A.uthor

A writer writes to share his or her experiences. For me, it’s important to share my stories with the world. Here is a sampling of my works online and/or in print.

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In the spring of 2019, I was invited to contribute to the first episode of the Profiles in Encouragement podcast created by author r.r. campbell as part of his Writescast Network, a place where writers can find all sorts of resources. Here’s the link to the podcast:

Profiles in Encouragement 001 – Lisa Vihos, Ekta Garg, Larry F. Sommers

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In the summer of 2018, I was invited to join the Facebook writing group known as Stone Soup to contribute a story to their first anthology. The result was the piece titled “Washed Clean,” about a greedy priest who tries to use a boy’s special power for his own gain. Check out the book on Amazon:

 

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That same summer of 2018, a piece I wrote for fun got published in The Loyalhanna Review, the annual literary magazine of the Ligonier Valley Writers out of Pennsylvania. Here’s the magazine online. My piece appeared on page 11.

The Loyalhanna Review, 2018

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This podcast interview with Hank Garner, author champion, came out in 2018 and lets readers and other writers know a little more about me as a person and an a.uthor.

https://hankgarner.com/episode-378-ekta-garg-interview/

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The following are the first three anthologies produced by Authors’ Tale, the Facebook writers group where I’ve met some amazing writers and made some great writing friends.

In 2019 Authors’ Tale published Ink Dreams. In it I shared two stories. “Talk to Me” shares the story of a young woman dealing with a missing suitcase and how it reminds her of a larger tragedy. “Worlds Away” focuses on a young woman who comes to the States from India after her husband is murdered.

In the 2018 Authors’ Tale anthology Heart of a Child, my story “The Dress” delves into the life of a young woman who made a promise to someone special in her life. Now that she’s ready to get married, she’s contemplating breaking that promise. What happens next?

In 2017 Authors’ Tale produced its first-ever anthology, Once Upon A Wednesday. In this book, I shared a creative nonfiction piece about a bad day I had and how a small show of kindness made me reevaluate the problem at hand.

Check out all anthologies today, and be on the lookout for the fourth Authors’ Tale anthology, Magic We’ve Forgotten!

 

 

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From 2012 to 2014, I was the managing editor of the anthology produced by the Avondale Inkslingers, based in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, Arizona. In the first year the group produced their anthology, they graciously allowed me to add a memoir piece to their collection. My creative nonfiction essay, “The Post-Wedding Love Story”, tackles the experience of searching for and finding a husband through a modern-day arranged marriage process.

Avondale Inkslingers

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Below is just a small sample of my writing. To challenge myself, every Monday I try to post brand new fiction on my short story blog, The Write Edge Writing Workshop. Go there now for brand new pieces every month!

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The Writer magazine has been instructing and encouraging writers for generations. In late 2017, they published an essay I wrote on the process of narrowing down the list of my greatest champions to one inch.

https://www.writermag.com/2017/10/16/1inchlist/

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The online Brilliant Flash Fiction magazine featured one of my short stories in a contest. Check it out below:

Brilliant Flash Fiction, Travel contest, 2017

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Bette Lee Crosby is a dear friend and an incredible writer who allowed me to share on her site what it means to be a freelance editor.

http://betteleecrosby.com/2012/01/19/the-audacity-of-an-editor/