Bio

I was born in Calcutta, India

My memories of our time in Calcutta are few as I was only 4 when we left. I remember looking down on a crowded street and I remember watching people throwing colorful powders and water as they celebrated Holi. The accuracy of those memories is, most definitely, in question.

I remember parts of our drive from Calcutta to Ernakulam which is a city is in the southern state of Kerala. We lived there until I was 11 and I have quite a few memories from my life there. Kerala is very green with lots of good climbing trees everywhere. I’m sure there were four seasons in Kerala but the only one I remember is the monsoon season. Non-stop rain flooding the streets, wading in knee deep rainwater to get to school from the bus stop and catching little fish we called Headlights, named for the sunlight reflecting off their heads. These fish only appeared during the monsoon. When the floods were gone so were the Headlights.

I love rain. The rain there was warm and we played in it often. From inside the raindrops looked like little fairies dancing in the yard, when I was outside I danced with those fairies and floated away to magical lands.

As a child I loved to read. That hasn’t changed. Birthdays and Christmases meant giving everyone a list of books and comics that I wanted to read. I always got them. And, yes, I was a bit of an outsider because I was just weird and I was always reading. Oh yeah, and there was the little issue of my temper. If you ask any of my classmates to describe me they will probably mention the fiery temper and flaring nostrils. Of course, now we can laugh at those memories. By the time I got to the 6th grade I must have calmed down a bit, I felt more accepted and made some friendships that I will always treasure.

Sadly, when I was in the 8th grade we moved again. After dropping my sister and myself at boarding school my parents came to the United States. And about a year later my older brothers, my sister and myself were on a plane headed for America, the country that had given us Tarzan, Dr. Strange, the Fantastic Four and Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope. I couldn’t wait to get here.

I now live in Colorado

I Love Colorado~ Here, I am going to talk about my life in Colorado, both before and after finishing high school and getting married. What I like most about Colorado. And what my family and I enjoy doing in Colorado. And most importantly, how Colorado is perfect for writers and how it inspires me to write. Stay tuned…

My Education

I came back to get a college degree a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. I will be completing my BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver in the near future. My major is in English with a Literature Concentration, and my minor is in Theater. I will move on to The University of Colorado at Denver for my Master’s Degree in Literature.And finally, I will go to Denver University for my PhD, again in Literature. My dream is to be a Literature professor. And THIS inspires me to write…

1 comment

  1. Tim Ward October 27, 2012 7:09 pm  Reply

    My dream was also to get a Ph.D to be an English professor. Funny story, but after I got my B.A., I asked one of my professors about what to do for a Masters, and he said not to because there were no English professorships available. Granted, that was eight years ago. I hope your experience works better than mine. I realize now, I wouldn’t likely have been happy unless I was teaching Speculative Fiction, which is even rarer. I also wanted to transfer to Boulder, but that didn’t work out either. I guess I’m a little jealous, but happy for you and wish you the best. I’m very happy where I am, too.

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