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 is a member of Skagit Valley Writers League where she has held offices of president, vice-president and treasurer. She has volunteered as an ESL tutor at Skagit Literacy and for Girls Scouts.
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, anthologies of Skagit Writers, India Currents and Khabar—magazines for Indian-Americans and I Should Have Stayed Home—Food, anthology from RDR Books.
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The Cascade Winners
by Hemlata Vasavada
Published: April 18, 2014
The Cascade Winners is a story of of four couples linked by their jobs at an engineering firm and their love of playing bridge. Set in a small town in Northwest Washington, it depicts the last half of the twentieth century, war, racism, women’s struggles, SST-related Boeing jobs, work environment and dangers in offshore oil industry and the effects of mergers and takeovers on the employees.
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