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A fiction author, freelance journalist, public speaker, fiction writing instructor, and former news reporter, Anju was first published at the age of 7 in Hong Kong’s leading English language newspaper, The South China Morning Post. She has been published internationally in fiction, feature, news, interviews, perspective pieces, columns, and travel articles. She was born in India but grew up in Hong Kong and has also lived in Singapore, Australia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Atlanta, USA.
Her curiosity about cultures, the traditions imprinting people’s values and the effect on their lives was the beginning of her journey in multicultural fiction. Anju observes how fixed impressions, predetermined mind-sets and habit-to-stereotype define people’s thinking patterns and behavior. With family and friends scattered across the globe, Anju questions why, despite leaps in technology and communication, meaning is still lost in translation; her characters explore these concepts.
In addition to writing fiction books, Anju is an avid guest blogger and loves to share her experiences in health and fitness, food, self empowerment and great fiction reads. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and the Atlanta Writers Club. An AWC conference award winner for ‘The Best Pitch’ by Folio Literary Management, Anju presents workshops at regional and national conferences to writers from across the globe.
Anju earned a Bachelors degree in English Literature, India, followed by a teaching degree from the United Kingdom and studied Creative Writing from Australia.
She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with the V3Ninjas – her husband and two boys. Anju loves to read, travel, fusion-cook and watch Food Network. A fitness-freak, you’ll find Anju on life’s cross-trainer, book in hand, sweating to find the next best vegetarian, multi-culture cuisine. Anju loves the best of Hollywood and Bollywood movies and music; she creates new dishes using Western-Indian ingredients with the same zest and synergy she blends in every book and countless stories just waiting to be told.
Anju is represented by super-uber agent Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency. She hopes her books will one day Bridge Cultures and Break Barriers.