My parents used the public library as free daycare.
No joke, my siblings and I practically lived at the library. On Sundays, we were more likely to be found there than at temple.
I'm a Caltech graduate who spent nine years working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. But the longing to see South Asians like myself reflected in literature was strong enough to get me writing. I now live in the Pacific Northwest, where I spend dreary gray days writing in coffee shops and raising a bookworm of a toddler. My novels feature unwieldy technologies, Indian culture, and subversive STEM girls.
You may contact me on twitter @mayaprasadwrite.