About the Author – Rekha Valliappan

Hi, I’m Rekha. I have a littered work desk, a touch screen computer, likely to give up on me any day, rows of books on shelves waiting to be read, and no time to write, although I try very hard. I used to also have a little dog. I like to write stories. I like to write essays. I like to write poetry, I like to write articles. Sometimes what I write is funny, other times it is not.

I have won awards for my short fiction in three countries – as a teenager in India, in a nationwide competition in Malaysia, and more recently in the USA. I am shortlisted in the Ouen Press Short Story Competition, and am named in Across The Margin’s Best of Fiction 2017.

My list of published stories include prize-winning ‘The Copper Amulet and The Ginger Cat’ (Boston Accent Lit); ‘Ice Eyes of The Turquoise Passage’ (Across The Margin); ‘Orange Mystique’ (Indiana Voice Journal); ‘The Osmosis of The Poisoned Flower’ (Thrice Fiction Magazine); ‘The Phantom Journey’ (Eastern Iowa Review); ‘The Beast of Montmoor’ (Coffin Bell Journal); ‘Diogenes’ Lamp’ (The Ekphrastic Review); ‘Red Hibiscus’ (Intellectual Refuge); ‘Bombay Blue’ (Scarlet Leaf Review); ‘Danse Macabre’ (Foliate Oak Literary Magazine); ‘Snakes and Ladders’ (Third Flatiron); ‘Palm Leaf Clairvoyance’, ‘The Black Cat’, ‘The Broken Window’, ‘Girl On a Mission’ (Friday Flash Fiction).

My route to writing is through an M.A. in English Literature and Criticism earned from Madras University and then an LL.B. (Hons) Law at the University of London, although I have been writing stories ever since I can remember.

I was born in Bombay, grew up in South India, lived in Malaysia, and now spend my time in New York.

I know how to dance energetically, I know how to act, I know how to sing in different languages, and I know how to play chess because they make me happy. That is also why I write. I like being happy.

I can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads and LinkedIn

 

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The Beast of Montmoor

Excited to be published in newly released Issue – MONSTERS – Check out my short story ‘The Beast of Montmoor’ in Coffin Bell Journal –

Link is here : https://coffinbell.com/the-beast-of-montmoor-2/

Written In The Stars

My short story ‘Written In The Stars’ has been shortlisted in Ouen Press Short Story Competition 2017 –

Link to the Shortlist is announced here : http://ouenpress.com/19.html

The Osmosis Of The Poisoned Flower

Published! My short story ‘The Osmosis Of The Poisoned Flower’ a dark fantasy, gothic, surreal, plant-based, futurism tale. Thank you Thrice Fiction Magazine for the honor and for pairing my piece with outstanding artwork by an Adjunct Faculty from the Art Institute of Chicago.

For details to read go here : http://www.thricefiction.com/

Insights From Fashion Editor and Writer Juliette Donatelli

My Interview with Juliette Donatelli on October 1 2013 – courtesy of Wishwas

Link is here : https://wishwasmakesithappen.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/juliette_donatelli/

CEO and Founder Bob Bland of Manufacture New York Speaks with Me

My Interview with Bob Bland on October 1 2013 – courtesy of Wishwas

Link is here : https://wishwasmakesithappen.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/bob_bland/

Tete-a-Tete with The First Lady of South Asian Culinary Arts – Varli

My Tete-a-Tete with Varli Singh on May 31 2013 – courtesy of Wishwas

Link is here : https://wishwasmakesithappen.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/tete-a-tete-with-the-first-lady-of-south-asian-culinary-arts/

Coffee Conversation with Aparna Khanolkar

My Interview with Aparna Khanolkar on April 25 2013 – courtesy of Wishwas

Link is here : https://wishwasmakesithappen.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/my-interview-with-aparna-khanolkar-by-rekha-valliappan/

Best of Fiction – ATM 2017 – ‘Ice Eyes Of The Turquoise Passage’

My short story ‘Ice Eyes Of The Turquoise Passage’ made it to the BEST OF FICTION in Across The Margin’s newly released List for 2017.

Link is here : http://acrossthemargin.com/best-atm-2017-fiction/

The Black Cat; The Broken Window; Girl On A Mission

 

3 of my Classic 100-Word Flash Fiction stories featured in the Christmas contest collection of Friday Flash Fiction for December 2017.

1. Links to ‘The Black Cat’ is here : http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/100-word-stories/the-black-cat-by-rekha-valliappan

2. Links to ‘The Broken Window’ is here : http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/100-word-stories/the-broken-window-by

3. Links to ‘Girl On A Mission’ is here : http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/100-word-stories/girl-on-a-mission-by-rekha-valliappan

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