Bharti Kirchner is the author of nine books—five critically acclaimed novels, four cookbooks, and hundreds of short pieces for magazines and newspapers. Her sixth novel, Goddess of Fire, a historical novel (with a crime subplot) set in India in the 17th century, is due out late in 2015. Bharti has written for Food & Wine, Vegetarian Times, Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Fitness Plus, and The Seattle Times. Her essays have appeared in ten anthologies. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship. She has been honored as a Living Pioneer Asian American Author.