Rea and the Blood of the Nectar tells the story of Rea Chettri, a 12-year-old girl living a simple, if boring, life on the tea plantations of Darjeeling, India. Without warning, Rea’s life gets turned on its head when her twin brother, Rohan, goes missing. Determined to save him, Rea embarks on a secret adventure by portaling into the enchanted world of Astranthia. In this thrilling tale of family and friendship, Rea will have to grapple with dark truths, discover her true self, and save Astranthia from a potentially deadly fate. But the clock is ticking. Can Rea rescue Rohan, save Astranthia? Drop In with us to find out what’s important to an adolescent girl ,as she makes her way on the journey of a lifetime!
Payal Doshi has a Masters in Creative Writing from The New School, NY. Having lived in India, the UK, and US, she noticed a lack of Indian protagonists in global children’s fiction and one day wrote the opening paragraph to what would become Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, her debut middle grade novel. Raised in Mumbai, India, she currently lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and three-year-old daughter. Drop In to hear a new authorial voice talk about becoming oneself, living with connection, friendship, and finally, breaking down the walls that prevent it.Leave a comment for radio show guests