Rumki Chowdhury's YA novel/thriller, Secrets in the Wind, was released on February 15th, 2023 by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing! It won "Distinguished Favorite" for Multicultural Fiction at The NYC Big Book Awards, "Runner-Up 2023" for YA Fiction at The New York Book Festival and "Honorable Mention 2023" for YA Fiction at The London Book Festival! "Secrets in the Wind" has also won Fofky's "Reader's Choice" Awards for "Best Thriller" and has made it to "Finalist" for the Strange Incorporated Podcast 2023 Book Awards!
She has experience as Online Assistant Editor for Hayati Magazine, Editor-in-Chief of the World Hijab Day Organization Blog and Chief Editor of the Bengalis of New York (BONY) Blog. Moreover, she contributes to Brown Girl Magazine. In addition to freelancing for various media, Rumki actively gives writing advice through her blog and social media. She also offers editing services (contact her below for details). In fact, she had the honor of having her name published as Editor for #1 New Release on Amazon entitled, Just One: A Journey of Perseverance and Conviction by Dr. Nour Akhras.
Furthermore, her articles have been published in The Record Newspaper and The Herald Newspaper. She was Editor-in-Chief of WPUNJ´s The Beacon Newspaper. She has worked for Pearson Higher Education Publishing and interned for Simon & Schuster Inc. Most recently, her debate on the French ban on the hijab was featured on The Guaridan UK's instagram page.
Her debut YA novel, Her Feet Chime is the first and only Bangladeshi version of a Cinderella story written in English. It was critically acclaimed by media such as Asiana Magazine UK, East London Newspaper, The Daily Star Bangladesh.
Her second novel, So Complicated, is a romantic fiction that gained honorable mention at The New York Book Festival, won The Red Ribbon for most enjoyable read from The UK Wishing Shelf Awards and became a finalist in The Pacific Book Awards for Humor.
Unveiled is her first collection of poetry published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing. It is highly recommended by bloggers and influencers worldwide.
She was born in Bangladesh and raised in the Bronx, New York and Paterson, New Jersey. She attained a BA in English Writing from William Paterson University of New Jersey, an MA in English Literature from the Queen Mary University of London and a Teaching Degree from Högskolan Gävle of Sweden. Yes, she speaks Swedish fluently!
She is also an English teacher and a mother of three little blessings. Rumki is always open to new writing and editing projects! Contact her below.
"Diligence is the making of an author."
"Always have hope!"
"There are 8 billion people in the world, each one with a story. WE are the world's biggest library!"