Ananya Devarajan discussing
with DJ Jackson
A Hybrid In-Store and Virtual Book Signing!
This is an IN-STORE EVENT that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with author Ananya Devarajan and conversation partner DJ Jackson, followed by an audience Q&A and then lastly a book signing.
If you're joining us virtually, Mysterious Galaxy's virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. Accessibility: Real-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guide. More info here.
Purchasing a copy of KISMAT CONNECTION will get you a numbered ticket for the signing line after the event. Those who have not purchased a book through us are still welcome to get their books signed, but will have to wait until after the numbered line has finished. Purchasing your books through us allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!
How to Order a Signed/Personalized copy of KISMAT CONNECTION you're not attending the event
1. Add the Ananya's KISMAT CONNECTION to your cart.
2. At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 12pm pt on the day of the event (June 5th). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.
About the Author
ANANYA DEVARAJAN is an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, pursuing a major in Neurobiology and Behavior with a minor in English. Like the majority of her characters, she is a second-generation Indian American young adult. Her love for storytelling began on Wattpad, where she grew her audience as a Featured Author, and she later went on to win first place in TeenPit 2019. In her free time, she can be found watching her favorite Bollywood movies or studying for yet another Organic Chemistry exam. KISMAT CONNECTION is her debut novel.
About the Conversation Partner
DJ JACKSON is @Djreadsbooks on IG. His passion is diverse books from BIPOC and/ or Queer authors. He is a co-host of the #QueerBookstagrammertour. He is passionate about literacy as an educator and parent. He is often found cuddling with his cats, drinking coffee, and reading a good book.
About KISMAT CONNECTION
Is it possible to change your fate?
Madhuri Iyer is doomed. Doomed for her upcoming senior year to be a total failure, according to her astrology-obsessed mother, and doomed to a happily ever after with her first boyfriend, according to her family curse.
Determined to prove the existence of her free will, Madhuri devises an experimental relationship with the one boy she knows she'll never fall for: her childhood best friend, Arjun Mehta. But Arjun's feelings for her are a variable she didn't account for.
As Madhuri starts to fall for her experimental boyfriend, she'll have to decide if charting her own destiny is worth breaking Arjun's heart--and her own.