A shy Indian girl, Anju grew up midst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong and claims her childhood was like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ –but without the soccer. She was first published at the age of 7 in Hong Kong’s leading English Newspaper, The South China Morning Post, and since then she’s been floating on a cloud of imagination wielding a pen in hand because characters wouldn’t stop talking to her.
She filled numerous diaries with poems and carried them as she trotted across the globe. However, when she put her imaginary friends in hot water and saw them dance across the page, Anju found her voice! What began as one story unfolded into a series of books.
A fiction author, freelance journalist, public speaker, fiction writing instructor, and former newspaper reporter, Anju has been published in cover stories, fiction, feature, news, interview and perspective pieces, columns, parenting and travel articles in publications across Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the U.S. She was born in India and has also lived in Singapore, Australia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and finally dug her roots in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, 2 dashing boys and a rebel lion-head rabbit.
Anju loves to read, travel, fusion-cook, listen to the best of Holly-and-Bollywood beats and is forever in pursuit of the next great vegetarian cuisine. Anju creates new dishes using Western-Indian ingredients with the same zest and synergy she blends in every story waiting to be told.
A qualified teacher from London, UK, Anju also earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature (India) and certified in Creative Writing / Journalism from Australia. She is represented by super-uber agent Bob Diforio, D4EO Literary Agency.
Anju has been published in:
The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Barat Ratna International (BR International), Hong Kong
New Woman magazine, Mumbai, India
Woman’s Era magazine, New Delhi, India
The Singapore Women’s Weekly, Singapore
Motherhood magazine, Singapore
Atlanta Parent magazine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Khabar magazine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Tribuna newspaper, Danbury, CT, USA
The Voices newspaper, CT, USA
Anju hopes her books will one day Bridge Cultures and Break Barriers.
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