Chai Sohan (she/her)
Chaithanya (Chai-tanya) Sohan is an engineer, immigrant and author. She has worked as a freelance writer for over ten years until 2013 when she decided to write her first book, America Deconstructed, a short story collection about immigrants in America. The book has received several accolades including first place at the independent publisher book awards (IPPY).
She lives in California with her family, which includes her husband, mother, daughter, and her 7-year-old German Shepherd Zed, who has her wrapped around his tail.
She currently works as a full-time engineer in the Bay Area. Her love for books began as a little girl while imitating her dad, Acha who was an avid reader. While reading had always been her avenue to the world outside the streets of India where she grew up, she had rarely imagined becoming an author until 2013 when she decided to write her first book. Her books reflect the perpetual immigrant she identifies with, stuck somewhere between her home in India and America. Her works explore immigrant experiences, identity and cultural differences she often terms as “cultural mix-masala”.
When she is not writing, she spends her time traveling the world, reading, listening to music and hiking.