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A second-generation Indian-American, Suleikha grew up in the heartland of America and in two cultures. From an early age, Suleikha was enraptured by books, film, and television...finding a place to belong amidst the crew of the Millennium Falcon and outside the glittering ballrooms of the ton, looking in. She soon began writing original stories as well as fan fiction—something she still does today—but detoured into entertainment journalism rather than pursuing creative writing as a career. After more than a decade in print media, and well after her humble beginnings scribbling 21 Jump Street fic, Suleikha is successfully living out her dream of being a romance writer. Her short stories and novellas are sexy, often LGBT-themed, and sometimes peppered with bits of Bengali or Hindi. Expect masala, masti, and maybe a little mayhem!
A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, Suleikha is frequently ranting when she should really be adding to her body of work. She lives in Chicago, finding inspiration in Bollywood films, daytime and primetime soaps, and anything that involves chocolate or bacon.