Hemlata Vasavada was born in Jodhpur, India, where she earned a master’s in philosophy. She immigrated to the United States in 1968 with her husband and their one-year-old daughter. She has volunteered for Girls Scouts, and as a tutor for English as a Second Language. She has worked with Literacy Volunteers of America to train volunteer tutors in ESL. In 2014 she and her husband moved from Skagit Valley in western Washington State to Pullman, Washington, to be near their daughter and her family.
As a member of Skagit Valley Writers League, she held offices of president, vice-president, and treasurer. After moving to Pullman, she has joined the Palouse Writers’ League. Her articles and humor essays have been published in The Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, Syracuse Post Standard, Northwest Life & Times, Tea A Magazine, Everett Herald, RV Journal, anthologies of Skagit Writers, India CurrentsMagazine, , India West weekly, Khabar—a magazine for Indian-Americans and I Should Have Stayed Home—Food, anthology from RDR Books.
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