About Me

Jeanne E. Fredriksen Chicago native living in North Carolina since 2011 and splitting time between both Carolinas since 2018.

2002-Present: Senior book reviewer for India Currents Magazine. During that time, I have reviewed over 100 books written by South Asian authors writing in English from all over the world, and I have written feature articles about films and trends in South Asian literature. The books reviewed cover everything from cuisine to current events, from children’s books to young adult, from mainstream immigrant stories to thrillers.

2013-Present: Books for Youth reviewer Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. I have reviewed over 250 young adult novels, middle school novels, and chapter books.

Working on an adult novel, Practically Family.

Developing two young adult novels — The Hardest Thing (contemporary) and Fire Curtain (historical).


  • The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (national and North Carolina)
  • The North Carolina Writers Network
  • Illinois Education Association (retired)
  • National Education Association (retired)



  1. Thanks, Bonnie! I had to have SRK somewhere, and his construction worker scene from Om Shanti Om was perfect. Check him out on my Book Review main page. He’ll be there as long as the site is under construction. Or perhaps he’ll stay there forever.

    There are some excellent pictures from his upcoming film, Happy New Year, which is scheduled for release this Diwali.The release date is October 24, 2014. Guess what I want for my birthday ….again!

  2. I enjoyed your review of Radical Spirts. I am a senior editor and author and have written a biography with a difference about one of the world’s best loved flautists Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. I request you to review it as he has countless fans across America. I could send you a pdf.
    My mail id is saran.sathya@gmail.com.

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