I’m an Indian-born author based in Los Angeles. My middle name is a Sanskrit word meaning she who is surrendered to God.
Since migrating from Mumbai in 1999, I have edited numerous books and written three of my own. The latest, There Once Was a Man Who Suffered, is an adaptation of the biblical book of Job in limericks. Its predecessors include a collection of stories titled Pioneer Boulevard; and an award-winning 100-day devotional titled The Blessing of Melchizedek. I also have two faith-based screenplays to my name.
I hold MAs in English (Pune, India) and Creative Writing (Keele, UK) and have taken graduate-level classes at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. In the 1990s I took Bible-based courses at YWAM/University of the Nations campuses in India, the Philippines, and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. My career includes employment at two churches, two publishing companies, a credit union, and as a proofreader at Warner Bros., Burbank.
On a more personal note, I’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of six. My greatest passions are prayer, worship, and Bible study. I have the gift of exhortation and enjoy helping others grow in faith.
Despite my early commitment to Christ, I spent much of my adult life in a barren wilderness. I struggled to find my purpose and was depressed as a result. But the Lord is a great Redeemer! As Psalm 130:7 says, with Him is “full redemption.” Not only has He healed my heart, but He has also called me to help others move from barrenness into their God-appointed destiny of fruitfulness.
As someone who was given the chance to live by not being aborted, as my father had wanted, I view life as a sacred and precious gift. I believe the most basic human right is the right to be born, and I am not ashamed to speak up for the unborn, who quite literally cannot speak up for themselves.
Although my life was spared from being cut short in the womb, I live with a painful congenital condition affecting my hands. Until God heals me, whether in this life or the next, I live by these words of Christ: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
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