Behind the Scenes

Inspiration

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…

What inspires your creativity?

What inspires your creativity?When I look around, there is so much that moves me, that compels me to put my words to paper, that has me singing on the inside (albeit, a little tone deaf on the outside😂). But what inspires me most of all is the captivating storytelling of my grandparents. While I grew…

When NOT writing …

Day 22 (Writer Friends Challenge): WHEN NOT WRITING you can find me: 🚵‍♀️outdoors adventuring with my family (hiking, trail biking, tennis, swimming)🧘‍♀️trying a new yoga pose☀️having a lightsaber dual👩‍🌾in my garden talking to the plants (it works!)💃dancing in my kitchen🧳traveling🎞 watching movies🍿 munching on popcorn📰 at my 9 to 5 (I’m an editor for a…

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