Books

Hello, Dreamer! (September 2021)

Dreams for one,

dreams for all,

some dreams to last all day,

some for when the night falls.

Written during my sojourns in Canada and Australia, Hello, Dreamer! is an eclectic collection of 100 short poems encompassing musings on the Universe and its mysteries, nature and human life, my secret longings and fears, love and heartbreak, the sun and the moon, the stars and the seas, light and shadow, and joy and nostalgia.

Read them all in one sitting.

Or read them one a day, savouring each like a tidbit.

There's much in here to spark joy and light up your soul.

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Dying Wishes (March 2021)

When I was seven, my mother died. I struck a bargain with the Gods to bring her back to life.

For thirteen years now, I have served as a Harbinger of Death, coaxing dying wishes out of mortals so that the God of Death may grant them moksha, liberation from the cycles of birth and death.

The man about to die this evening claims he has nothing to offer me. He is dying a content man, a rarity in our world.

But when the God of Death arrives to lead his soul away, the man changes his mind about dying and flees, planting on me something that is not quite a dying wish.

I only know I cannot trust any God with this secret. And that I'll pay an unbearable price for this concealment.

Set in Burlington, Ontario, this contemporary fantasy novel weaves Hindu mythology and South Indian folklore into a quest for belonging across different worlds – the World of Mortals and the World of Gods, India and Canada, the past and the present, the world outside and the one within.

It is an offering to lovers of whimsical worlds and heartbreaking prose, and to anyone yearning to simply belong.

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In Search of Leo (January 2018)

This is the story of a girl named Heidi who thinks her golden retriever Leo has run off into the woods, and she sets out in search of him.

She meets a bunch of fantastic characters who seem intent on keeping Leo’s whereabouts a mystery but, at the same time, reveal to Heidi more about herself than about Leo.

Where will her journey lead her? To Leo? Or to some other unexpected destination?