Friday, October 27, 2017

Celebrating the release of Elizabeth Varadan’s Picture Book Dragonella

Elizabeth Varadan is not just one of my first online writing friends, she is also one of the first few to follow me when I started blogging in 2010. Our friendship started then and we kept in touch through emails and facebook. And luckily for us, we met when Elizabeth visited India with her husband. She is the only writing friend and blog buddy who I have met. It was wonderful to sit with her in the park and discuss books.

Elizabeth is a woman of many talents, she writes across genres (picture books, middle grade and has also written a mystery) and she also teaches art.

When I came to know that her latest book Dragonella – a picture book for ages 7 and under, has been published in paperback and e-book formats by Belanger Books, I was super happy to see that one more of her writing dreams has come true.

About the book: "Dragonella is the only dragon at her new school. Other students - trolls, griffins and ogres - are frightened when she breathes fire. The teacher isn't happy when Dragonella's laughter melts the filing cabinet. But when Dragonella's flames save the day during the class party on Legend Day, the teacher and other students learn they shouldn't be quick to judge someone who is different."

Here is the link to Amazon, showing both formats of Dragonella, paperback and ebook: 

Elizabeth’s Blogs: 

Elizabeth’s FB Author Page:  
Elizabeth on Twitter

Link to her MG mystery on Amazon Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls

Here is wishing Elizabeth lots of success for her new book.


  1. Congratulations to Elizabeth. And so cool you got to meet her in person.

  2. Thank you so much for the nice shout-out, Rachna. Yes, I was so pleased to meet you in person. You have helped me in so many ways as I learned to navigate the perils of technology. Can't thank you enough for the good support through the years. Have a great week-end.

  3. That's so cool you had a chance to meet and talk!
    Congratulations to Elizabeth!

  4. a great message, and very timely. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

  5. It's great to see this book released! CONGRATS, Elizabeth, and I hope many little ones and their parents enjoy this book for years to come. :)

  6. Elizabeth is an amazing person as well as a terrific writer.

  7. I am so glad you two got to meet.
    Elizabeth's book sounds marvelous.

  8. How nice! Meeting a blog friend with such accomplishments must have felt very good:)

  9. Congrats to Elizabeth! This book certainly sounds delightful.

  10. Congrats, and thanks for stopping by my blog for WATWB!
    Mary at Play off the Page

  11. Congrats to Elizabeth! That's so cool you got to meet each other.

  12. Thanks all for the congratulations. As you all know, it's a long, long road and it feels good to reach a "stop" on the road every now and then. All of you have a happy autumn.