About the Author
Vanitha Sankaran, MFA, PhD, is a medical strategist and a novelist. She originally embarked on a career in the biomedical sciences, earning her M.S. and Ph.D. in the field from Northwestern University. Writing was never far from her mind, however, and after publishing a number of acclaimed short stories online and in print, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University.
Her award-winning debut novel, WATERMARK, tells the story of a medieval French papermaker and his mute daughter who finds escape and solace in the wonder of the written word. She was a co-founding editor of the literary journal flashquake for its 10-year run and has served multiple times as the Conference and Program Chair for the Historical Novel Society of North America's conference. Currently, she is working on two novels that invoke the historical folklore of India. For more information, please visit her website at www.vanithasankaran.com.