Monday, July 7, 2014

A Birthday Present with Shaleen Kapil

Today is my birthday. I gave myself a special present this year: I published my first book. As I edited and formatted this book, I kept this date in mind as a deadline. I didn’t think of it as a birthday present at first, but I knew I wanted to have it completed before I started the next year of my life.

When I began this journey to publishing, I did so in secret. I wrote between the hours of 5 and 7 in the morning. I didn’t even tell my husband. He thought I had insomnia. I waited until the halfway point to tell him what I was working on.

Since I completed None But You last September, others have found out as I waded through the waters of editing and publishing.  I am happy to have such a supportive group of family and friends, even when I participated in last November’s Nanowrimo and starting writing many more hours than I had before.

I think everything is ready to speed up for me now. I have a short story and a novella going through final edits, and I am beginning the illustrations for a children’s yoga book. But first, I am going to spend today just enjoying my birthday present.

Shaleen Kapil’s first novel, None But You, is available in e-book formats: Kindle and Smashwords. The print version will be available at the end of July. None But You is a contemporary romance with lovable and often humorous characters.


  1. Congrats on your release, and happy birthday!

  2. What a great way to think about it!

  3. Happy birthday! What a wonderful gift to yourself - may it be the beginning of a glorious new phase in your life!

  4. Happy birthday and congrats on the new book.

  5. Congratulations on publishing your book. Here's to many more!

  6. Gorgeous cover, Shaleen, so much so I just went and bought it. (It is far too easy to buy books on Kindle, sigh!!) All the best with your next book!!