Neha Patel

Neha is a proud Indian American whose first love was stories. Born & raised in Los Angeles, CA, she wasn't allowed to watch TV on school nights, so she read everything from Austen to Amar Chitra Katha graphic novels on Indian history and folklore. Neha has a Masters in Technical & Professional Communication from Auburn University & lives in Dallas, TX. When she's not reading, she's writing her fantasy novel, bookstagramming at @bookishdesi, or collecting records.

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