Shweta speaks speaks English, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada & Hindi; has been an astronomy grad student, actuary, and data analyst; is three layers of immigrant; and believes escapism is of the first importance. Shweta's short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and has been longlisted for Best American SFF. She has written a YA fantasy novel and is now working on an adult steampunk one. Shweta attended Clarion West in 2017 and now serves as chair of its board. She is frenemies with ADHD, knows far more about Hindu mythology than is good for her, and lives in Seattle with her spouse and child.