I live in Auckland, New Zealand where I was born and raised. My hubby was born in India and came to New Zealand in the late '80's. This is the subject of my books, Julie & Kishore and the sequel, Julie & Kishore: Take Two. Both of these stories are based on our lives, how we, as a couple faced being in an inter-racial relationship at that time.
We have now been married for more than twenty years and have two children who are young adults. We also have a Pomeranian dog called Louie and his best friend is our ginger cat, Donny.
I am currently writing a third book, which has many of the same characters but is a completely different story.
Julie – a Kiwi girl, a red headed, freckle faced, plain Jane longed to wear a white wedding dress and see her handsome groom waiting for her as she took her walk up the aisle.
She was waiting to find her Mr Right – then she met and fell for Kishore, a boy from India who had been in New Zealand for two years.
Despite her reservations she decides to go out with him. In doing this, was she going against all that was deemed acceptable?
How would her parents react?
If their relationship blossomed would Kishore’s very traditional Indian family accept an English girl into their family? Can their love survive?