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- Author Portfolio | Sapna Srinivasan Author | Seattle
About The Author Official Author Portfolio Sapna lives in Seattle, WA with her perfectionist husband and perfect daughter. Her name in Hindi means “dream” and true to its meaning, Sapna finds gratification in dreams and storytelling. She was born in southern India, raised in northern India, and spent the better part of her adult life in the United States. She, therefore, unabashedly clutches her Indian roots while embracing the American in herself. She loves to cook traditional Indian food and, yes, she uses cilantro in practically everything . When she isn’t cooking, writing, or being intellectually stumped by her daughter, she may be found running down the nearest trail by her Pacific Northwest home. The inspiration for her debut novel, A New Mantra , has been her own journey as both a woman of color and a runner, the latter being a sport that was introduced to her by her husband. Out March 21st 2023 About Me: Work
- Books by Sapna | Sapna Srinivasan
The Sood Family Series Popular romance tropes with an Indian masala twist. A New Mantra Book One Release Date: April 21st 2022 She’s always done what was expected of her. Until… When 30-year-old Seattle-based Indian housewife Mira Sood is blindsided by her husband’s extramarital affair, her three-year arranged marriage is shattered. Humiliated, heartbroken, near-broke, and facing the united dissension of her orthodox family, Mira is desperate to rebuild her life. She moves in with her rebel cousin, searches for any job that will take her, and impulsively signs up for a half-marathon race. There’s just one problem—Mira’s experience with running starts and ends with running to catch the bus. With herself as her biggest critic and doubter, Mira commits to the race and is assisted by entrepreneur Andy Fitzgerald, a handsome, elite marathoner who helps her create a training schedule and personal goals. When the lines of friendship begin to blur, Mira realizes she’s facing an even bigger challenge. Can Mira embrace her stronger, more independent self—risking another heartbreak and disappointing her family—or will she once again play it too safe and let the possibility of happiness slip away? ORDER HERE! A Rebel's Mantra Book Two Release Date: July 12th 2022 She’s never done what was expected of her… Laila Sood has always resisted tradition and her parents’ wishes, from leaving her small town in India and moving to Seattle to start a rock band, to rejecting the groom her parents chose for her arranged marriage. Now twenty-nine, Laila’s band has critical acclaim on the indie scene, but she hasn’t attained her goal that will cement her rock star status—signing with a major L.A. label. Marriage is the last thing on Laila’s mind when she meets Hari Singh. He’s an Indian mama’s dream—a handsome pediatrician from a rich, well-connected Indian family—and everything Laila’s rejected her entire life. Even worse, sparks fly between them like Diwali fireworks, and though Laila’s aunt is hoping to match Hari with her daughter, Hari is fascinated by Laila. She thinks a few dates will prove that he’s too boring and traditional for her, except Laila only falls harder. Does Laila still chase her rock star dream, or has Hari shown her a new way to fly her rebel flag that just might be anchored in tradition? ORDER HERE! A Mantra for Miss Perfect Book Three Release Date: January 19th 2023 She has everything…except what she wants most. Sahana Sood is beautiful, brilliant, and inches away from making junior partner at her downtown Seattle law firm. Ever the dutiful daughter, she’s lauded as Miss Perfect in her large Indian family and community. But Sahana is barely hiding her panic because, despite her best efforts and too many blind dates to count, she’s now thirty-two and has never come close to finding Mr. Perfect. Rumors are spreading—Sahana’s unlucky in love. With marriage pressure mounting, Sahana buries herself in work. She’s confident she’ll close the acquisition deal for the Wilding Inn for her firm’s major client, but hits a snag. The handsome owner Ryan Mehra refuses to sell. He doesn’t need the money, the inn is a testament to his late parents’ love and he’d rather continue their legacy. Sahana heads to the historic inn determined to not lose this deal. But the sparks that fly when she meets Ryan, who just might be more stubborn and driven than she is, soon have her worrying that instead of landing her partnership, she might lose her heart. PRE-ORDER HERE! A Homecoming Mantra Book Four Release Date: March 21st 2023 He’s a great single dad, but his family decides he needs a new wife…immediately. No one in the Sood family has divorced—ever. But when successful mystery writer Shaan Sood’s wife cheats, he files. After his ex cuts ties with both him and their daughter, he leaves India to return to his Washington hometown and raise Misha closer to family. Shaan focuses on building a stable and loving home for Misha, but his peace is shattered by his loving family’s insistence that Misha needs a mother. Shaan is done with love, but he’d be lying if he didn’t admit he can’t stop thinking about his beautiful new neighbor. Riding instructor Claire Wellington is everything Shaan should avoid. She’s kind, intelligent, and interested in helping Misha rebuild her confidence through riding lessons. Misha falls in love with the captivating and adventurous Claire, and Shaan’s heart isn’t far behind. But Claire has secrets, and Shaan is a man who’s built a career solving mysteries. Can he risk his and his daughter’s hearts once again?
- Upcoming Events | Sapna Srinivasan
Upcoming Events Sapna has the following events coming up! -->Sammamish Library, July 10th, 4 p.m. PT: Event Link: Striking a Balance: Indian Roots and Modern Lifestyle with Sapna Srinivasan. -->There will be door prizes! -->Auntie's Bookstore - Spokane, October 22nd, 7 p.m. PT: Book Signing and Reading with Sapna Srinivasan. --> Stay tuned! More details coming soon... -->Author Spotlight with USA Today Bestselling Author, Nan Reinhardt: Check out Sapna Srinivasan's feature here and enter a comment for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card ! -->Revenge Garden Readings with author Carmen Cook July 24th at 10:00 a.m. PT Listen to author Carmen Cook as she reads an excerpt from A Rebel's Mantra, live on Instagram !
- Book Club Resources | Sapna Srinivasan
Book Club Resources If you would like Sapna to drop into your book club, connect with her on social media using the links below! Book Club Q & A list for The Sood Family Series (PDF and Word formats below)
- Interviews and Spotlights | Sapna Srinivasan
Sapna's Interviews and Spotlights The Categorically Romance podcast Interview with Sapna Srinivasan, to discuss her book, A New Mantra. Harlequin Junkie Author Spotlight: Sapna Srinivasan, A New Mantra. Nan Reinhardt, Author Spotlight: Sapna Srinivasan, A New Mantra. Tule Blog: A New Mantra Release Day blog featuring Sapna Srinivasan. Readers Entertainment Radio: A New Mantra and spicing up life with Sapna Srinivasan.