Behind the Scenes

Inspiration

Story Fashion

I decided to channel my MC Chandra’s fashion sense. IN MY HANDS features an MC who straddles cultural worlds — she practices South Asian folk dance and is an avid yogi — so she has some beautiful lehengas and saris. But she’s also an American teen and loves her sweats and is perfectly at home…

Cover reveal

🌙☀️COVER REVEAL☀️🌙Somewhere in the buzz of the every day, for the past 20+ years, the dreamer in me dreamed of writing this book of my heart about an Indian-American girl who sets off on a fantastical adventure, to find herself and save her ancestral land and the people she loves!!! Today, that character I have…

A heap of Girl Power

My debut YA novel, IN MY HANDS, can be described as the adventure of Tomb Raider meets the heart of Wonder Woman, steeped in South Asian myth and folklore. It’s a mix of many of my favorite elements: A heap of girl power wrapped up in a magical jungle adventure about belonging and identity, family…

Coming Soon …

As I’m finalizing my YA manuscript with my editor, I’m still pinching myself that come August, this story of my heart will be out in the world! Scroll through for an aesthetic of my contemporary YA fantasy-adventure novel, IN MY HANDS, inspired by South Asian folklore and featuring a Desi heroine who can slay the…

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