International Women’s Day

What better way to celebrate it than with books!

You can check out the longlist of books selected for the Women’s Prize for fiction 2018 HERE. There is a fantastic mix of social realism, humour, adventure, a wealth of characters, plots, and diversity.

My YA novel, THE GIRL IN THE BROKEN MIRROR, encompasses so much that is true and real about the world today, too. In this climate of #metoo and #TimesUp, every voice counts – woman and girl, the world over. The book will be out on 1st May 2018, published by Troika Books.


Review by BuzzFeed for The Girl in the Broken Mirror

There would never be a place Jay could hide the shame, the besti, or bury it deep enough; she would never be free of it. It would taint her like a livid scar until the day she died.”
Captivating new book from Kalhan explores one girl’s coming of age and negotiation between cultures.’  BUZZFEED

The Girl in the Broken Mirror


Coming Soon!!

Review by Bali Rai for The Girl in the Broken Mirror

The Girl in the Broken Mirror is both harrowing and touching. Jay is wonderfully drawn and engaging. The issues of abuse, culture-clash and the patriarchal sense of entitlement that plagues British Asian men of a certain persuasion, are handled with sensitivity and honesty. The book is refreshing and hard-hitting, which is much needed.”

Bali Rai

Black Bryony

Read my short story – serialised in five parts online on The Reaper – it’s a dark tale . . .

Black Bryony


Available Here!

The Long Weekend Trailer

Creative Writing and Erasmus +


Students from eight countries – France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Turkey – met in Paris as part of the Erasmus + programme where they took part in my creative writing workshops.

Read more…


Teen Reading Group

Teen Reading Group – Finchley Church End Library

Our next meet is at 5pm on Monday 19th March. If you’re aged between 11 and 16, love books, love sharing your favourite reads, then come and join us!

See you there!

The Long Weekend – Extras

– Character Interviews
– The Missing Quote
– My Nightmare and Other Thrillers


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