Hello! Welcome to my website! I’m an Indian-American who loves music, movies, books, knitting, mountains, oceans, sunshine, and rain.
During the day I hire engineers for a software company, and during the night, I write for children and young adults. My interests and passions in writing for children are mostly centered around STEM/STEAM related topics as well as India and Indian heritage. When I’m not recruiting or writing, I’m volunteering for We Need Diverse Books, Diverse Verse, Cynsations, Mixed-Up Files For Middle-Grade Authors, and SCBWI. I was the short story contest winner of the We Need Diverse Books short story contest in 2017. I am also the author of Namaste Is A Greeting, She Sang For India, and other books for children and young adults.
I love to cook. My favorite foods are Indian although Vietnamese runs a close second. I am afraid of horror movies. I have had many pets in my adult life (dogs and cats). They appear at my doorstep like spirit animals with their tongues sticking out and wagging tails. My current dog, Malli, watches baking shows and listens to one picture book reading every day.
I have an MFA in Writing from Vermont College Of Fine Arts.