SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two literary novels, Marriage of a Thousand Lies and Blue-Skinned Gods. Her middle-grade fantasy graphic novel, Shakti, is forthcoming from Harper Collins. Sindu is also the author of two hybrid chapbooks, I Once Met You But You Were Dead and Dominant Genes. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University with her partner, the poet Geoff Bouvier.