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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!

COMING SOON: Preorder details for IN MY HANDS

The cover of Sathya Achia's YA debut, In My Hands, releasing August 2022
Cover art: Emily’s World of Design

About IN MY HANDS: 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.

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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