Award-winning author, Meera Ekkanath Klein, deftly weaves her love of cooking and story-telling into an irresistible tale. My Mother’s Kitchen: A novel with recipes (2014, Homebound Publications) was selected as a Winner in the 2015 International Book Awards in the Multi-Cultural Fiction category. The book was also selected as Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards and 2015 USA Best Book Awards, all in the Multi-Cultural Fiction category. She has participated in the celebrated 2015 Authors on the Move fundraiser for the Sacramento Library Foundation dinner and auction. She was featured on Capital Public Radio on April 2, 2015 and interviewed by host Beth Ruyak. She has participated in the Local Author Festival at the Sacramento Library and has been a presenter at the 2015 Great Valley Book Fest. She has also made numerous presentations at local libraries. A former newspaper reporter and columnist, Klein, honed her writing skills in a busy newsroom. She mastered the art of Indian cooking in her own mother’s kitchen in the beautiful Blue Mountains or Nilgiris of south India. Her work has appeared in As/Us: Writers of the World, Eternal Snow, a poetry anthology, Blue Moon and other publications. Klein currently lives in northern California and is working on several other writing projects. She is also a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.