My YA sci-fi short story "Princess"is featured in the anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, 2020). The anthology was named a Best YA Book of 2020 by BookPage.
"Readers are simultaneously entertained and educated. The ingenuity in
the writing is reinforced by Pan and Suma’s accompanying essays. Each
story shines. An enduring anthology, appropriate for classroom use and
recommended for all teen readers.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
"An ingenious collection of 13 short stories that will especially be
enjoyed by aspiring writers. Each of these selections displays great
talent, and readers will hope to see future works by these up-and-coming
creators. Ranging from deliciously creepy to glowingly hopeful, this
collection offers a master class in short stories."
"[A] gorgeous short-story collection . . . Readers will be enraptured by these vibrant, unique, passionate new voices.”
"Dazzling short stories by new YA voices along with enlightening essays about the writing process by established authors make Foreshadow a treasure for aspiring writers." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Give this to a reader who wants to dig deeply into the craft of storytelling." -- BookPage, starred review
Cast of Wonders podcast for Banned Books Week 2019.
It's a prequel to my other short story "Princess" and from the point of view of Leela's mother, Kavya.