Sandhya Acharya grew up in Mumbai, India and now lives in the Bay Area. She previously worked in corporate finance and is now a writer. She is mother to two young boys, a dance and running enthusiast.

She self-published her first book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. The book is titled “Big Red Firetruck!”. It has a rating of 4.8/5 with 29 reviews since it was published on 3/3/16. Her articles have featured in NPR(KQED)India Currents and IMC connect. She won the third prize in Katha 2017, a short story contest by India Currents and Wellstone Center in the Redwoods for her story “Cherry Blossoms”. Her short stories have also appeared in literary journals like India Currents, Peacock Journal, and Aaduna. She blogs regularly at