Mercy and Grace: A Novel
No Ordinary Thursday
The Awakening of Meena Rawat
The Rummy Club
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My family and I are visiting my parents this summer for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Both my brother (also an NRI or Non Resident Indian) and I are dreading the Delhi summer heat. Every time we meet, the conversation veers off to the topic of getting roasted in the heat …and stays there. “I’m …
This last month we celebrated Holi in the East Bay. Yep, I know, Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season and typically falls in the latter part of Feb. or March (this year it was on Mar. 8th), but in the San Francisco/Bay Area we have to wait till the weather warms …
My husband regularly engages in India bashing, as do a lot of my friends’ spouses. I too, on occasion have been known to slip into the mode of “I love visiting India b-ut….after 2 weeks, I hate ‘so and so’.” So, in another goofy & thoroughly unscientific poll, here are the TOP 5 THINGS NRI’S (NON-RESIDENT …
I met with my fabulous editor, Laura Wine Paster the other day. She had just returned from a ten day trip to India. She was exhausted, but exhilarated. “I had an amazing time,” she said, “and I’m going back!” Just like Oprah, I mused. She laughed and said, “That’s what everyone’s been saying to me!” From …
Heard best-selling author Lisa See (Snow Flower & The Secret Fan; Shanghai Girls)…that, besides Speed Dating with 17 or more Agents was the highlight of the event for me. The theme of the 2012 conference was traditional publishing vs. self publishing. There appear to be two overwhelming trends in the writing and publishing industry: 1) …
For decades since the long period of British rule, card games such as Poker, Bridge and Rummy have been immensely popular across India where they are played both socially and within the family. Indian Rummy is a fun rummy game with a big sense of tradition. It is particularly popular in card rooms and casinos …
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Born and raised in New Delhi, I now reside in California. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College and am the recipient of the 2021–2023 Advisory Board Award and Alumni Scholarship.
I am the author of four novels, The Rummy Club which won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award, The Awakening of Meena Rawat, an excerpt of which was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize, No Ordinary Thursday (released on August 1, 2022), and Mercy and Grace, which is now available for pre-order.
A recovering litigator, former T.V. presenter, and blogger, my essays and short stories have appeared in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Rigorous Journal, Lumiere Review, DoubleBack Review, and the Ornament Anthology, among others.
You may also recognize me from the show Gems of Ruby Hill, a reality-TV series streaming on @watchcpics showcasing my life as an author and writer.
I am represented by Jessica Faust, email@example.com.