I'm obsessed with the idea that we're all trying to connect to each other and our surroundings—to find our place in the world. In my writing, I explore the same themes—identity, family, ritual, cultural beliefs–in different genres and settings. My upcoming novel, Other Waters, follows Maya Das, an Indian-American psychiatrist who thinks her family is cursed, as she travels from New York to India, trying to forge one identity between two cultures. My travel memoir, North of Ithaka, describes the year I spent in a Greek mountain village, overseeing the rebuilding of my grandparents' home. And my blog, theliminalstage.com, reveals way too much about how these same themes permeate my daily life. Perhaps my upbringing in Greece and America left me fascinated with identity and immigration, and my degree in Folklore and Mythology makes me want to explore how we navigate our world. Or maybe I'm just a control freak. You decide!

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