Part Indo-American, part Louisiana girl, and Austin, Texas transplant—Herpreet Singh is a writer, journeyer, life-long learner, home cook, dessert enthusiast, mother/wife/sister/daughter/friend, dog person, art lover, someday amateur bass player, and ever-aspiring gardener. When she travels, it’s with an idea and a map; the rest gets sorted out along the way.
With a B.A. in English and Master of landscape architecture (M.L.A.) both from Louisiana State University and an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from Texas State University, she’s worked in the publishing industry, as an educator, and as a rural and urban community planner. Aspects of these professions weave in and out of her life at various junctures and, in one way or another, they surface in her writing.
She’s been lucky to workshop under Tim O’Brien, Francine Prose, Debra Monroe, Moira Crone, and Matt Clark, among others. Her freelance work has been featured in Country Roads Magazine and Gambit Weekly, and her fiction has been published in Her Mother’s Ashes 3: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States.
She writes fiction and personal essays and blogs about the many realms she occupies and observes. She witnesses beauty in ordinary moments and finds meaning in the mundane. Telling stories is what she loves to do.