It seems like we come from similar backgrounds and from the same geographical region. There were many widows in the same situation as your great-aunt and mine, especially, after a plague and flu epidemics. This book is for all of them who suffered unnecessarily.
Thanks for writing,


This is an amazing book, it really changed the way i though about alot of things that go on in India. I have done a little bit of studying on Gandhiji myself, but I have never read a book from such an interesting perspective as this one. You really captured the voice of Leela and the way you have shown that people can make a difference, even young women like Leela is amazing. Thank you for writing such an inspiring book.
I am doin a project on this book for my school and I am supposed to get images that represent the cultural elements and setting of the story. Any ideas on what I could get some pictures of?
Thank You

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Ishani,

You can get pictures of rural India to show the life in 1918-19. I'm thinking of bullock-carts etc. Other is to get pictures of women wearing colorful saris(Rajasthan and Gujarat). Get pictures of Gandhiji from that era. I think you should be able to get most of these pictures from internet. I hope this suggestions are of help.
Thanks for writing such a lovely note!


Thanks so much for your comments and help, I added some of the pictures you told me and my teacher was so impressed with my work and so were the other students and teachers. Your book is amazing and I am going to do a book report presentation on it in the near future.

Thank you so much



I am really Addicted to you books, I just finished Keeping Corners, I couldnt put it down it was really nice book I have one Suggestion this may sound odd but I think you sould make movie on Keeping Corners. May I ask what are you working on now ?

Take Care

Kashmira Sheth

Ishani, I'm so happy that my suggestions were useful to you. I hope you report goes well!
RJ, thanks for your comment and suggestion. It would be wonderful if someone wants to make a movie of Keeping Corner. I will keep you informed if I get an offer!

Farrah M

This book is so moving! I am a second generation Pakistani- American and didn't know things like this ever existed. My mother and I both read this book and fell in love with it from the first page. Leela has such a great personality and her teacher gave her so much will power. This book was so amazing and I loved your writing style so much. I can't wait until you come out with another book!
<3 Farrah <3


i read this book for my independent reading book and i loved it :].i'm have a presentation of it this friday.I hope i do well enough to have a good summary abt it!

kashmira Sheth

Dear Farrah

As I wrote this book I loved Leela more and more. It makes me so happy that she is out in this world and is doing well. I am thrilled your mother and you loved this story. I also have two daughters so I can imagine your feelings. Thanks for writing.
I am working on a new story. I don't have pubdate for it.
Have you had a chance to read my previous novel, Koyal dark, Mango Sweet? You might enjoy that.


I cant wait to read this book. It seems tragic yet wonderful!

anjli sharma

Hi, i have read your book Blue jamsime and i just loved it. i am 14 and my parents can relate to the book and im sure any indina family that came form indian can. i have just started to read your book keeping corner and already it seems so interesting. all your books are so touching sad but at the same itme wonderful and i love your topics. please comment back. =)

Kashmira Sheth

Hi Rida,
Thanks for posting twice. Please write back after you finish reading Keeping Corner. If you have questions, please ask. I'd be happy to answer them.

kashmira Sheth

Hi Anjli,

You are right about other Indians sharing the experience with Seema and her family. I was inspired to write Blue Jasmine after I read stories about other immigrants. It is a unique experience.
Keeping Corner is a sad story, but I am sure you will find it hopeful, too. Let me know how you like it.

anjli sharma

first of all id like to say thank you for commenting back. i read more then half the book in about 3 days!! its just so interesting that i cant put it down. i love the book. yes it is a sad story. i also ask the same questions to my mom that leela asks her mom lik why do widows have to be bald. i cant wait to read you other book my dadima wears a sari . i hope you keep on making many more books!!
love Anjli (please comment back) =)

Marion Danton


I'm glad I found you blog since I'm translating Keeping Corner in French (France) so it will be published by L'Ecole des loisirs, a French publisher. It would be very helpful for me if I was able to discuss with you some peculiar points, especially about Gujarati language and religious customs. Do you think this could be possible ?
Best regards
PS : You may reply using my e-mail address.

kashmira Sheth

Hi Marion,

I'd be happy to talk to you but I do not have you email address. It doesn't show up on my blog. Please feel free to email me at

I am excited about the French translation because my daughters spent a year in Franc and know French.
Best wishes and thank you for translating Keeping Corner.


I just finished this book for a book project and I loved it! It showed me the importance of courage. It also had great historical information. The vivd descriptions made me feel like I was actually in Jamlee. Great book ^_^!!

Ekta Shah

I read this book last year with couple of other books called Blue Jasmine and Black....n I thought all of them were amazing. I could visualize everything that happened to that girl.

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