Behind the Scenes

Inspiration

Dream a little dream

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉I am beyond happy to announce that my debut young adult novel has found its publishing home!! Ever since I was a kid scribbling at the desk my dad built for Sunil and I, I have DREAMED of this day for so long❤️ I can’t wait to share my story — it’s a little Tomb…

Why I fell in love with books

For #writerfriendschallenge, the prompt for Day 12 was the books that made us fall in love with reading — and I have to admit there were MANY, MANY, MANY books. Even more than books, there were the stories my Thatha (grandfather) would share with us. He lived an ocean away in the mountainous region of…

Pieces of me and you…

Do you find that a little bit of yourself finds it’s way into your characters? My protagonist, 16 yo Chandra Chengappa, is a dash of me on the surface: she’s Indian American, belongs to an ancient warrior tribe (my tribe is not as ancient as in the novel, but some of the customs in the…

My YA WIP

IN MY HANDS is my contemporary YA fantasy-adventure novel that follows our heroine from small-town Virginia to the jungles of India in search of an ancient celestial weapon that will destroy the demon that threatens to take everyone and everything she has ever loved from her. First, she’s got to find her inner warrior!! It’s…

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