I’m an Indian American author, editor, writing coach, and intercessor based in Los Angeles. My middle name is a Sanskrit word meaning she who is surrendered to God.
I hold an MA in Creative Writing (Keele, UK) and one in English (Pune, India). Since migrating from Mumbai in 1999, I have worked at two churches, two publishing companies, at a financial institution, and as a proofreader at Warner Bros., Burbank. I have edited numerous books and written two of my own: Pioneer Boulevard, a collection of stories set in LA’s Indian community; and The Blessing of Melchizedek, an award-winning 100-day devotional.
In addition to two MAs and two books, I now have two screenplays to my name. Jericho is an action-packed drama set in Old Testament times; and A Billion Dollar Idea is a life-affirming multicultural story set in present-day Los Angeles. Both have been nominated in their respective categories in the Content2020 film festival to be held at Capernaum Studios, Texas, in February 2021.
I’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of six, and my greatest passions are prayer, spontaneous worship, and Bible study. I also enjoy using prophetic words and dream interpretation to help people hear what God is saying to them.
Despite my early commitment to Christ, I spent much of my adult life in a barren wilderness. I struggled to find my purpose, and I was depressed as a result. I also suffered with chronic pain and other physical conditions. 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.