I am an author and native Southerner, counting my blessings that I get to write stories people like to read. But, that was not always the case. I am the mother of five and was a stay-at-home mom for over twenty years while my Indian husband and I raised our children with a little masala culture thrown into a child-spun tornado life in Georgia. Amidst the chaos of diapers, lacrosse games, and college applications, I somehow gave myself permission to start writing full-time, and my blog Southern Life, Indian Wife and my debut novel The Unexpected Daughter were born.
My reflections on Indian and Southern culture in my life, along with the responses I receive from blog followers, are the real-life inspiration for the characters in The Unexpected Daughter. Thanks to the attention both have received, one thing has led to another and I’ve written across the web, have been interviewed in the media, featured by PBSNewshour and even cited by Harvard Divinity School.
I spend most of my free time drinking coffee and chai in front of my computer, but I am a people person at heart. I love to connect with readers. You would really make my day by emailing me and following me all over the web: