Vrinda Pendred - Author & Editor


Author Biography

Vrinda originally grew up in Arizona, but moved to England in 1999, where she now lives with her husband and their two children. She is the author of the YA fantasy series The Wisdom, available from all good ebook shops.

Her first novel was The Ladder, a story about two friends learning to grow through their difficult childhoods and find the light that lies inside themselves.

Vrinda also runs a publishing house for writers with neurological conditions, called Conditional Publications. Their first book, Check Mates: A Collection of Fiction, Poetry and Artwork about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, by People with OCD, was released in 2010 (Kindle and paperback), with future books in the pipeline.

In addition to her writing, Vrinda also does freelance proofreading and editing, and spent 9 years tutoring GCSE / A-Level English.  She holds a BA Hons in English with Creative Writing, a Proofreading qualification with Chapter House, and has completed work experience with Random House.  On the side, she sometimes writes and performs her own music and runs a herbal tea review blog with a friend.

Favourite Genres: YA / NA, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror

Influential Authors: Stephen King, Michael Grant, Graham Joyce, Cassandra Clare, Brigid Kemmerer, Lauren Oliver, James Dashner, Amanda Hocking, George R.R. Martin, Margaret Atwood

 

Read an interview with Vrinda on Good Reads