Padma Prasad is a writer and painter, based in Fairfax, Virginia. Her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. She is currently working on a collection of short stories and has completed a young adult novel. Her Indian roots provide the material for her imagination. She has attended the Kenyon College writers’ workshop. Her poem received Honorable Mention in the Palm Beach Ekphrastic Poetry competition, 2016. She volunteers at the Fairfax Art League as treasurer.