A bit of good news. I’ve signed with the wonderful Yoda Press (India) to publish a short story collection in 2018 — my first book. These stories are about the diverse and chaotically symbiotic Indias that co-exist across villages, migrant inner-city slums, urban high-rises, Oxbridge spires, Silicon Valley, etc. Some of these stories have been published in literary journals in the US, UK, and India over the past two years. I will be forever grateful to some of the terrific editors of these journals for their invaluable, patient feedback and, in four particular cases, their award nominations.
Yoda is an indie press with heart, chutzpah, and a limitless vision. They’ve been publishing since 2004 and continue to stand feistily toe-to-toe with the Western Big Five publishers who have massive Indian outposts. Last year, Yoda won the Publishing Next Publisher of the Year award for, among other things, the strength of their list, innovation, risk, encouragement of new authors, etc. I am thrilled to be in the capable hands of their team and excited to see how the book takes shape with their inputs.
Those of you who know about my voluntary mid-life pivot from a corporate career in Silicon Valley onto the steep curve of a full-time writing vocation will also understand, I think, how much this means to me.
PS I have a couple more cool writing projects in the hopper and am hoping to get them greenlighted soon-ish too. Wish me luck?