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)