Vinaya Bhagat grew up with her face partly obscured by the books she was reading. She knew more about her favourite characters than her next-door neighbours. When not reading, she was writing and immersing herself in imaginary worlds.
Writing took a backseat as she pursued a career in IT, until a fateful winter day in Dallas, Texas when she met with a near-fatal car crash. During her lengthy recovery, from wounds of body and mind, she once again found solace in writing and picked up the pen with renewed
Her short stories have been published in anthologies and have been short-listed in national and international writing competitions. Her bestselling debut novel Trickster was published by HarperCollins Publishers India. Her upcoming novel Barren Harvest is the first book in a speculative fiction trilogy.