Katie is a mom, firangi bahu, foodie, coffee addict and storyteller. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, in the beautiful, green, Victorian-style house of her dreams, complete with floor to ceiling shelves for her ever-growing collection of books.
Her storytelling has historically been done through the lens of corporate communications, with a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Health & Welfare and Talent Strategy & Development. Over many years, though, she has written numerous pieces of fiction and nonfiction with themes around coming-of-age, culture, identity, belonging and change vs. tradition. Through her writing, she explores her upbringing as a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and a former evangelical Pentecostal, as well as her experiences with love, lust, loss (of self and others), motherhood and marrying into a big Punjabi Hindu family. She aspires to be a full-time author, recognized for writing women's fiction and contemporary young adult novels that pack an emotional punch.
When she's not writing or reading, Katie can be found exploring Houston with her inquisitive toddler in tow, "just browsing" at the awesome indie bookstores nearby, meeting friends for coffee, enjoying a spicy meal with her spicy husband, or awkwardly dancing at a live concert (or anywhere, really.)
About the Blog
Katie has been part of the blogging world since January 2011, when she launched BlookGirl, her first book review blog. In 2012, BlookGirl was nominated for and won the category for Best Reviews in The Bloggy Awards. She eventually retired BlookGirl in 2013 to focus on university studies and career aspirations and returned to blogging in March 2015.
Within the blog, you'll find book reviews, thoughts on bookish topics and, more frequently, reflections on storytelling and writing as a craft.