I’m an immigrant.
Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, I moved to America as a newlywed in 2008. 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.
My eyes were opened as I wrestled with the fundamentals of my identity and my faith. I discovered in a wholly fresh and personal way what it meant to be called “a peculiar people”, sojourners and pilgrims, strangers in a strange land, in the world but not of it. I felt imbued with a new mission to share with others what I’ve learned on the journey.
I write with a mission to encourage and empower other believers to discover their identity in Christ and their heavenly calling on earth.
Writing, to me, is not just a creative expression of my thoughts and feelings but also a medium to communicate the joy, purpose, and hope found in Jesus.
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.
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. I’m currently working on my first nonfiction book.
San Jose, California, is home, for now, where I live with my husband, eight-year-old son, and a bad-mannered Maltese mix pup. I love reading, dancing, playing board games with my family, and travelling.