Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan decided she wanted to become an author at sixteen, and didn't change her mind even when she turned 33 and was faced with the bleak financial reality of it. Her first book deal came out of her popular blog Compulsive Confessions (www.compulsiveconfessions.com), which she's been running as a passion project for the last eleven years. She is also the author of three previous books: You Are Here, The Life & Times of Layla the Ordinary and Cold Feet, as well as a short story collection called Before and Then After. She lives in New Delhi with her partner and their three cats. She hopes to move to Goa soon.