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. The first is an action-packed drama set in Old Testament times, and the second is a multicultural story set in contemporary Los Angeles. Both have been nominated in their respective categories in the Content2020 film festival to be held at Capernaum Studios, Texas, in September.
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.