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Hi, I’m Sathya! I’m an author, yogini, traveler, and lover of words. I create diverse stories of adventure and discovery for picture book, middle grade, and young adult readers. Here you’ll find musings of my writing journey, process, updates, and tips on craft. Thanks for visiting!

IN MY HANDS: AVAILABLE NOW

Ravens & Roses Publishing
Cover Art: Emily’s World of Design

IN MY HANDS

A YA fantasy-adventure that’s perfect for fans of the Aru Shah and Percy Jackson series.

After the mysterious death of her mother, sixteen-year-old Chandra S. Chengappa is forced to leave small-town Virginia for the jungles of India to find the mythical weapon of a goddess and face the demon hell-bent on destroying her … or she risks losing everything—and everyone—she’s ever loved.

Praise for IN MY HANDS:

“In My Hands is a spellbinding debut that pulls the reader into the mystical world of tribal myths and powerful rakshasi. With twists as dark as the dangers of the Indian jungle, Achia weaves a human tale of a girl caught between cultures, trying to find a place to belong. The result is an adventure lusciously spun around Indian folklore that shocks and dazzles with characters that captivate and terrify. Tread carefully for this book will leave you turning the pages well into the shadows of the night.”

Payal Doshi, author of Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

Category: YA contemporary fantasy/adventure

Themes: Belonging/identity, folklore, feminism/girl power, sisterhood, family, friendship, grief, love, courage, diverse voices, South Asian representation

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