Fiction author, international freelance journalist, blogger, and former news reporter, Anju Gattani grew up in Hong Kong under the influence of cultural tides from the east and west. Anju has also lived and been published in India, Australia, Singapore and USA in a variety of genres from fiction, feature, travel and news, to cover stories, interviews and perspective pieces. Her debut novel, ‘Duty and Desire, A Tale of Modern India’ was published in 2011. She is a member of several professional writing organizations, participated in numerous book events, and is a writing instructor.
Her curiosity about cultures, the traditions imprinting people’s values and the effect on their lives was the beginning of her journey. Anju observes how fixed impressions, predetermined mind-sets and habit-to-stereotype define people’s thinking patterns and behavior. With family and friends scattered across the globe, Anju questions why, despite leaps in technology and communication, meaning is still being lost in translation; her characters explore these concepts.
She is currently at work on her third novel in the Winds of Fire series and hopes her books will one day Bridge Cultures and Break Barriers.