I have participated and placed in numerous spelling bees in my youth. These experiences not only led to a love of words and a pair of nerdy glasses, they inspired my first children's book – Sardoodledom: A Spelling Bee Tale. I began One Word Publishing in 2011 to release Sardoodledom (September), but am also excited to publish Dona Sarkar’s Oreos for Chai (December).
The road from investment banking to teaching (and a few careers in between) always had a fork in writing. I currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and my biggest influences (and cheerleaders) are my husband and son.