Menon, Sandhya
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1983
Birth City: 
Mumbai
Birth State: 
India
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
New York Times bestselling author
Biography: 

Sandhya Menon is the author of the YA rom-com When Dimple Met Rishi (Simon and Schuster, May 2017), which has been hailed by Bustle magazine as "the arranged marriage YA rom-com we've been waiting for." She was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street food. She pretty much blames this upbringing for her obsession with happily-ever-afters, bad dance moves, and pani puri.

Sandhya currently lives just outside Colorado Springs, where she’s on a mission to (gently) coerce her husband, son, and daughter to watch all 3,220 Bollywood movies she claims as her favorite.

Awards/Honors: 
2018 Colorado Book Award Winner - When Dimple Met Rishi (Young Adult Fiction category)
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
The craft of writing, current topics in the field of publishing (ex., the importance of diversity and how to include it thoughtfully, how to write to a teen audience, how to write the immigrant experience), finding an agent, the process of going out on submission, working with an editor, what a debut year can look like, the importance of book bloggers and librarians--and many others!
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