As A Writer...
I have always loved writing and creating stories. From my early childhood days, I dreamed of different worlds and brought them to life with words. But my love of writing truly began to blossom in the 8th grade when I was given an assignment to add a chapter to Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Now, I write fantasy, gothic, mystery, and more. I have delved into everything from short stories to long novels.
My mother is an Indian immigrant and my father was born and raised in the U.S. Being half-Desi half-white, and growing up with diverse friends, inspired me to write diverse characters and their common struggles often left unspoken. While I like to tackle hard subject matters, from depression and anxiety to abuse and assault, I hope my stories can still uplift people, bring them together, or even let one person know they, too, deserve a happy ending.
I am currently unagented.
As A Photographer...
In addition to writing, I can often be found behind–or on occasion, in front of–a camera. Photography has long been a love of mine. Once I got my hands on a camera, I began experimenting with angles and portraits.
Photography is both a way to express myself and a way to explore the world. One day, I may stage self-portraits that hope to tell a story, then be outside taking photos of tiny flowers and mushrooms the next. I find photography often offers a different perspective on things, particularly macrophotography.
I am a proud hobbyist and photograph things that suit my fancy, so I am not available for bookings or commissions.
As A Person...
I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. When not writing or taking photos, I can be found cuddling with my dog, doing yoga, playing video games, watching wrestling, and much, much more.
For much of my life, I have struggled with depression and anxiety. While it can be scary to talk about, I try to just in case someone sees and relates. I know now that I’m not alone, and I hope you know that too.