Writer, traveler, and full-time working Mom. I’m looking for a way to clone myself. Or, failing that, get a robot to do all my boring work so I can write full-time. I count myself fortunate to be represented by the wonderful Mary. C. Moore of Kimberley Cameron & Associates who has landed me a 2-book deal with Harper Voyager US.

I’m a bookworm – always have been. A few of my favorite writers are Gene Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin, Philip Pullman, Octavia ButlerJack Vance, Neil Gaimam, Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling (who can’t love Harry Potter?) and – yes – Jane Austen. I love to read and I love to write.

But I actually trained as an Economist. I dreamed in equations for several years before realizing I was wasting my time (both asleep and awake – who wants to dream in equations?). I branched into Environmental Policy, did a stint at the World Conservation Union in Switzerland, and worked in several countries before deciding to make my home in Canada.

I know, I know. What’s with the header? I love all things mythological, especially stories of Kali. Kali is the Mother Goddess, slayer of demons and the epitome of feminine power.

Reading about Kali some years ago, an idea began to form in my head. What if there was a group of women devoted to her worship, women who wielded the power of life and death over others in a post-apocalyptic world? Thus was the Asiana cycle born. Book 1 – Markswoman – is complete, and is scheduled for publication in early 2018. I am working on Book 2, and it should be out in early 2019.

The Goddess willing.

7 Responses to About

  1. ogresnook says:

    Thanks for liking my blog! I appreciate the encouragement!

  2. Alka Batra says:

    Great news Rati…wish u unbound success…love and blessings!

  3. endofthegame says:

    Cool story idea about the Kali worshippers! Have you read Song of Kali by Dan Simmons? It’s a horror story about Kali worshippers in Calcutta, check it out!

    • A rather grotesque tale, is it not? It is the more mystical version of Kali in mythology that interests me. Her name literally means ‘beyond time’. It also means ‘black’ because she comes before the creation of light itself. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Lare'va Lemorte says:

    I love your idea for Kali. And you would probably love my tattoo. I’m going to b looking for your books. 😊

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