Padmaja Khanna


Padmaja Khanna enjoys writing stories that not only entertain but can also prompt some reflection. Her debut series, The Dream Hiker trilogy, owes its inspiration to a combination of things—primarily, her fascination with science, her love of writing, and her underlying interest in philosophy. She is constantly filled with ideas for the next story she would like to tell.

Padmaja grew up in India, worked for a short period in Japan, started her family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and now lives with her husband and two kids in the ever-expanding Chicago suburbs in Illinois. In addition to being a writer, she is a software professional and also works with teens at a local non-profit group. She loves learning about diverse cultures, visiting different parts of the world, and occasionally trying her hand at painting.

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Book Trailer: The Dream Hiker Series
Have you ever wondered if you are in a dream? If yes, then this series may be for you. If no, then shouldn't you?


The Thought War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,930. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jack is searching for his father in the dream world and has no interest in getting involved with the war brewing there. However, when the conflict begins to wreak immense suffering around him, he is left with no choice but to side with what is right and join the fight. The only problem is… what is right has never been more unclear. CAUTION: War zone. Conflicting thoughts ahead.
The Mind Trap
Series: The Dream Hiker, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
All Jack Treole is looking for this summer, is some relaxation and fun. However, things are not exactly turning out that way, both in this world and the other. When his dream acquaintance and now his real-world friend Selenia goes missing, Jack and the others scramble in search of her. But along the way, Jack is forced to reassess everything he thought he knew, and must make a difficult choice.
The Dream Hiker
Series: The Dream Hiker, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,900. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The book is about intertwining of dreams and reality, a fun adventure set in exotic places, and a mysterious quest for something intriguing. It is the story of a 17 year-old high-school student, Jack Treole, whose view of the world and life changes as he goes through these experiences along with two accidental friends.

Padmaja Khanna's tag cloud

adventure    boy    boys    dream    dreams    fantasy    girl    girls    high school    middle grade    mind    philosophy    science fiction    teen    thoughts    young adult