About Me

I hail from a long line of book nerds. Dinner time in my father's childhood was often an anti-social affair, with every family member absorbed in their paperback of choice. My own parents used the public library as free daycare.

I'm a South Asian American writer, a Caltech graduate, and a former Silicon Valley software engineer. I now reside in the Pacific Northwest, where I enjoy hiking, canoeing, and raising my budding bookworm daughter.

My short story "Princess" will appear in the upcoming anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, October 2020). It was originally a New Voice selection in issue 03 of the digital platform, Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology. Also, the prequel "Weeds" was included on the Cast of Wonders podcast for Banned Books Week (episode 375). A recipient of the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program, I'm passionate about creating brown girl leads in fiction.

I'm represented by Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management.