I am an author, university teacher, writing coach, film maker, editor, and storyteller. I have a B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.S. from UMass Amherst, and hold a Ph.D. in documentary film history from the University of Birmingham in the UK. I have directed five films for international television and my work has been seen in over twenty countries. I am also the founder, director, and curator of Tall Tales, India’s longest-running, true storytelling event series that features live performances and writing workshops of all kinds. I live in the US for six months each year and the other six in India.