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Remember hitting rock bottom in high school — and then facing friends in the cafeteria?

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of ”When Dimple Met Rishi,” ”Of Curses and Kisses,” and many other novels that also feature lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys. Her books have been included in many cool places, including the Today show, TeenVogue, NPR, BuzzFeed, and Seventeen. A full-time dog servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the […]

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Desire to fill void in young adult fiction led Colorado author to focus on characters of color in lighthearted plots

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of “When Dimple Met Rishi”; “From Twinkle, with Love”; and “There’s Something About Sweetie.” A full-time dog-servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado. The following is an interview with Menon about her young adult book “When Dimple Met Rishi.” […]

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Excerpt: A daughter fends off her mother’s cultural expectations as her college experience looms

Sandhya Menon is the author of the young adult fiction book “When Dimple Met Rishi.” Menon, a Colorado writer, hoped to give voice to more characters of color in a lighthearted work in the novel. The following is an excerpt from “When Dimple Met Rishi.” 2018 Colorado Colorado Book Awards winner for Young Adult Fiction […]

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International visitors go behind the scenes to see how Colorado got its reputation as one of the safest states to vote

Watching boxes of paper ballots get wheeled into the Denver Elections Division office, checked for signature verification and moved through the entire process to count the votes — on the day before election day, no less — left Chhabi Mahali with three words: “Just simply speechless.” Mahali was among a delegation of civic-minded young professionals […]