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Born in India, I was raised in beautiful Upstate New York where I went to college and graduate school. I loved my hometown of Rochester so much that a lot of people thought I'd never leave! But the bright lights of the big city called out to me, and I moved to New York City where I wore a suit and rode the subway every day to pursue my career in the financial services industry. 


Several years later (just when my parents were giving up on my ever getting married), I reconnected with a childhood playmate from India and knew he was the man I was meant to spend my life with. There was only one problem. He lived in California! But we made quick work of that decision, and I happily relocated to San Diego where all three of my children were born. After fifteen years of doing a job I enjoyed, I decided to hang up my suit and focus on my growing family. We now live in the Bay Area so that we can be closer to more family.


During all this time, I wrote stories to entertain myself, never sharing them with anyone. My manuscripts sat patiently on my laptop waiting for the day when I'd finally be ready to send them out into the world. That day came on December 9, 2020 when my debut novel The Summer Breeze was published. This book is a celebration of all the things that mean so much to me: family, friendships, food, and falling in love. And it's set in a location that I hold so close to my heart: Upstate New York.

I'm currently working on a romantic suspense novel and the next book in The Summer Breeze series.

When I'm not writing, I love spending time with my husband and three wonderful, noisy, mischievous children (I'm dreading the day when I'll be shortest person in my family)! I'm also the president of a non-profit organization, and I love to cook nonstop, tackle the occasional DIY project, and obsess over my vegetable garden. 

**UPDATE: The day I dreaded is officially here.

Photo by Pooja Aggarwal

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If you enjoy podcasts, check out my on Hear Us Roar hosted by the amazing Maggie Smith where she leads me through a wonderful discussion about my writing process and my path to publication!

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Look what I found! A first draft of The Summer Breeze from 2003!

We were all so excited when I finally published it in 2020!

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