Born in a rural Punjabi village, Neesha Meminger grew up in Toronto, Canada, and now lives and works in New York City. She has a fascination with ancient history and the stories we're not told. Neesha's work includes young adult novels, both traditionally and independently published, as well as traditionally published erotic romance novels written under a pen name.
Neesha's first novel for young adults, SHINE, COCONUT MOON, made the Smithsonian's list of Notable Books for Children in its debut year and was listed on the New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age-Top 100 Books for Teens. The book was also nominated for the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults.
Her second novel, JAZZ IN LOVE, was picked by the Pennsylvania School Librarians' Association for their top 40 selections for young adults and was one of Bookslut's Recommended Summer Reads selections. Both SHINE, COCONUT MOON and JAZZ IN LOVE were nominated for the online CYBILS award.
INTO THE WISE DARK, Neesha's third novel, is a feminist time-travel fantasy featuring a multicultural cast of young women who save the world. It has been a resounding success, both commercially and critically.
For some reason she has yet to discover, Neesha's short story sales in the U.K., where no one has ever heard of her, are approximately 200 times higher than in the U.S., where all of her promotional efforts are focused.
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Tithely is a Seer among the Balancers - the only one who can see the Outsiders, a species that discards its female members. When she unexpectedly discovers another realm, Tithely learns devastating truths about the Balancers. Now she must decide whether to stay and contribute her power to those she has always loved and considered family, or become an outcast - powerful, yet alone.
Into The Wise Dark
Time-traveling Parminder, a.k.a. Pammi, must stop a power-hungry Able from the future from destroying the ancient city she visits, where Ables like her live freely. If she is unable to stop him, the city of Zanum vanishes forever, taking Pammi and all other Ables with it.
Daughters of Kali
A young bride in India obediently marries a man chosen for her, and soon faces what her future looks like: a lecherous brother-in-law, an abusive female elder, and a husband who is often absent. What she hasn't been told yet is that she is the direct descendant of a goddess, and she has a gift. She must learn to wield this gift without destroying everything and everyone she loves.
Jazz in Love
When her mother hears that seventeen-year-old Jasbir, a.k.a. Jazz, was seen hugging a boy on the street, she goes ballistic. Mom immediately implements the Guided Dating Plan to find Jazz the perfect, suitable, pre-screened Indian date. But Jazz has her sights set on the very *unsuitable* new hottie at school. Can Jazz find a way to follow her own heart and stay in the good graces of her parents?
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