Vaishnavi published her first poem when she was eight, about a star that wouldn't play with her. For her debut novel, she aimed closer home, writing about a twenty-something girl, working in a tech firm; Vaishnavi herself is 24 and works for Google, so it's a universe she knows well, having observed it closely as an insider. Since her first poem, she has been writing for blogs, school and university papers, and her diary, with some of her work being featured in local and national publications including The Hindu, Dawn, The Indian Express and Rediff.
Vaishnavi pursued her UG at Singapore Management University, graduating in both Economics and Law. She harbours a weakness for Mentos, movies with happy endings, and dark hot chocolate. Hailing from both Kerala and Chennai, she currently lives in Hyderabad, where she helps Google