I am a Christian nonfiction writer currently working on my first book.
I used to be a closet writer for many years. Still unsure about my calling, I took a small and feeble step of faith when I went to the Colorado Christian Writers’ Conference in 2018 with a few sample pages of my book manuscript in hand.
I surrendered my doubts and fears to God and asked Him to show me the path forward. God confirmed the call on my life to write through the feedback and encouragement I received from fellow-writers and industry professionals. I was surprised and humbled when I won the “Shows Great Promise” award at the conference.
Since 2018, I’ve been refining my voice as a writer and taking bigger steps toward achieving my dream of positively impacting people with my message.
Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, I moved to America as a newlywed in 2009. The journey from East to West, though literally made on a plane, was more like a maze–complicated, messy, and chaotic–one that involved never-before-taken routes into identity crises, separation anxieties, and cultural perplexities. My immigrant journey overlapped with my spiritual one, completely (and surprisingly) altering my relationship with God.
Writing, to me, is not just a creative expression of my thoughts and feelings but also a medium to communicate the hope found in Jesus. I love to write about migration and culture, especially about topics that explore the intersection between faith and culture. Through my writings, I hope to share my experience and learning in ways that resonate with others and give a voice to their own unique struggles.
After having worked as a management professional for nine years, I became a stay-at-home mom when my son was born. I enjoy playing board games with my husband and son. I watch Netflix to relax. I read to reboot.
Though I dislike cooking, I love to eat good food, especially Hyderabadi biryani, fish tacos, cheesecake, mangoes, and ice cream. I’m an extrovert and I can never have too many friends. I’ve been a lifelong student of Bollywood dancing. I am fluent in two Indian languages, Hindi and Telugu.
I live in Los Angeles, California, with my seven-year old son, Ryan, and my husband, Simon. We will be moving to San Jose in the summer of 2019.
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