As a child, reading about fantastical tales and faraway places inspired me to begin writing at an early age. This profound love for writing never waned but instead evolved into a daily obsession. In middle school, I began entering school competitions before moving on to regional contests in high school and college. With poems and short stories published in university collections and various magazines, I began taking a step back from the dissatisfaction of writing in a manner that was geared solely towards winning judges’ votes rather than what really mattered to me.
I focused then on taking specialized writing and journalism courses in college and later master classes taught by authors I admired, spending years trying to hone my craft and virtually disappearing from the publishing world. In the latter part of the last decade, I emerged from my literary solitude with a slew of writing projects both small and large. With a few articles published in American magazines, I turned my attention to publishing my larger pieces which include my historical fiction novel, several non-fiction business books as well as cookbooks. To aspiring writers hoping to get their first publishing deal– fear not, like Fitzgerald, I too plastered my walls with hundreds of rejection letters before finally getting my first piece published. I’ve worked at this craft for decades and I’ve never stopped loving it.
Here’s a peek at recent and current works:
- “Indonesian Cooking” Tuttle Publishing (Available end of 2011)
- “Top Women Leaders of the 21st Century” Business, Non-fiction
- “The Shanghai Legacy” Historical fiction novel
- “Adrian Zeccha: The Genius Behind the Aman Brand,” Business, Non-fiction
- “Collection of Poetry,” an anthology of poems
- “Tour of Thailand,” Tuttle Publishing
- “The Big 3–0,” Audrey Magazine
- “The Goddess Within,” Sage Woman Magazine