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Olivia Kaur Chadha began her writing career with a stint in Los Angeles writing comic book scripts for Fathom (Top Cow, Image Comics). Balance of Fragile Things is Olivia's debut adult novel, and some of her other works have appeared in Pinyon, Damselfly Press, and Every Day Fiction.

Olivia holds a Ph.D. from Binghamton University’s creative writing program and a master's from the University of Colorado, Boulder's creative writing program. She has taught writing at Binghamton University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Much of her research centers on the history of exile, precarious borders and boundaries, global folklore and fairy tales, and the relationship between humans and the environment.

Like her stories and characters, Olivia brings a diverse perspective to her writing: She was born in Illinois, raised in New Jersey, and grew up in Southern California. She is first-generation American of Punjabi Sikh and Latvian/German descent. Currently she's working on a sci-fi YA series set in a landscape based on a future India. She lives in Colorado with her family and two very odd dogs. 

Represented by Eric Smith of PSLA @ericsmithrocks 

Random things you don’t know about Olivia:

She can recite every line of every Buffy episode, ever.

She has a collection of comic books that might make you jealous.

She makes terrariums and love miniature things because the Borrowers are real.

She’s never felt like she fits into one culture, so she went ahead and made her own.

Her dogs are named Princess Buttercup and Ziggy Stardust.

She studied folklore and fairytales and now teaches them, too.

She loves fanny packs.